Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Ward” in article 15 of The Daily Dispatch: January 30, 1861., [Electronic resource]:
--In the Summer Palace, near Pekin, Lord Elgin found an autograph of the fugitive Emperor of China, relating to the question of Mr. Ward , the American Minister.
It seems that Mr. Ward offered to pay to his Celestial Majesty the same marks of respect as he would pay to his own President.
The Emperor's memorandum runs thus:
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