Accordinly I went, and expected to find him there, but it appear'd
that he had sent there one of his own Domestic Servants to
show me the way to him. This Servant I followed closely to the
Palais de Bourbon. When arriv'd there he conducted me through
several Rooms, and at length left me in a Spacious Appartment,
in which were two of three Prussian Officers who were on guard
for the day. Here I remain'd some time when another of his
Domestic's came up, and desired me to follow him. He led me
thro' three other rooms into a fourth, in which was a Gentleman
who said "the Emperor is in the next-room and expects you" and
immediately opened the door.
At this moment I felt a little embarrassed as to what I should
say, but I was instantly relieved from this feeling by the
affability and condescention of the Emperor. He came to meet me
to the very door, he then took my hand into his own, and led me into
the room and immediately broke silence by addressing me in English.
He said (still continuing my hand in his own) that he considered I
had done him Honour, by coming from England expressly to
see him - he was not in the habit of making Compliments
- he meant what he said - he should not easily forget my visit.
I had only done him justice when I considered him to be the
Friend of the Poor Africans,