¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 and a little Italian and altogether is a very precocious child. Her mother has been much among the nobility and is a very agreable [sic] talker furnishing us considerable information.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The King of Prussia was to have favored this place by his Royal presence tomorrow but the little affair on his hands regarding France will prevent us from gratifying our curiosity of a sight at that Elephant[sic]
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 After dinner this evening we rode to the Landgraves old Palace the old Castle where the King was to have roosted. We alighted and entered the grounds, undoubtedly very handsome once, but now poorly kept up.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 This little Dutchy of Hesse Darmstadt was ruled, until Bismarks powerful hand gathered it into the folds of Prussia in 1866- by a prudent old batchelor [sic] Landgrave who made but little display. Kept but few servants, was fond of Dogs and hunting, but governed for the good of the people.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 This old palace stands on an eminence in the oldest part of the town. It was first built by the Romans. The Landgraves occupied it for 200 years, the last of them died in 1866. The history of this Castle begins in the 12th century when the counts of Hanau sold it to Godfrey of Eppstein. It than changed masters several times. In the 13th century to the Counts of Katzenellenbogen, 14th century to the Kurpfalz, 15th century to the Count of Hanau, 16th century Maximilian gave it to Wm 2nd Landgrave of Hesse, and his descendents [sic] have occupied and quarreled over it ever since.