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===1791===
 
===1791===
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Macartney,_1st_Earl_Macartney Lord Macartney]'s embassy to China.  His ship, the [[HMS Lion|HMS ''Lion'']], becomes the first Western vessel to chart the Bay of Zhitao.  Macartney refuses to perform the ritual obesiance, the kow tow, to the Emperor of China and the British expedition is forced to leave.   
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Macartney,_1st_Earl_Macartney Lord Macartney]'s embassy to China.  His ship, the Lion, becomes the first Western vessel to chart the Bay of Zhitao.  Macartney refuses to perform the ritual obesiance, the kow tow, to the Emperor of China and the British expedition is forced to leave.   
  
[[William Laurence]] is promoted to lieutenant in the [[Royal Navy]].  He serves under Capt. [[Barstowe]] on [[HMS Shorewise|HMS ''Shorewise'']].
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[[William Laurence]] is promoted to lieutenant in the [[Royal Navy]].  He serves under Capt. [[Barstowe]] on [[HMS Shorewise]].
  
 
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