¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 23rd [June 1870] The 11 AM train found us on our way to the great metropolis. Our first class apartment in the railway carriage was a new sensation and will be described more minutely hereafter.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The windows on each side furnished large facilities for viewing, the country and all eyes were busy calling attention to the landscape. The railway, nearly the whole distance, runs on an elevated but narrow plateau, leaving a narrow valley on each side of us.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 On each side of these valleys are continuous chains of elevations from 500 to 800 ft in height. These valleys and elevations were in the highest state of cultivation frequently dotted with handsome groves. Not a fence was seen on any farm, probably because they could not spare the room for them.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The farms were divided into very small patches, resembling in the distance, an old fashioned patchwork quilt, the patches being in every shade of green afforded by the various grains, frequently narrowing down to strips not more than three or four feet wide, the lengths varying from five to thirty rods. Frequently, but at irregular intervals, were seen narrow groves of trees winding over the hills and across the valleys.