¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 2nd Having ascertained last evening that no regular trains are running, but that an empty train returns to the north every hour, we had Henry call us up at 7- Breakfast at 8, and at 91/2 AM are on our way to the Depot bound for Cassel. At the depot we learn that the crowd of trains prevent them coming in regular, so we must drive outside the city where several roads meet. There we find a multitude of cars, and a lively moving of trains, filled with soldiers, Horses, Ambulances, +c.+c. We discharge^d our luggage cab (baggage is called “luggage” in Europe) and sit in the other one form 9 1/2 to 10 1/4 oclock when we are informed the train is ready. Goodness! what a walk for Ladies a quarter of a mile through a field under a boiling sun, and our ^6 trunks are carried hurriedly on mens shoulders still farther to the head of the train.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 After shaking out the rug we pile in family and traps thankful to get aboard, although this “first class” apartment shows army use. Jep and Henry take a 2nd class apartment next door. Horrid! how ful of ashes, sand & grease, but it is useless to complain all roads are now entirely in the Gov^t employ and passengers must take it as, and where, they can find it –
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Our train consists of 52 empty cars, 3 or 4 men are the only other passengers- We know we are running some risk, but any other route out of Frankfurt is the same, and we are determined to get away, farther from the border-