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British and French forces evacuate Beijing

China, 1857, zoomable map
With the ratification of the Convention of Beijing signed earlier in the Chinese capital, British and French troops withdrew from the city and returned to the coast, as according to the agreement.  What is termed the "Second Opium War" was ended.   (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1860 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1861), 271.


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