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ASIATIC
ASIATIC JOURNAL

JOURNAL

FIBRA

AND
MONTHLY REGISTER

FOR
British India and its Dependencies:

CONTAINING
Original Communications.

Misionary and Home Intelligence, Births,
Memoirs of Eminent Persons.

Marriages, Deaths, &c.
History, Antiquities, Poetry.

Commercial Intelligence.
Natural History, Geography.

Shipping Intelligence, Ship Letter-Mails.

&c.
Review of New Publications.

Lists of Passengers to and from India.
Debates at the East-India House.

State of the London and India Markets.
Proceedings of the Colleges of Haileybury Notices of Sales at the East-India House.

and Fort William, and the Military Times appointed for the East-India Com-
Seminary at Addiscombe.

pany's Ships for the Season.
ludia Civil and Military Intelligence, Ap-Prices Current of East-India Produce.

pointments, Promotions, Births, Mar India Exchanges and Company's Secu.
riages, &c. &c.

rities.
Literary and Philosophical Intelligence. Daily Prices of Stocks, &c. &c. &c.

OF THE
VOL. V.

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FROM JANUARY TO JUNE 18

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR BLACK, KINGSBURY, PARBURY, & ALLEN,
BOOKSELLERS TO THE HONOURABLE EAST-INDIA COMPANY,

LEADENHALL STREET.

1818.

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ASIATIC JOURNAL

FOR

JANUARY 1818.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICAZIONES PARA

UNIVERSITY

ALIFORNIA

To the Editor of the Asiatic Jour

Ser,--The refusal on the part of Lord Amherst, but for the perniLord Amherst to perform the Tar- cious influence which the performtar ceremony of the Ko tou is ance of it might have bad on our the alleged cause of the rejection concerns at Canton ; on the other of the late embassy at the court of hand, the resolute and dignified rePekin. It is certainly on many ac- jection of it, in spite of arts, threats, counts to be regretted that the bullyings and entreaties, has upmission ended in so abrupt a man

held the honor of the British name ner. I am, however, much, dispos- even among that arrogant people, ed to thipk, that unforeseen as the and has done more to confound circumstances which led to its ter their lofty pretensions to universal mination have been, yet good will pre-eminence than any thing that nevertheless result from it. In the has occurred from the remotest first place it is to be observed, that periods of their boasted antiquity, the embassy was not dismissed In Lord Amherst's instructions from China in an ungracious man from the Secretary of State for foner; presents from the respective reign affairs, he was especially disovereigns were interchanged; rected to conform to the ceremony edicts were issued commanding of the Ko tou if expedient; but the the utmost respect to be paid precedent of Lord Macartney, who to it through whatever towns only kneeled on one knee and bow: it past; and finally, the imperial ed the required number of times, commissioners accepted an invi- added to the decided opinion of Sir tation to a public entertainment George Staunton and all the other given by the ambassador at his de- gentlemen of the Factory, of the parture from China, as a pledge and pernicious effect such a marked in honor of the good understand. submission would have on our ing .which subsisted between the commercial relations with the Chi. two monarchs. The ceremony of nese, induced his lordship very the Ko tou, though to a European wisely to resist every attempt to and an Englishman absurd and de- enforce his compliance. It is true, grading to a degree, would not have that the Emperor positively assertbeen made the sine qua non with ed that Lord Macartney had fully Asiatic Journ:--No. 25.

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