"You in the meanwhile will be taking a trip into China, I suppose. How does Lord Macartney go on?"
Lord George Macartney on his embassy to China (c.1800) - Credit: unknown
Caricature of Lord Macartney's Embassy to China (1792) - Credit: James Gillray
George, Lord Macartney (1737-1806), an Irish-born politician and diplomat, was the first British envoy to China.
Extracts from his journal about his experiences in China were published in 1807 in Sir John Barrow's Some Account of the Public Life, and a Selection from the Unpublished Writings, of the Earl of Macartney.