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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 126          Hamburg

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 thence around the suberbs [sic] of the city hansomely [sic] and profusely ornamented with Villas and small parks.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Hamburg goes more for business than pleasure-  It is the most important commercial city in Germany situated on the Elbe (69 miles from its mouth) deep enough to float the largest vessels, with a population of about 220000.  Was founded by Charlemagne in 803, escaped the calamities of the “thirty years war”, but had a quarter of it destroyed by fire in 1842,   giving that quarter a chance to excel in architecture, much of the town looks very ancient and dutchy, especially in the oldest part where the streets are all canals instead of roads, but not very charming passages to enter-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Our General and staff was very busy this morning, flying around lively, and left early for Kiel on the coast.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 9th Last evening Jep and I hunted out a Billiard table and tried hard for half an hour (cost 10 ^cts^) to amuse ourselves, but these small clumsy tables with 3 balls are not fascinating to American lovers of the game.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Today we have had an unusual treat spending two to three hours in the Zoological Gardens. Passing between the “Binner Alster” and “Ausser Alster” on the wide bridge, we soon reach the “Gardens” lying upon the northern edge of the city. After buying two kinds of tickets, at the gateway office, one set for the gardens and one set for the Aquarium, we enter and follow the wide gravelled walk to the left.   A few rods of walking between handsome plots

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