All of the out-of-province official documents sent by the central government agencies would have tags from the Ministry of War affixed, and would be delivered by the relay stations along the way. Documents from the Grand Council with an annotation of “express delivery by horse” (ma shang fei di) would be delivered in the speed of roughly 150km (300 li) per day. For urgent matters, the Grand Council could wrote an annotation asking the document to be delivered in a doubled speed of 300km (600 li) per day (ri xing liu bai li jia jin). The annotation of ma shang fei di in Chinese (above) and Manchurian (below) can be seen on the right-hand side of the tag in display.
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- 45*28 cm