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Hartwig, Theodore E. F. / Letters, 1846 and 1851 [Transcriptions]
Call Number, SC 167 ([unpublished])

Cedarburg (Wis) September 25, 1846,   pp. [1]-23 PDF (8.9 MB)


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has been a great pleasure to me to have had you here; you have given me such
a happy day as I have not had for a long time.  Should you pass this way
again, do not forget to visit me."  In spite of all my remonstrances,
he would acept nothing and rather than hurt his feelings I resigned my self
to my fate.  We bade each otehr a hearty farewell and I returned to my hotel.
 I had had a happy day and thought of ayou all, particularly of you dear
Ida.  What you would say were I to tell you of my brilliant performace onthe
piano at Munden--I can see you in my mind's eye, on the ottoman smiling while
father sits in teh easy-chair.  How varied is the outlook of different people!
 But to continue, on Friday morning I deaprted by steamer for Bremen.  The
countryside along the water is quite attractive, but not as beautiful as
I had expected and not to be compared with Rhine region.  At four in the
evening we arrived in Hameln, where we adn our belongings were transferred
to another steamer, on which occasion I nearly lost my overcoat, my coat,
and vest, which with other things were tied in a cloth and had been left
in the cabin of teh ship.  The two ships lay about one-quarter of an hour
apart and the things werw whisked to the other ship by wagon.  I looked everywhere
for my package and could not find it.  The porters tell me it is already
transferred and I go to the other ship, quite chagrined.  When I arrive the
package is likewise not there adn the ship is to sail at once.  I ask the
captain to wait until I get my things and go galloping

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