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Washington society hosts a ball in honor of Lord Napier, the retiring British Ambassador

Washington, D.C., 1857, zoomable map
02/17/1859
Lord and Lady Napier, the retiring British ambassador and his wife, were the guests of honor at a large public ball in the ballroom at Willard's Hotel in Washington, DC. A sign of the general American satisfaction with the service of the popular Napier, the ball was one of the events of the season with an official invitation coveted amongst the elite of the Capital. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1860), 387.

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