The Taeping Rebellion in China: Its Origins, Progress, and Present Condition

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Warren Hall & Company, 1863 - 113 Seiten
 

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Seite 100 - The Christian religion, as professed by Protestants or Roman Catholics, inculcates the practice of virtue, and teaches man to do as he would be done by. Persons teaching it or professing it, therefore, shall alike be entitled to the protection of the Chinese authorities, nor shall any such, peaceably pursuing their calling, and not offending against the laws, be persecuted or interfered with.
Seite 17 - Governor and Commander-in-chief of the Colony of HongKong and its dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the trade of British subjects in China, with the advice of the Legislative Council at Hong-Kong.
Seite 24 - It is the established custom of our nation in no wise to interfere with any contests that may take place in the countries frequented by our subjects for commercial purposes. It is, therefore, totally out of the question that we should now in China lend the services of our steamers to give assistance in the struggle. Of the lorchas hired by the...
Seite 40 - ... sworn. We cannot remove the fort or the guns ; should you proceed yourselves to move the same, then it is evident that you have the intention of quarrelling with us. You can, if you please, lead on your soldiers against this city ; you can, if you please, attack us ; we shall stand quietly on the defensive [lit., we shall await the battle with hand in the cuff, ie, we shall not strike the first blow].
Seite 12 - Hung-Siu-tshuen, whom they believed appointed by heaven to be their chief. Old and young, rich and poor, men of influence and education, graduates of the first and second degrees, with their families and adherents, all gathered round the chiefs. Wei-ching alone brought with him about one thousand individuals of his clan.
Seite 17 - Kong, and Chief Superintendent of the trade of Her Majesty's subjects in China, with the advice of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, that it shall be a misdemeanour, punishable by not more than two years...
Seite 17 - Act it was enacted (among other things) that it should be lawful for Her Majesty, by any Order or Orders made with the advice of Her Privy Council, to ordain for the government of Her Majesty's subjects being within the dominions of the Emperor of China, or being within any ship or vessel at a distance of not more than one hundred miles from the coast of China...
Seite 15 - ... went into all parts of the ship in such numbers, it was necessary, both for the convenience of the men and to prevent the possibility of any disagreement, to put all out ; this was done in as kind a way as possible. They conducted themselves in a frank and friendly way, towards all their bearing was quite different to that of any Chinese that we had ever met, so much so, that our men remarked it ; and had any one asserted ten days previously, that so many hundred Chinese would have been on board,...
Seite 25 - I am penning these lines, not one single step in the direction of a " good government " has been taken by the Tae-pings ; not any attempt made to organize a political body or commercial institutions; not a vestige, not a trace of anything approaching to order, or regularity of action, or consistency of purpose, can be found in any one of their public acts; the words
Seite 17 - Government, by personal enlistment in the service of either of the said several parties, or by procuring other persons to enlist in such service, or by furnishing, selling, or procuring warlike stores of any description, or by fitting out vessels, or by knowingly and purposely doing any other acb to assist either party by which neutrality may be violated.

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