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Colonial Cases

Constantine, 1870



Mixed Court, Shanghai
17 March 1870
Source: The North-China Herald, 22 March 1870



March 17th.

Before H. E. the TAOTAI.

   The Greek, Constantine, who was accused some months ago, of being concerned in a piracy on a mandarin tax boat near Quinsan, was brought up for trial.

   The British and French Consuls were also on the bench, watching the case for the prisoner.

   Several witnesses were examined; and the case was postponed, for further evidence.


This may have been the first European to appear as a defendant before the Mixed Court.

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