¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 of America. On the four corners of the pedestal sit allegorical figures representing Geography, Religion, Force, and Wisdom. The whole is of white marble, an immense monument of very imposing grandeur but the central shaft is too short for the size of the base-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Mr C. And I, with Henry as guide, have spent the whole of today visiting Bankers and transportation companies- Mr C. is an excellent walker never losing his way in a strange city but this city beats him. In all his tromping today he cannot make “head or tail” to streets or localities, so that he would ^not^ dare trust himself out of sight of our hotel.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 It certainly has the most jumbled-up lot of passages called streets that I undertook to traverse. After much tramping without success we took a voiture and rode to the U.S. consulate where every American feels a right to ask for information. We found Mr Spencer an agreable [sic] gentleman, claiming to be a Cincinnati Buckeye but having received his appointment from Iowa. He gave us a few hints about negociating [sic] our exchange and as for our trunks which we were trying to send to Liverpool he advised us to try the great “Messagirie Imperiale. We visited that companys office and found it a French company that would be obliged to send our trunks up through central Europe.