13 JUNE 1840, Page 7

The Queen :Mal). which left Macao on the e I

st February, arrived at Li verpo )1 on Saturday ; bringing adviees from Canton to the 19th of February. Later intelligenee has been brought by the ON ''land mail, which left Boutboy on the :10th of April. By this areival we have Canton news to the intli of March.

On the 11th Fi luatary, an edict had been received at Clanton front the Emperor, inquirieg into the pulley of excluding all fitrt igners what-

ever from the Chi etes. dominions ; authorizing the functionaries at l'anton to give eirect to that measure, withoet refeeenee to the Imperial ot. ern Illelit at Pekin.

Another decree lled bee» issued with the view of preventing, the Americans and ether foreigners from supplying the English with teas and silks. The Grand Council of Wer received an Imperial edict, in the Emperor's own hand, expressing elisepprobation of the preeeedings of the `rascally foreigners."

The Grand Military Council sent to the Emperor a memorial, drawn lap by Tsang Wang yen, recommending the stoppage of the entire foreign trade, and suggesting a notable plan for ins eigling and destroying the British- " My humble idea of the matter, then, is this as we bare hitherto appeared as hosts and they es guests—as we arc on shore and they arc afloat—it dues not scent necessary to me, under these circumstances, to send our cruisers a long way out to sea to give battle to them; but as the intercourse of the said fo- reignors is cut off, and they being but scantily supplied with necessaries, the pressure of their sufferings will not allow them to remain a long time anchored m tire outer ocean, they must of necessity again enter our inner waters, and ramble and spy about as before. Now, I would still further entice them to come in by means of our cruisers ; and in the mean time 1 would call out and get ready several hundreds of the pimple living on the sea-coast, of those who are the stoutest and the bravest, and the best swimmers and divers. I would cause them at night to divide into groups, to go diving straight on board the foreign ships, and taking the said foreigners unawares, massacre every indivi- dual among them. Or l would fit up several hundreds of lire-ships beforehand, and cause the most skilful swimmers and divers to go on board of them ; these should take advautit„ao of the wind and let the tire-ships go, and close in the wake of these should come our armed cruisers. But, before going into action, I would proclaim to all the soldiers and people, that he or they who should be able to take a foreign ship, the entire ship and cargo should be given them for encouragement ; and this being made known, every one would be more eager than the other in pressing forward to the capture : and what stay, I ask, would these rascally foreigners have to cling to any longer ? Would not their hearts, on the contrary, die within them for fear? "'Whether or not my simple view of matters may lie correct, may I beg your Gracious Majesty to send down orders to the Commissioner, and Viceroy, stud Footmen of Kwantung, that as an opportunity oilers the experiment may be made ? Only let a plan be laid for a general massacre, and these said fo- reigners cannot but fear and tremble, and come to implore us. Afterwards, if we find that they can, with a sincere and contrite hoot repent them of their crimes, then a memorial may be addressed to your Sacred Majesty, praying that, out of the abundance of your heavenly goodness, you will again permit them to renew their commercial intercourse. But even then a limit must be put to the export of tea, rhubarb, and such commodities; and they must on 110 ac- count be permitted to exceed the prescribed bounds. This is what I call keep- ing a strong hold upon them—literally the plan of the nippers. if, however, they dare afterwards clandestinely to convey opium into the inner laud, then at one and the same time I would punish the offending parties with death, ac- cording to the new statute, mud again cut of for ever their admission to our markets. This then would most certainly cut off their greedy views, and cleanse the fountain in serula seenlorunt.

" Whether any stupid foolish notions may be put in force or not, I humbly pray that my itugust Sovereign will bestow un this paper a single holy glance. A most respectful memorial."

Letters received from China by the Thomas Contts state, that not- withstanding the pending warlike preparations between China and England, the smuggling of opium was freely carried on round the Eastern coast. The notorious opium clipper the Lady Grant had ar- rived in Tongkoo Roads on the 13th of January, ready to proceed on that passage, and was expected to be absent at least one month in the channels of the various islands getting rid of the drug. The quantity on board this clipper was valued at 100,000/. It appears that high wages are given to those who enter the trade, and the agreements be- tween the commanders and their men are only verbal. The Lady

Grant was stated to be " armed up to the teeth," mounting fourteen guns, worked by Europeans, besides a full supply of all kinds of mis- siles, and therefore feared little from the Mandarin junks. Some of

the men on board had expressed confident expectations of " obtaining some Chinamen's tails " (excellent for making watch-guards) in a day or two. This gives an idea in what estimation the courage of the un- fives of the Celestial Empire is held by English seamen.—Coaricr.

It was understood that Captain Elliot had received despatches from Lord Palmerston, entirely approving of his conduct.