¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 At the street corners and every accessible place were rows of baskets filled with it, for sale. Every carriage had one or more baskets of it (each basket holding about a bushel and half). Every balcony had many bushels, usually poured into a long trough about a foot deep and foot wide tied up to the rail of the balcony.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Thousands of bouquets (the average size costing about 20 cents per hundred) were distributed in the balconies and carriages and many peddlars [sic] were carrying them through the streets on long poles held upright, looking in the distance like huge bottle-brushes-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 At four oclock the scene begins to be very exciting. As far as the eye can reach from our high windows, could be seen two continuous lines of carriages, going and coming, (no one-horse carriages allowed) of every description- Two of the most elegant were full-rigged sloops, masts, spar, ropes, flags, and holding twelve or fifteen ^persons^ each, dressed in white pants blue capes + c. With brass cannons on swivels from which they occasionally ejected confetti-
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Many large waggons [sic] with high sides holding a dozen or more each, one load with blue trimmings, another load with green, another with red, Horses trimmed with ribbons, rosettes flowers +c all of the same colors, and the people all in uniform to match, cheap thin dresses for the occassion [sic] neatly trimmed in colors-
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 One large waggon held a dozen men in brown linnen suits and floated two large American flags showing the occupants to be Americans- very poor taste, as this is strictly an Italian custom.