¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 room, and, instead of a thousand elegant foreigners to gaze at we saw not more than 50 or 60- They usually have more, but the “season” is over now and Paris is quite empty of fashion seekers.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 After dinner a comfortable one horse cab large enough to hold us all, four adults and two children, gave us a delightful ride for about 50 cents per hour. The cab regulations of Paris are excellent- Each one is obliged to exhibit prominently the rules and prices and there is never any trouble about time and rates, but after payment they always ask for a pourboire (drink-money) and its customary to give a few cents.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 We had a charming drive past the Palace of the Louvre, the garden of the Tuileries, Place Vendome, through the Champs Élysée (Elysian Fields) Place de l’Etoile and several prominent Boulevards until dark.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 24th [June 1870] Breakfast over, the first duty for an American, (myself for example) was to arrange the Bank account requisite to obtain money from any place, at any time and in any amounts, and to secure the prompt attention to mail matters. I had letters of