¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 28th were awakened this morning at 5 by the tramping of soldiers passing over the bridge in front of our window. Arose and watched them interrestedly [sic] for an hour, seemed as thousands had passed. We enquired [sic], wherefore this commotion, and learned that it was of daily occurrence, Prussia maintains her war-footing ready for any emergency. This bridge is of iron, a little more than a quarter of a mile in length, ornamented at each end with a large equestrian statue, contains two railway, two carriage, and one foot, passages.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 We took a cab ride across here and back across the pontoon bridge. This city owes its foundation to the Ubii. In A.D. 50. Agrippina, mother of Nero, founded here a colony of Roman veterans called “Colonia Claudia Agrippina”, was a free city until annexed to France ^in^ 1787, captured by the Russians in 1814, soon after by the Prussians who still hold it.