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Call Number, SC 167 ([unpublished])

Cedarburg, Washington County (Wis)/ November 21, 1851,   pp. [1]-7 PDF (2.4 MB)


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possible in order to enjoy fresh meat and vegetables once again, 
and you can imagine that our attack on these was not bad.  I remained in
New York for eight days, but saw little of the city,
 because the heat was too great.  We had mostly 110 to 112 degrees 
Fahrenheit.  On Broadway which is the principal street of New York,
I saw two men fall down from sunstroke;    one died instantly, the 
other was taken to a hospital.  I met these acquaintances: Huge     the two
Beyers sons, (B from the Raun) ard the bailiff Zurmuhlts 
boys.  The Beyers were very friendly to me and asked me to stay
with them and they would in the mean time help me develop a satis
factory practice.  However, my desire for adventure would not let
me accept this extremely favorable offer.........I have greatly
regretted this. How comfortable I could be now inscead of carrying 
the burden of this country practice among all types of people.
     After a stay of eight days in New York, I started my trip in 
the company of three young peop1e whose acquaintance I had made 
there.  We traveled by steamer to Albany and by railroad to Buffalo.
Here we had to wait for four days, because the steamers were all
 over-crowded.   We used this time for a visit to Niagara Falls.  A
 little steamer took us there in a short time, and we landed on the 
American side.   From a distance we heard the dull thunder of the 
falls, and several miles away we could observe the thick vapor
 which forever rises from it like smoke from a huge straw fire.   To
 describe the beauty of Niagara Falls will probably always remain 
an unaccomplished undertaking.  For the grandeur of this spectacle 
does not permit itself to be captured in words nor can it be de
picted with the paint brush.  Man, the lord of creation, feels
 himself immeasurably small and insignificant in the presence of


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