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林則徐,道光二十年(1840)五月

《磨刀外洋焚剿販煙英船擒獲漢奸摺》

…臣等於前次燒燬接濟匪船二十三隻之後,...五月初九日,乘夜半月落時候,各隊火船移近磨刀外洋夷船聚泊處所,占住上風,出其不意,火船闖進焚燒,各線民亦於假辦艇內同時縱火。有吧喱夷船上身穿白衣英夷,持械跳出,經外委盧麟揮令水勇方亞早等,奮力殺斃四人,其餘夷眾,連船全行燒燬。各將備督率把總潘永蓁、楊雄超等,乘夷船亂奔之際,將火箭火罐噴筒等物紛紛拋擲,又將載有煙箱之夷船燒燬一隻,另有夷船一隻桅帆著火,棄碇駕逃,經夷船將火撲救,先後延燒大小辦艇十一隻,又燒燬近岸蓬寮九座。… 此次該英夷猝遭焚剿,傷斃已多,而都魯壹船上帶兵之夷官贊卒治厘,亦在該船病斃,並查悉夷兵吸水受毒患病者甚眾。』 ------------- 林則徐的奏摺所指的『都魯壹船上帶兵之夷官贊卒治厘,亦在該船病斃』,查都魯壹船即DruidLord Henry John Spencer Churchill (1766 - 1840),墓碑上寫着的死亡日期為184062日,即是在五月初九(6月8日)前已經死去,與林則徐所奏不盡相同。65日葬於澳門,死時只有43歲,墓碑現時仍在,詳見http://www.avah24.dsl.pipex.com/Macau/old-prot/graves/churchill.htm Lin's report stated that a Captain John Churchill (probably referring to Lord Henry John Spencer Churchill, 1766 - 1840, the 4th son of the 5th Duke of Marlborough) was died during the attack on the Druid, a navy ship attacked by the army of Qing Dynasty, China, on 8 June 1840. However, the tomb of John Churchill in Macau shows the date of his passing away was on 2 June 1840, i.e. 6 days earlier than the attack, see http://www.avah24.dsl.pipex.com/Macau/old-prot/graves/churchill.htm. The two evidences are not agreed.