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1888 Excerpt: ...(- Jfj), in the Chekiang province; in this
province, from Fu-an (fg ), Ning-te (Hi IHX and Fu-t'ing (jjg
jjjJ), in the Fu-ning prefecture; Cheng-ho (j ft) and Pu-ch'eng (ff
$), in the Chien-ning prefecture; and Ku-t'ien (- g) and Yung-fu
(jfc jjg), in this, the Foochow, prefecture. 3.--The only variety
known here is valued at some 8450 per picul. 4.--It ought to pay a
Likin tax to the Opium Tax Office ($ igfc /U) of Tts. 42 per picul,
but rarely, if ever, does so, owing to the small quantities in
which it circulates, --most of that produced being for local
consumption in the neighbourhood of the gardens. 5.--It seems to be
impossible to form any idea as to the extent of production.
6.--There is absolutely nothing known about the production,
consumption, or price of any other variety than that of the places
mentioned in this and the neighbouring province of Chekiang. I
have, etc., To C. HANNEN, Commissioner of Customs. SIR ROBERT HART,
K.C.M.G., Inspector General of Customs, PEKING. I Have the honour
to acknowledge the receipt of your Circular No. 375, Second Series,
calling for reports on Native Opium. All the information on that
subject that I have been able to gather has been embodied in my
despatch No. 279, replying to your Circular No. 372, Second Series,
and I have nothing to add to what is there reported. Neither
officials nor merchants know anything of the production of Native
Opium hi the district from which it reaches us, nor of the
production, consumption, and price of the varieties grown in
Manchuria, Szechwan, and Yunnan. The kind that comes here chiefly
is grown near Wenchow, and is called Wen-chou-chiang (So JW ); it
seems to be of very poor quality. I have, etc., To J. L. CHALMERS,
Assistant-in-Charge. SIR ...
|Country of origin:
China Hai Guan Zong Shui Wu Si Shu
||246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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