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Despatch from Allied Commanders, 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 43/8

Scope and Contents

A despatch from the Naval and Military Commanders-in-Chief of the Allied Forces to Mu k'e-te-na, General of Garrisoning Kwangtung, ordering that he give notice to the citizens of Canton of the prohibition of carrying weapons, dated the 7th year, 11th month, 25th day of Xianfeng's reign (9 January 1858). The despatch is undersigned by Real-Admiral Li (Rigault de Genouilly), French Commodore; Real-Admiral Hsi (Michael Seymour), English Commodore; and Ssu (Charles Van Straubenzee), the Major-General of the British garrisons at Hong Kong.


  • Creation: 1858


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