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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Call Number, SC 167 ([unpublished])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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where Linchen lived.  I told the gentleman that I was looking 
for a cousin named Kuchenbecker and he dashed away  and 
returned in five minutes with the news that Linchen sat in the theater and
that he would lead me to her.  He then led
 me throagh several rooms and passage ways and I heard Linchen
 laughing in the distance.
 Presently we stood opposite one another, about ten paces 
apart, and carried on like a couple of lunatics.   Linchen
 laughed continuously and clapped her hands and I was no better.  So we remained
opposite 
one another and carried on in that crazy manner for perhaps five minutes.
My guide stood there with his mouth open, and I wonder what he
 really thought about our mad joy.   It must have given him
 an uncanny feeling, because when we looked for him he was
 gone.
 Now began a recital and questioning so that
 I did not know what to say first.  All the old pleasures, stories, happenings,
etc., were again brought forth, and I was transported to the happy old times
thorugh Lichen's memory.  I found Lichen unchanged--the same happy child
as of yore.
 We then attended the theater where "Mother and Son" was
played.
 After the show, I learned to know Theater director Ritter and old, but very
witty man whom I liked very well.  So we sat together a long tim beside a
good glass of Port wine, and late int he evening I went to my abode.
 Next day, Sunday, I had to do much runnine around with agent Ludering who
ordered me to appear before him every two hours

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