The British Army in India: Its Preservation by an Appropriate Clothing, Housing, Locating, Recreative Employment, and Hopeful Encouragement of the Troops. With an Appendix on India: the Climate of Its Hills; the Development of Its Resources, Industry, and Arts; the Administration of Justice; the Black Act; the Progress of Christianity; the Traffic in Opium; the Value of India; Permanent Causes of Disaffection, and of the Recent Rebellion; the Traditionary Policy; Misgovernment by Native Rulers; Annexations of Their Territory, Etc
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Page 233 - He did not see why true believers, having the promise of the life that now is, as well as that which is to come...
Page 333 - ... much more the effect of use and practice. I do not deny that natural disposition may often give the first rise to it; but that never carries a man far without use and exercise, and it is practice alone that brings the powers of the mind as well as those of the body to their perfection.
Page 340 - I might here observe, that the British Government would confer a lasting blessing on the Assamese and the New Settlers, if immediate and active measures were taken to put down the cultivation of opium in Assam, and afterwards to stop its importation, by levying high duties on opium land.
Page 351 - Plenipotentiary, &c., will not allow himself to anticipate or suppose, that the appeal which he now makes to all Her Majesty's subjects will be unheeded, or overlooked, by even a single individual ; but at the same time it is his duty, in the responsible and unprecedented situation in which he has been placed by the course of events, to distinctly intimate, that he is determined, by every means at his disposal, to see the provisions of the commercial treaty fulfilled by all who choose to engage in...
Page 350 - In any positive instance of smuggling transactions coming to the consul's knowledge, he will instantly apprize the Chinese authorities of the fact, and they will proceed to seize and confiscate all goods — whatever their value or nature — that may have been so smuggled ; and will also be at liberty if they see fit, to prohibit the ship from which the smuggled goods were landed from trading further, and to send her away as soon as her accounts are adjusted and paid.
Page 351 - China ; and that in any case where he may receive well-grounded representations from her majesty's Consuls, or from the Chinese authorities, that such provisions of the commercial treaty have been evaded, (or have been attempted to be so,) he will adopt the most stringent and decided measures against the offending parties...
Page 340 - Few but those who have resided long in this unhappy country know the dreadful and immoral effects which the use of opium produces on the native, — he will steal, sell his property, his children, the mother of his children, and finally even commit murder for it.
Page 351 - ... excellency most solemnly and urgently calls upon all subjects of the British crown, individually and collectively, by their allegiance to their sovereign, by their duty to their country, by their own personal reputation, respect, and good name, and by the integrity and honesty which is due from them as men, to the imperial rights of the emperor of China, not only to strictly conform and act up to the said provisions of the commercial treaty...
Page 350 - A fair and regular Tariff of duties and other dues having now been established, it is to be hoped that the system of smuggling which has heretofore been carried on between English and Chinese merchants — in many cases with the open connivance and collusion of the Chinese Custom-house officers — will entirely cease...