¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 than their tea and crackers. A high wind had sprung up which made the loading of our trunks into one boat and us into another down the narrow ship ladder a woman-squealing affair as the sea would not permit the small yawls to be quiet.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 A half mile to the custom-house through which we must pass. Our families for a rarity were xxxxx imprudent enough to stop and witness the examination. From one Italian port to another there should be no annoyance more than to ask for tobacco and a few articles of provisions liable to city duties of which there was no probability of our having, but now Henry was deprived of his usual chances to fee the principal attendant and the young official concluded to show his officiousness to the Ladies by requiring each trunk to be unstrapped and unlocked for his inspection- Mrs Cs new silk dress on the top tray caught his eye and caused a long and unnecessary gable [sic] between him and Henry, but no duties were exacted-except a burning desire from our family for a knowledge of the Italian language to express our minds occasionally.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 22nd [January 1871] Sunday. Today is bright, cloudless, and charming, the first day since our arrival that has not rained some time during the day and much of the time a fierce gale showing our narrow escape from the sea-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 I have visited all the “Pensions” and rentable houses upon the Promenade but find nothing so pleasantly situated as our own quarters, so we have unpacked our trunks, and contracted with the landlord for a stay of two to three weeks at thirteen francs per day for each person, including apartments, service, lights, Breakfast and Dinner, cheap