¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The Mts or hills rise all around us affording fine spots for Country seats, but I can only sea [sic] one, a private chateau, or Castle as the burgers [sic] call it. It looms up hansomely [sic] on a high hill north of the Park in called Nacktberg or Wingertsberg a wine vinyard [sic]
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 13th Today Jep and I went to Frankfurt for a variety, and a little shopping- 2nd class fare about 25 cts each. Had a tiresome promenade of about four hours. War rumors are flying of a rupture between this country and France.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 14th War is now quite certain, from the declarations of the French Ministers. All are excited, especially the French who are leaving for home as fast as possible. We do not feel alarmed as Americans are safe anywhere but for additional security we, by a union of wit and skill, manufactured a handsome silk Flagabout 3 1/2 ft long. Red and white strips of ribbon, a blue field with white silk stars glued on both sides.
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 The war excitement does not defeat the “Grand Ball” this evening at the Kürsall (curse all we pronounce it) to which we had an invitation card (free) specifying particularly that Gents must appear in, black dress coat and pants, or plain light colored pants and vest. Ladies a-la-mode, in silk, stylish