¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 1 expectation, to the residence of Baron Rothchild [sic] about a mile out of the city, but were chagrined and disappointed at being informed by the Gate Keeper that the Baron was at home and had given orders to admit no one- We left our compliments for the Baron informing him that when he came all the way to America we would cheerfully show him the sights, Gratis-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The exterior, is not charming, apparently set in the middle of a large, level, open, orchard of plowed ground with few neighbors in sight. It seems to be celebrated for ornamental grounds and statuary. We cannot see the house, only a dense growth of shrubbery surrounded by a low stone wall. Reached “home” in time for Table d’ hote.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 30th Another proclamation this morning on our corner. A public cryer with a priestly voice, proclaims, upon every street corner the orders for the people. This mornings order was, that the State Taxes will be collected this week. The reading is preceded by the ringing of a large hand bell- although the town sports two newspapers-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 31st Have decided today to change our route and go first to Russia, thence to Switzerland, instead of going to Switzerland next month. Intend to leave early tomorrow morning for Frankfurt consequently considerable writing and “fussing” must be done today.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Aug 1. Monday. Took an early start, visited the springs and bid good bye to several newly made acquaintances, among whome was Gov Curtin our US Minister to the court of St Petersburg who, kindly called asked me for a card and, unsolicited, wrote the