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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 June 21st Brest, France 9

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 with three stories of guns each, also a large iron clad ram with two decks of guns and two revolving turrets on the upper deck- the terrible beak at the water line gives her a savage look.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 This is an important military and naval station. The town is built on the slope of the high hills surrounding the harbor resembling an ampitheatre [sic], the naval department forming a considerable part, but the town is not of much importance-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 About a hundred of our passengers, in a hurry to reach Paris, went ashore in the steam-lighter, requiring about two hours to remove their cords of baggage-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 At 4 P.M. we hoisted our anchors and put to sea again, and in less than two hours time were out of sight of land on our way to Le Havre. Quiet and delightful. About 10 am 22nd [June 1870] the shores of England and France hove in sight, a faint cloud. At noon we anchored in the harbor of Le Havre. The tide being “out” we anchored a mile from shore and disagreeably worked our way ashore in a steam lighter, doing what we left Brest to avoid. The uniformed ship officers all waived [sic]

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 [-Le Havre-]

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