China and Lower Bengal: Being "The Times" Correspondence from China in the Years 1857-58

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Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, 1861 - 495 páginas
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Página 477 - China, being desirous of putting an end to the misunderstandings and consequent hostilities which have arisen between the two countries, have resolved to conclude a treaty for that purpose, and have therefore named as their plenipotentiaries, that is to say...
Página 472 - ... of the goods and the amount of duties paid on the same, and deliver the same to the merchant, and shall also certify the facts to the officers of customs of the other ports ; all which being done on the arrival in port of the vessel in which the...
Página 264 - D. 7 treaties; (3) compensation to British subjects, and persons entitled to British protection, for losses incurred in consequence of the late disturbances...
Página 466 - Subjects of China who may be guilty of any criminal act towards citizens of the United States shall be arrested and punished by the Chinese authorities according to the laws of China; and citizens of the United States...
Página 470 - No tonnage-dues shall be payable on boats employed by British subjects in the conveyance of passengers, baggage, letters, articles of provision, or other articles not subject to duty, between any of the open ports. All...
Página 472 - British merchant cannot agree with the Chinese officer in fixing a value, then each party shall call two or three merchants to look at the goods, and the highest price at which any of these merchants would be willing to purchase them, shall be assumed as the value of the goods.
Página 466 - Consul will inquire into the merits of the case, and do his utmost to arrange it amicably. In like manner, if a Chinese have reason to complain of a British subject, the Consul shall no less listen to his complaint, and endeavour to settle it in a friendly manner. If disputes take place of such a nature that the Consul cannot arrange them amicably, then he shall request the assistance of the Chinese authorities, that they may together examine into the merits of the case, and decide it equitably.
Página 480 - Britain, &c., and His Majesty the Emperor of China, shall be exchanged as soon as the great distance which separates England from China will admit; but, in the meantime, counterpart copies of it, signed and sealed by the Plenipotentiaries on behalf of their respective Sovereigns, shall be mutually delivered, and all its provisions and arrangements shall take effect. 531 Done at Nanking, and signed and sealed by the Plenipotentiaries on board Her Britannick Majesty's ship
Página 465 - XII. British subjects, whether at the ports or at other places, desiring to build or open houses, warehouses, churches, hospitals, or burial-grounds, shall make their agreement for the land or buildings they require, at the rates prevailing among the people, equitably, and without exaction on either side.
Página 466 - All questions in regard to rights, whether of property, or person, arising between citizens of the United States in China, shall be subject to the jurisdiction of, and regulated by, the authorities of their own government.

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