Metropolitan Communications

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As the Council of State handles various affairs with the Grand Secretariat and different departments, for convenience, metropolitan communication is used. A metropolitan communication does not specify the title of the composer or the subject. It starts with a "Communication", and ends with a "Do not mishandle, as communicated".
Item No.
From August to September of 1839, the Council of State submitted a Metropolitan Communication to the Grand Secretariat, communicating to the the Grand Minister Examiners: "To the Grand Secretariat … all Minister Examiners must be at the Yuanming Park for assignments on the 21st. If anyone could not examine (the papers) after the 18th, please immediately communicate. Do not mishandle, as communicated." (Registration Number: 059963)