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Chapter 4.35 - New York City

Continued from 4.34- This evening the beautiful fountain opposite our hotel would have been illuminated had the weather been at all favorable. It rained however and we were obliged to bear the disappointment.

Walked through the fine park and City Hall, a handsome building – This day excessively hot. Do not think folks in this city could live during the summer without ice. A great deal of it consumed here. We find it a great luxury and use plenty of it.

Papa has arranged all for our voyage up the Hudson tomorrow. The bustling here is very much greater than at Boston – indeed in fine buildings, and every other respect, Boston is not to be compared with New York. Trees flowering shrubs, plants, fruit thrive wonderfully. Peach-pie which we always had at dinner, far surpassed for sickness, anything I have ever tasted.