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Despatches from Mu k'e-te-na and Po-kuei, 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 43/9

Scope and Contents

Copies of two despatches from the Kwangtung authorities to the Naval and Military Commanders-in-Chief of the Allied Forces, dated 7th year, 11th month, 25th day of Xianfeng's reign (9 January 1858): (1) Mu k'e-te-na, General of Garrisoning Kwangtung, acceding to the Allied Commanders' demands; and (2) Po-kuei, Governor of Kwangtung, accepting the Allied Commanders' four proposals.


  • Creation: 1858


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Language of Materials



The despatch can be found in J.Y. Wong, 'Anglo-Chinese Relations, 1839-1860: A Calendar of Chinese Documents in the British Foreign Office Records' (Oxford University Press, 1983), FO.682/1991/4 and FO.682/1991/7, p. 263.

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