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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 July 1-4 [1870]       Bingen to Homburg            61

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 From Mayence, we cross the Rhine on the high and handsome iron bridge, and leave the river going directly east through a beautifully rolling country.  In less than an hour and a half we reached Frankfurt-on-the-Main, change cars again for our destination nearby, Homburg, which we reach in 30 minutes, slow time, being a steep upgrade all the way. We take apartments at the Golden Eagle Hotel, as intimated in Dr Weber’s dispatch, but do not find his letter there as promised.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 July 3rd This third day of our stay at the Golden Eagle is enough for our family, four or five men smoking their cigars at the dinner table satisfied that it is not a “first class Hotel” although everything is quite clean, neither can they stand a third story rooms so Henry and I go hunting, and engage apartments on the second floor adjoining the Hotel de l’Europe, a first class Hotel. We have three rooms of five windows fronting the main street, and ^a^ rear room for Homer and Henry. Abundance of furniture, except on the floors which only have mats. We are conveniently situated, but its an experiment yet as regards the
noisy paved street before us-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 July 4th We all go to Frankfurt, by cars, to do some shopping, to see if the stores are any improvement over this place.  After a tiresome tramp of four hours we return, not entirely satisfied, having made

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