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The future and more from Richard Sprague

Posted by sprague on December 6, 2012

Whatever faults the Chinese may have, & they are not faultless, bad treatment of commercial foreigners is not one of them & they appear to me to have the right side of the question in their quarrel with the English.

Augustin Heard, American trader living in Canton during the 1830’s, commenting on The Opium War, as quoted on p.40 The Golden Ghetto: The American Commercial Community at Canton and the Shaping of American China Policy, 1784-1844

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