Excerpt from Travels From St. Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia, Vol. 2: Containing the Continuation of the Journey Between Mosco and Pekin, to Which Is Added, a Translation of the Journal of Mr. De Lange, Resident of Russia at the Court of Pekin, in the Years 1721 and 17... 22
The ambaffador was apprehenfive, that, the Empe ror having already feen a copy of his credentials, lhould he alfo fee himfelf at the entertainment, his publick audience might thereby be retarded; and therefore de clined the invitation. It appeared, however, after.. Wards, that this fufpicion was without foundation; and that the Emperor intended nothing more than to do honour to the ambaffador.
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