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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Oct 3                Chamonix        270

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 or witty postscript is generally added by the next comer-   interspersed
with  comical sketches of mishaps.    Altogether very interresting and
extensive.    Here are a specimn oer two=
Moses Cook /  New York USA – Sept 4th 1849
Minerva Cook/
Too much cookery-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Theodore Stour of N.Y. left at Chamonix unwell, and not able to make the Ascent
Ate too much I suppose the night before

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 C.P. Christie/    Feb 26th 1850
Miss Christie/  (under which in the same handwriting, is following poetry)

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 It gave us much pleasure
As quite at our leisure
We came to La Flégère
To eat food without measure
Which we found here was trés chère
The Patois were greasy
The butter was cheesy
And the air very freezy…..

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 and twice as much more in the same strain: to which was xx PS. in
French.   In fact a large part of the items were French. ….
Our meat and potatoes were greasy and the bread sour while the glacier
water was milky but cold,  seven and half hours since Breakfast
made us shut our eyes and dive in-        After lunch we took
a stroll, half a mile, to a point nearly a thousand feet higher,
where we find an extended view of the glaciers filling the ravines and
gorges upon this side of the Mont Blanc range.    We counted
20 glaciers, each year diminishing from the lower ends, leaving great

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