An Exposition of the Relations of the British Government with the Sultaun [sic] and the State of Palembang: And the Designs of the Netherlands' Government Upon that Country : with Descriptive Accounts and Maps of Palembang and the Island of Banca

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Black, Kingsburg, Parbury, and Allen, 1821 - 259 Seiten
 

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Seite 125 - Shut from the common air, and common use Of their own limbs. How many drink the cup Of baleful grief, or eat the bitter bread Of misery.
Seite 97 - Lampoong country ; on the west and south-west, by the ranges of mountains which separate that state from Bencoolen and its dependencies ; and on the north-west, its limits adjoin the territories of the Sultaun of Jambee.
Seite 105 - ... water mark, in order that they may at all times command uninterrupted communication with their boats. From one extreme to the other, the town may be estimated to extend at least three miles along each bank, and to contain a population of nearly twenty-five thousand souls, including about one thousand Arabs and Chinese. The foreign trade from the town is carried on by the Chinese, Arabs, and natives, to Java, Malacca, Banca, Penang or Prince of Wales' Island, Lingen, Rhio, and the eastern coast...
Seite 98 - ... country ; on the west and south-west, by the ranges of mountains which separate that state from Bencoolen and its dependencies ; and on the north-west, its limits adjoin the territories of the Sultaun of Jambee. The principal river, which is called the Moosee, upon which the town of...
Seite 99 - Palembang is only accessible on the north and eastern sides, by the medium of the rivers abovementioned; the whole coast of Sumatra, along the Straits of Banca, presenting nothing to the eye but a low flat of interminable swamps and jungle.
Seite 94 - It might, perhaps, be thought by the leading statesmen in some other countries, (hat a great advantage was to be obtained by lowering the character and credit of Great Britain. It might suit their policy to say to nations in remote parts of the globe, " You see what you gain by entering into agreements with the English. Whatever stipulations they may may make with you, they are certain to sacrifice you to their general system of policy, whenever they make peace with their neighbours in Europe.
Seite 166 - Government, at the dep6t of the district, all the tin extracted from the mines, on payment at the rate of six dollars per pecul, free of all charges whatever for smelting or transporting. " 2. They agree to refund to Government the amount of debt incurred by them for...
Seite 104 - The houses of the principal chiefs are commodious and comfortable, though they have no pretensions to elegance. Many of these, as well as the houses of the wealthy Arabs and Chinese, have tiled roofs, supported by strong pillars of timber, and are divided into rooms by wooden divisions of plank. The houses of the inferior classes are built of the light materials which...
Seite 12 - In the name of the most holy and indivisible Trinity. Their Imperial and Royal Majesties, the Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia, his Majesty the limperor of all the Russ'ms, his Majesty the King of the United Kingdoms of Great Britain...

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