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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 July 18            Hombourg                75

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 18th The delightful quietude of this locality gave us a good nights rest, awakened by the chirping of thousands of merry Birds in the Park before us, mostly the little English sparrow.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 A good Breakfast was served to us on the large oval centre table in our Parlor, so exclusive, so charming a view from the open double doors leading out on to the little balcony, with such fine red plush furniture, delights us all exceedingly with our Breakfast room. The coffee, chocolate, and steaks are not quite as good as the restaurant cooking we have have been having but we hope to educate these good natured looking people up to our tastes.            

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 War rumors are that France has given the small German powers notice to decide within 24 hours for neutrality or war.        

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 At 6 oclock on our return from dinner Alice became overjoyed at finding a good, upright Piano, in our Parlor, which I had rented this P.M. 3fl per week and 2fl for moving.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Here, as at all European Hotels, we must find our own soap, candles, and matches. Our landlady says its customary everywhere, to change the bed linnen [sic] once a fortnight, but as the Americans always want a change everyweek [sic] we shall have it also.    We find that the accumalation [sic] of Candles in our trunks, saved from the different Hotels, now come quite convenient. 

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 The charge for “service” would seem to cover servants fees, but it all goes to keep up the house-and the servants always expect fees in addition, in fact it is frequently all the wages they get.  Fees, to all kinds of employees, is universally called “pourboire” (for drink).   

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Our Courier

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