TO THE COURT OF AVA..
B. There is little difference between us in the fourth article, and it amounts to this only,awhether it shall include a part or the whole of your subjects. With regard to permitting the families of merchants to quit the country along with them, can this be said to be of a commercial nature ? aE. If a merchant come into the country for a temporary residence, as allowed in the first article of the treaty, and shall have a wife and children, is it not a grievous molestation and hindrance to prevent him from taking his wife and children along with him when he quits it.
B. Agreeably to the seventh article of the Yandabo Treaty, on the Payment of the second instalment the troops were to evacuate Rangoon: how is it, then, that they still remain there?a!;. You were to have completed the payment of the second instalment on the 4th of June. You infringed the treaty by delaying the period of payment for three months ^yond that time. This was the case when I left Rangoon, and I do not know how much longer you may not have done so since. We have surely a good right to prolong the period of our departure an equal time. This is the right by which we now stay. We shall not stay one day longer than you have exceeded the time in which you were bound to have made good the payment of the second instalment.
B. The Wungyi and Wundauk, the commissioners at Rangoon, have officially reported to the King that the whole money had arrived at Rangoon Within the hundred days, and that much time was spent in smelting, weigh-and paying it.-E. The treaty says, that the money is to be paid to in one hundred days, and not that it shall arrive at Rangoon within that time. So far the treaty-was infringed ; but I have farther to observe, that if the Wungyi and Wundauk reported that the whole of the twenty-five lacs of rupees, or even the greater part of it, had arrived at Rangoon, within the specified time, they deceived his Majesty. I was myself at Ran-gAAn, and saw money repeatedly arrive, which was paid over to us, and some, even as late as twenty days before my leaving that place. We were most anions to go away, and this will appear obvious to yourselves from the following
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