APPENDIX
Calendar of Events While the British Embassy was in Rehe
September
8, 1793
The emperor bestows a feast for his retinue, imperial princes and
dukes, high officials, the Mongol princes, and the prince of Qinghai.
An official is ordered to sacrifice at the ancestral temple.
Three imperial instructions are issued
(GZCSL,
1434:3b-7a).
September
9, 1793
The emperor bestows a feast identical to that of the day before with
the addition of the ambassador of the Burmese king.
An imperial instruction is issued regarding the shortcomings of the
English embassy.
Various rewards are conferred
(GZCSL,
1434:7a-Sb).
September
10, 1793
An imperial order is dispatched to Liang Kentang on matters
unrelated to the British embassy
(GZCSL,
1434:Sa).
September
11,
1793
An imperial prince is ordered to perform a sacrifice to Confucius.
An imperial instruction is issued amending the revisions to plans fo
the British embassy
(GZCSL,
1434:Sa-9a).
September
12, 1793
Imperial princes are ordered to perform two sacrifices.
An imperial instruction is issued and various rewards are conferred
(GZCSL,
1434:9a-b).
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