¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 On the top of several casks I noticed a glasstube with two bulbs, the latter from two to three inches in diameter. Manskopf stopped before one where the liquid had risen about halfway up the second bulb, said he, “nothing can go into the liquid but everything must come out, this cask is about two years old and is still working When it is done the liquid will stand at the same highth [sic] in each bulb.”
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 At our return to the stairway Manskopf said we had seen just one quarter of the vaults, we had been walking just a quarter of an hour and pretty lively. Surrounding us were thousands of bottles, he invited [“us” missing] to name our choice for a drink, all were modest, and told him to make a selection of some Rhine wine, he selected a couple of 10 year old bottles which we emptied. It was good, but I was not good enough judge to appreciate the superiority of the 2 fl vinegar that we use daily.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Gov Curtin gave him an order, and tried to learn the probable value of the stock on hand, but he declined naming the figures, saying we would not believe– It belongs to this one firm and must be a fabulous amount.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 By recommend of Mr. Murphy I obtained my money through through Ph N Schmidt @ 10 1/2fl shave out of 465 fl. This is large, but after an hours tramp I found it was the highest rate. The Jew bankers mentioned in my “letter of Credit”, wanted a shave of 30fl but I did not bite. During this panic there is no fixed rate, still it is a fact that “correspondents” shave worse than outsiders.