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From Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Prime Minister, 94 Piccadilly, 5 Nov. 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8782/I/40

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Appropriate commemoration to be made of the capture of the Takoo [Taku] Forts by Anglo-French forces during the 2nd China War: 'As the French Government will probably make the most of their glory it will be best that our guns should be fired upon this occasion, and probably at twelve o'clock today'.


  • Creation: 5 Nov. 1860


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