After the Qianlong Emperor, the last testaments were usually drafted by officials and were written in the narrative of the deceased emperor. However, roughly a month after the last testament of the Jiaqing Emperor was announced, the succeeding Daoguang Emperor embarrassedly found a mistake in it. Even though the last testament was already announced throughout the empire, it had to be corrected as the mistake was about the birthplace of his grandfather, the Qianlong Emperor. The Daoguang Emperor issued another edict asking the officials to make all necessary corrections, and a new version of the last testament was then drafted and later announced. The last testament of the Jiaqing Emperor in display was of great historical importance as it was the first and mistaken version.
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