¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 old Roman arch larger than any at Rome. On through Tergnier, & Quentin [sic], Bresigny to Erquilines [sic] ^on^ the Belgian frontier. Here a stop of twenty minutes is made for lunch and the custom house officers examination- All passengers are compelled to enter the depot and leave their traps, behind for examination. An official invited me to go in, but I, was not hungry and paid no attention to the polite order- Anna was promenading on the platform, an official also invited her, but she did not care about eating and marched on, he followed and entreated, then ordered, stormed, raved, but always in unknown tongues, her only notice of it being an occasional stare of indifference at this Hotel runner- but soon Henry came along and informed us that he was a revenue officer and that all were compelled to go in- They allowed the children to remain in the car. the latter afterwards told us that their examination was very slight, merely looking into the mouths of the satchels. We afterwards noticed the regulations posted in the car specifying that any package of merchandise found there will be confiscated.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 1 On to Charleroi, where are the most extensive coal mines in Belgium giving employment to ten thousand miners. Next, to the city of Namur, having the strongest fortress in the Kingdom, the inhabitants being almost entirely engaged ^in^ the manufacture of Cutlery, thence to Liege an old city of about 90,000, at the junction of the rivers Meuse and Ourthe, the Birmingham of Belgium, celebrated for its various conflicts between the Dukes of Burgundy and the Bishops, accurately described by Scott in his Quentin Durward. On through Spa the celebrated