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DEMETRIUS CHARLES BOULGER

WITH A SUPPLEMENTARY CHAPTER OF RECENT EVENTS

By MAYO W. HAZELTINE

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK
PETER FENELON COLLIER

MDCCCXCVIII

IS

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I DEDICATE THIS SHORT

HISTORY OF CHINA

TO

SIR HALLIDAY MACARTNEY, K.C.M.G.

AS A SLIGHT TRIBUTE OF PERSONAL RESPECT AND ADMIRATION FOR ONE WHO

HAS MAINTAINED THE RIGHT OF CHINA TO BE TREATED BY THE

GOVERNMENTS OF EUROPE WITH THE DIGNITY AND

CONSIDERATION THAT BECOME A

GREAT EMPIRE.

IF TO LORD MACARTNEY WE OWE THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN

AUDIENCE OF THE EMPEROR OF CHINA ON THE SAME CONDI

TIONS AS THOSE ON WHICH FOREIGN EMBASSADORS

ARE RECEIVED AT EUROPEAN COURTS, TO

SIR HALLIDAY MACARTNEY

A SCION OF THE SAME FAMILY

CHINA

OWES MUCH OF THE SUCCESS THAT HAS ATTENDED HER DIPLOMACY

IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES

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