¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 soon as they enter their store, and double up their prices. Friends frequently caution us to beware of them. We entered a fancy store and priced several articles. I soon saw that they were after us. Ma found a black parasal [sic] with a nice leather-covered cane handle which suited her exactly and bought it at something over $8 rather than look elsewhere, but found afterward that $5, would have been a high price. I priced a straw hat for Jep at $2, but afterwards found the same style for 84 cents. Old travellers [sic] say they generally offer about half the price asked unless they are quite sure of the “reputation of the house”.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 It required some study in each country to familiarize ourselves with different kinds of money, and will constantly bother us, because we are ready to leave before we are fairly accustomed to the variety of change. Here, we deal principally with Florins or Guldens (42 ^cts^ Each), and Kreuzers (3Kr worth 2 cts)
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 In northern Germany we used Thalers (72cts), and Silbergroshen (2 1/2 cts Each). In France, with Francs (almost 20cts Ea). We must also take care to get rid of this money before we go to Switzerland (one days ride) as it is not current there. French and English gold will pass currently all over Europe but other currency must be watched, so that we save for emergencies any of these that come into our possession. French gold