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A Practical Treatise on the China and Eastern Trade; Comprising the Commerce of Great-Britain and India Particularly Bengal and Singapore with China and the Eastern Islands (Paperback) Loot Price: R539
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A Practical Treatise on the China and Eastern Trade; Comprising the Commerce of Great-Britain and India Particularly Bengal and...
A Practical Treatise on the China and Eastern Trade; Comprising the Commerce of Great-Britain and India Particularly Bengal and...

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A Practical Treatise on the China and Eastern Trade; Comprising the Commerce of Great-Britain and India Particularly Bengal and Singapore with China and the Eastern Islands (Paperback)

John Phipps

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 Excerpt: ...to them by ' fast-crab' boats. The statements of circumstances made in the memorial are not all entirely true; but, for the most part, they are very nearly so. We, your Ministers, after humble consideration, are of opinion, that opium having become prevalent in the country, vagabonds who smoke it, to the injury of their lives, and of their constitution, do so entirely from their own obstinate stupidity and refusal to be aroused, and are, therefore, unworthy of regret. But the loss of wealth and waste of treasure are exceedingly great; and the evil suffered is not indeed light or small. If, at this time, it were again suffered to be brought in, and publicly used, with legal permission, as a medicine, this would prevent the foreigners from raising the price to an enormous height --thus also might a silent impediment be placed in the way of.their avaricious plans and large profits. Still then, would not this be a sudden acquiescence in, and give unlimited licence to, the evil? Hut if, again, additional forces be stationed at all the forts, outposts, passes, &c., to examine and search, we find, on inquiry, that uot only would the tnffic in opium, which is chiefly conducted on the open sea, be shortly removed elsewhere, to avoid observation; but that, also, it would open a way to piratical banditti, to assume the appearance of Government runners, in order to stop, and clandestinely search boats. In Canton, of late years, the plunderers of trading boats on the coasts, and rivers, and the plunderers of travelling merchants on land, who have, under the pretence of searching for opium, wantonly troubled others, and involved them in this prevalent illegality, are more than can be told. Those who, within the last few years, have been taken up and tried, on charges...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: John Phipps
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 178
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-52507-6
Barcode: 9781130525076
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LSN: 1-130-52507-4

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