The approach of the Emperor of China to his tent in Tartary
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The approach of the Emperor of China to his tent in Tartary, to receive the British Embassador.
This tent was erected for the purpose, in a part of the grounds belonging to the palace, and called Van-shoo-yuen, or garden of ten thousand trees. Before the tent were arranged in two ranks, a great number of persons, consisting of tributary princes, representatives of sovereigns, ministers of state, governors of provinces, officers of the tribunals, and other mandarines of rank, waiting the approach of the Emperor, who is borne in an open chair supported by sixteen men. The British Embassador and his suite stood at the front of the rank, on the right hand side, in advancing towards the tent.