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  • It blew what they call a Hyson, in the Chinese seas -- "

    Jack Tier

  • In like manner of _green_ teas, the Hyson kinds are superior to the Singlo; thus the commonest sort of the first, called Hyson Skin, sells for twenty-six to thirty taels, while that of the latter, called Singlo Skin, sells at twenty-two to twenty-five taels; and the finest sort of the first, or

    The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831

  • "Hyson," which arrived from Waiquaidong during the engagement.


  • The mutineers fell in, and a force of nearly 3,000 men, well-equipped and anxious for the fray, returned to Quinsan, where General Ching had, in the meanwhile, kept the rebels closely watched from a strong position defended by several stockades and supported by the "Hyson" steamer.


  • During the night, after having suffered severely from the "Hyson" fire, the garrison evacuated the place, which might easily have held out; and


  • "Hyson" vigorously pursued those who fled toward Soochow, and completed the effect of this success by the capture of a very strong and well-built fort covering a bridge at Ta Edin.


  • General Ching had gone back to Shanghai, and only the presence of the "Hyson" prevented the rebels, who were well - armed and possessed an efficient artillery, from carrying the fort by a rush.


  • His headquarters were at the strong fort of Ta Edin, on the creek leading from Quinsan to Soochow, and having the "Hyson" with him he determined to make a dash to some point nearer the great rebel stronghold.


  • The "Hyson" and fifty imperial gunboats conveyed the land force, which consisted of one regiment, some guns, and a large body of imperialists.


  • An imperialist garrison was installed there, and the "Hyson" continued the pursuit to within a mile of Soochow itself.



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