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Bangles, not formerly in the tariff, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Bamboo screens and bamboo ware, per 100 catties 0 2 0

Corals, native or false corals, not formerly in the tariff, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Crackers, and tire-works formerly classed as rockets, per 100 catties 0 7 5

Fans, (feather fans, &c.,) not formerly in the tariff, per 100 catties 1 0 0

Glass, glass ware of all kinds, formerly classed as native crystal ware, per

100 catties 0 5 0

Glass beads, or false pearls, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Kittisols, or paper umbrellas, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Marble, marble slabs, not formerly in the tariff, per 100 catties 0 2 0

Rice-paper pictures, per 100 catties 0 1 0

Paper/ans, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Pearls, (false,) not formerly in the tariff, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Class 5.—Painters' stores, $c.

Brass leaf, per 100 catties 1 5 0

Gamboge, per 100 catties 2 0 0

Red lead, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Glue, as Bsh glue, cowhide glue, &c, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Paper, stationery, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Tin foil, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Vermilion, per 100 catties 3 0 0 ■

Paintings, (large paintings,) formerly divided into large and small paintings,

each 0 1 0

White lead, per 100 catties 0 2 5

Class 6.— IFares of various kinds.

Bone and horn ware, per 100 catties 1 0 0

China ware, fine and coarse, formerly classed as fine, native, coarse, and

middling, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Copper ware and pewter ware, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Manufactures of wood, furniture, &c., per 100 catties 0 2 0

Ivory ware, all carved ivory work included, formerly divided into ivory and

ivory carvings, per 100 catties 5 0 0

Lacquered ware, per 100 catties 1 0 0

Mother-of-pearl ware, per 100 catties 1 0 0

Rattan ware, rattan and bamboo work, per 100 catties 0 2 0

Sandal-wood ware, per 100 catties 1 0 0

Gold and silver ware, formerly divided into gold ware and silver ware, per

100 catties 10 0 0

Tortoise-shell ware, per 100 catties 10 0 0

Leather trunks and boxes, per 100 catties 0 2 0

Class 7.—Canes, <J-c.

Canes or walking Bticks of all kinds, per 1,000 pieces 0 5 0

Class 8.—Articles of clothing.

Wearing apparel, whether of cotton, woollen, or silk, formerly divided into cotton clothing, woollen clothing, silk and satin clothing, and velvet, per

100 catties 0 5 0

Boots and shoes, whether of^ leather, satin, or otherwise, per 100 catties 0 2 0

Class 9.—Fabrics of hemp, <f c.

Grass-cloth, and all cloths of hemp or linen, per 100 catties 10 0

Xaukeeu, and all cloths of cotton, formerly not in the tariff, per 100 catties.. 10 0

Class 10.—Silk, fabrics of silk, $c.

Raw silk of any province, per 100 catties 10 0 0

Coarse or refuse silk, per 100 catties 2 0 0

Organzine of all kinds, per 100 catties 10 0 0

* Taols, mace, and candareeus.

•T. M. C.

Silk ribbon and thread, per 100 catties 10 0 0

Silk and satin fabrics of all kinds, as crape, lutestring, &c, &c, formerly

classed as silks and satins, per 100 catties 12 0 0

Silk and cotton mixed fabrics, per 100 catties 3 0 0

Heretofore a further charge per piece has been levied; the whole duty is now to be paid in one sum, and the further charge is abolished.

Class 11.—Carpeting, matting, <Jc.

Mats of all kinds, as of straw, rattan, bamboo, <&c, per 100 catties 0 2 0

Class 12.—Preserves, <$-c.

Preserved ginger and fruits of all kinds, per 100 catties 0.5 0

Soy, per 100 catties 0 4 0

Sugar, white and brown, per 100 catties 0 2 5

Sugar candy, all kinds, per 100 catties 0 3 5

Tobacco, prepared and unprepared, &c, of all kinds, per 100 catties 0 2 0

Class 13.— Unenumeratcd articles.

All articles which it has not been practicable to enumerate herein specifically are to be charged a duty of live per cent, ad valorem.

Class 14.

Gold and silver coin, and gold and silver, duty free.

Class 15.

Bricks, tiles, and building materials, duty free.

IMPORTS.
Class 1.— Wax, saltpetre, <fc.

Wax, foreign, as beeswax, also called tile wax, per 100 catties 10 0

Oil-of-rose mallows, per 100 catties 1 0 0

Saltpetre, foreign, per 100 catties 0 3 0

This article is only allowed to be sold to tho Government merchants; formerly this regulation did not exist.

Soaps, foreign, as perfumed soap, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Class 2.—Spices and perfumes.

Gum benzoin and oil of benzoin, per 100 catties 10 0

Sandal wood, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Pepper, black, per 100 catties 0 4 0

All other articles of this class not specifically mentioned herein, to pay a duty

of ten per cent, ad valorem. Perfumery, five per cent, ad valorem.

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Asafcetida, per 100 catties 1 0 0

Camphor, superior quality, i. e., pure, formerly classed as good and inferior,

per catty 10 0

Camphor, inferior quality or refuse, formerly uncleaned camphor, per catty. 0 5 0

Cloves, superior quality, picked, per 100 catties 1 5 0

Cloves, interior quality, (mother cloves,) per 100 catties 0 5 0

Cow bezoar, per catty 1 0 0

Cutch, per 1U0 catties 0 3 0

Gambier, per 100 catt ies 0 1 5

Areca nut, per 100 catties 0 15

Ginseng, foreign, superior quality, &c, per 100 catties 38 0 0

Ginseng, inferior quality, tfcc, per 100 catties 3 5 0

Of every hundred catties of foreign ginseng of whatever sort, one-fifth part is to be considered as of superior quality, and four-fifths of inferior.

• Tads, mace, and candareens.

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Gum olibannm, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Myrrh, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Mace, or flower of nutmeg, per 100 catties 1 0 0

Quicksilver, per 100 catties 3 0 0

Nutmegs, first quality, per 100 catties ■- 2 0 0

Nutmegs, secoutl quality, or coarse, per 100 catties 1 0 0

Putchuk, per 100 catties 0 7 5

Rhinoceros horus, per 100 catties 3 0 0

Class 4.—Sundries.

Flints, per 100 catties 0 0 5

Mother of pearl shells, per 100 catties 0 2 0

Class 5.—Dried meats, $c.

Birds'nesta, first quality mandarin, per 100 catties 5 0 0

Birds'nests, Recond quality ordinary, per 100 catties 2 5 0

Birds' nests, third quality'with feathers, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Bicho de mar, first quality black, per 100 catties 0 8 0

Bicho de mar, second quality, white, per 100 catties 0 2 0

Sharks' fins, first quality, white, per 100 catties 1 0 0

Sharks' fins, second quality, black, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Stock fish, called dried fish, per 100 catties 0 4 0

Vish-maws, not formerly in taritt, per 100 catties 15 0

Class 6.—Painters' stores.

Cochineal, per 100 catties 5 0 0

Smalts, per 100 catties 4 0 0

Sapan wood, per 100 catties 0 10

Class 7.— Woods, canes, <f-c.

Rattans, per 100 catties 0 2 0

Ebony, per 100 catties... 015

All other imported wood, as red wood, satin wood, yellow wood, not specifically enumerated, to pay a duty of ten per cent, ad valorem.

Class 8.—Clocks, watches, <f-c.

Clocks.

Watches.

Telescopes.

Glass panes, and crystal ware of all kinds.

Writing-desks.

Dressing-cases.

Jewelry of gold and silver.

Cutlery, swords, &c.

All the foregoing and any other miscellaneous articles of the same description, 5 per cent, ad valorem.

Class 9.

Gold and silver bullion, duty free.

Class 10.

Cotton, fabrics of cotton and canvas, from 75 to 100 chili long, and 1 chih 7

tsnn to 2 chih 2 tsun wide, per piece 0 5 0

Cotton, allowing 5 per cent, for tare, per 100 catties 0 4 0

Long white cloths, 75 to 100 chih long, 2 chih 2 tsun to 9 chih 6 tsun wide,

formerly divided into superior and interior fine cotton cloth, per piece 0 15

Cambrics and muslins, from 50 to 60 chih long, and 2 chih 9 tsun to 3 chih 3

tsun wide, per piece 0 1 5

Cottons, grey or unbleached domestic, &c, from 75 to 100 chih long, and 2

chih to 2 t'hih 9 tsun wide, formerly classed as coarse long cloths, per piece. 0 10 Twilled cottons, grey, same dimensions, per piece 0 *"

* Taels, mace, and candareenn.

*T. M. C.

Chintz and prints ot all kinds, from CO to 75 chili long, and from 2 chili 9 t8un to 3 chih 3 tsun wide, formerly called ornamented or flowered cloths,

per piece 0 2 0

Cotton yarn, or cotton thread, per 100 catties 1 0 0

Linen, fine, not formerly in the tariff, from 50 to 75 chih long, aud 1 chih 9

tsun to 2 chih 2 tsun wide, per piece 0 5 0

Bunting, per chang 0 0 1|

All other imported articles of this class, as ginghams, pulicats, dyed cottons, velveteens, silk and cotton mixtures, aud mixtures of linen and cotton, &c, &c, 5 per cent, ad valorem.

Class 11.—Fabrics of silk, woollen, <f-c.

Handkerchiefs, large, ahovo 2 chih 6 tsun, each '0 0 H

Handkerchiefs, small, under 2 chih 6 tsuu, each 0 0 1

Gold and silver thread, superior or real, per catty 0 1 3

Gold and silver thread, inferior, or imitation, per catty 0 0 3

Broadcloth, Spanish stripe, &c, from 3 chih 6 tsun to 4 chih 6 tsun wide,

per chang -•- - 0 1 5

Narrow cloths, as long ells, cassimeres, &c, formerly classed as narrow

woollens, per chang 0 0 7

Camlets, (Dutch,) per chang 0 1 5

Camlets, per chang 0 0 7

Imitation camlets, or bombazettes, per chang 0 0 3$

Woollen varn, per 100 catties 3 0 0

Blankets," each 0 1 0

All other fabrics of wool, or of mixed wool and cotton, wool and silk, &c,

5 per cent, ad valorem.

Class 12.—Winet, <fc.

Wine and beer, in quart bottles, per 100 10 0

Wine aud beer, in pint bottles, per 100 0 5 0

Wine aud beer, in cask, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Class 13.—Metal*.

Copper, foreign, in pigs, &.c, per 100 catties 1 0 0

Copper, wrought, as sheets, rods, &e., per 100 catties 15 0

Iron, foreign, unmanufactured, as in pigs, per 100 catties 0 10

Iron, manufactured, as iu bars, rods, Sec, per 100 catties 0 1 5

Lead, foreign, in pigs, or manufactured, per 100 catties 0 2 8

Steel, foreign, of every kind, per 100 catties 0 4 0

Tin, foreign, per 100 catties 1 0 0

Tin plates, formerly not iu the tariff, per 100 catties 0 4 0

Spelter is only permitted to be sold to government merchants.
All uuenumerated metals, as zinc, yellow copper, &c, 10 per cent, ad va-
lorem.

Class 14.—Jewelry.

Cornelians, per 100 stones 0 5 0

Corueliau beads, per 100 catties 10 0 0

Class 15.—Skins, teeth, horns, <fc.

Bullocks'and buffalo horns, per 100 catties 2 0 0

Cow and ox hides, tanned and untanucd, per 100 catties 0 5 0

Sea-otter skins, each 1 5 0

Fox skins, large, each 0 1 5

Fox skins, smnll, each 0 0 ?i

Tiger, leopard, aud marten skins, each 0 15

Land-otter, raccoon, aud sharks' skins, per 100 2 0 0

Beaver skins, per 100 5 0 0

Hare, rabbit, and ermine skins, per 100 0 5 0

Sea-horse teeth, per 100 catties 2 0 0

Elephants' teeth, first quality, whole, per 100 catties 4 0 0

Elephants' teeth, second quality, broken, per 100 catties 2 0 0

* Taols, mace, and candareene.

Class 16.— Unenumeratid.

All new goods which it has not been practicable to enumerate herein, a duty of 5 per cent, ad valorem.

Class 17.

Sice and other grains, duty free. m
Contraband.—Opium.

Shipping dues.—These have been hitherto charged on the measurement of the ship's length and breadth, at so much per chang, but it is now agreed to alter the system and charge according to the registered statement of the number of tons of the ship's burden. On each ton (reckoned equal to the cubic contents of 122 tows) a shipping charge of five mace is to be levied; and all the aid charges of measurement, entrance, and portclearance fees, daily and monthly fees, &c, are abolished.

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[l. 8.] TSIYEN(J.

C tUNA, 1858.

TREATY OF PEACE, AMITY, AND COMMERCE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CHINA, CONCLUDED JUNE 18, 1858; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AUGUST 16, 1839; PROCLAIMED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES JANUARY 26, 1860.

Whereas a treaty between the United States of America and the Ta Tsing Empire was concluded and signed at Tien-tsin by their respective Plenipotentiaries, on the eighteenth day of June", 1858, which treaty is, word for word, as follows:

The United States of America and the Ta Tsing Empire, desiring to maintain firm, lasting, and sincere friendship, have resolved

•' I i -. ■ i - Contracting parties.

to renew, in a manner clear and positive, by means of a treaty or general convention ot peace, amity, and commerce, the rules which shall in future be mutually observed in the intercourse of their respective countries; for which most desirable object the President of the United States and the August Sovereign of the Ta Tsing Empire have named for their Plenipotentiaries, to wit:

The Presideut of the United States of America, William B. Eeed, Envoy Extraordinary aud Minister Plenipotentiary to China; and His Majesty the Emperor of China, Kweiliang, a member of the Privy Council and Superintendent of the Board of Punishments; and Hwashana, President of the Board of Civil Office, and Major General of the Bordered Blue Banner Division of the Chinese Banner-men, both of them being Imperial Commissioners aud Plenipotentiaries;

Aud the said Ministers, in virtue of the respective full powers they have received from their Governments, have agreed upon the following articles:

^ Article I.

There shall be, as there have always been, peace .and friendship between the United States of America and the Ta Tsing Pelc.aildl.riond,hi Empire, and between their people, respectively. They shall * not insult or oppress each other for any trifling cause, so as to produce an estrangement between them; and if any other nation should act unjustly or oppressively, the United States will exert their good oflices, on being informed of the case, to bring about an amicable arrangement of the question, thus showing their friendly feelings.

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