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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 one of the pulpit [sic] contains a chair which Calvin is said to have
used.             Here, lived the great religious reformer Jno Calvin
from 1536, to 1564 when he was buried in the cemetery of Plain-Palais
where, by his request,  no slab marks the spot.    An incessant preacher
of unbounded zeal he soon swayed the destinies of the state, imposing
a rigorous code almost tyrannical-       An unforgiving reformer, he in 1853
he caught Dr Michael Servetus of Spain who fled from France for having
written a treatise on the trinity,  and while making a short stay here
arrested and burned him at the stake-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Geneva is also celebrated as the birth place of the great social re-
former JJ Rousseau, in 1712, Grand Rue N40,  the son of a watch-
Maker-     Here in 1763, by order of Voltaire and the Magistrates of Geneva,
his “Emile” and “Social contract” were burned by the hangman as
being “scandalous, impious and tending to do destroy the christian religion
and ^all^ governments”.   He died near Paris 1778-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Geneva has a population of about 50,000.    After changing
boundaries and rulers for many centuries it was finally in 1814
restored to liberty and incorporated into the Swiss confederation.
The usual language spoken in this end of Switzerland is the French
although nearly everybody speaks German also-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 We have had the pleasure of meeting here for a few days
Mr. and Mrs. RC Parsons Son and Daughter.   Chas M Noble and Wife now
of Detroit.  Mr and Mrs Hughes of NY,   and at this Hotel are Mrs. Evans
of Detroit but well known in Cleveland.  Mrs. Woodrow of Columbus with babe,
and her sister Flora Dashler, all three rooming together, sit with us
at table and are excellent company.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 We are finding Geneva very pleasant,  our rooms are so

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