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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Call Number, SC 167 ([unpublished])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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to the other steamer, search in great haste and finally find
 the package in the first cabin.   Whether some one laid it there as a matter
of convenience or how it happened I do not know.  Now I had to run back to
the other steamer laden with the heavy bundle and arrived completely exhausted
just as they were casting off.  ONe must watch with greatest care if one
does not with to lose some of onces things. 
 At 7:30 that evening we arrived at Minden and trickey fate led me into a
very common inn, however, I was too tired and too______so I lost all desired
to look around for better quarters.  I expected, at least to find rest in
bed, from the noise and excitement of this dump, but when I raised the bed
covers I lost my appetite to make myself more familiar with this bed so I
lay down with my hunting coat for a pillow on a wooden bench with stoical
indifference and with the thought that this would probably happen to me frequently
in America.  So I slept as well as I could until the following morning, and
returned to the ship at six o'clock, which brought me at six in teh evening
to the ardently desired Bremen.
 Arrived there, I immediately had my things taken to the "City of
a hotel which had been recommended to me on the boat, but did not offer much
in the way of accomodations, and started out at once to find the home of
Linchen Kuchenbecker.  Since I could find no directory in the hotel, I went
without further ado to the theater.  There in the halls, I met several gentlemen
and informed myself concerning Theatre director Ritter in order that I might

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