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The Daily Dispatch: January 17, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ication of the treaty in Pekin — funeral of the Murdered Allies — the burning of the Emperor's summer residence, &c., &c., &c. The America's mails give the particulars of the ratification of the treaties between the Allies and Chinese, in the city of Pekin. An interesting description of the scene says: The ceremony took place in the hall of Ceremonies, in Pekin. At three P. M. the procession entered the Austin gate in the following order:--One hundred cavalry (detachments of King's Dragoon Guard, Prebyn's and Fane's Horse,) four hundred infantry, (detachments of the various regiments of foot;) officers and others mounted; the general and staff; Lord Elgin in his green sedan chair, carried by sixteen Chinese coolies in scarlet livery, attended by a detachment of cavalry and infantry. The street from the gate was lined by detachments of infantry, amounting to 2,000 men, who followed up the procession as it passed, forming altogether a force of about 3,000 men marching