Mr. Ward and His Suite at the Gate of Pekin. Harper's Weekly (10 December 1859): 789. Note the great tower with cannons.

The dateline on the story (28 July 1859) suggests that the text and illustrations concerning the visit of the United States ambassador John E. Ward, a Georgia native, and his party to the Chinese imperial capital took some months. "Ours is the third party speaking English that has ever visited this place" (788), the others being British embassies headed by Lord Macartney (1795) and Lord Amherst (1816). — PVA

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"Mr. Ward at Pekin." Harper's Weekly (10 December 1859): 788-791.

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