June 15. and stood before the windowof the car where I was sitting,and looked me directly inthe face for some time. Thenturning away she exclaimed,"So white, and her eyes blue."A gentleman came running tothe cars, exclaiming, "My dearbeloved gentlemen, you mustbuy some wine. You will needit, you will be very dry etc."They speak mostly Spanish, however,and I could not understand them much. We soon perceiveda lady of our party, whowas in the car with us, in greatdistress. She was English, andhad a little boy with her. WeJune 15. kindly inquired the cause, andfound it to be this. The principalbaggage of all the passengers was putin the hands of the baggage -master.She had given up all her own, andnow discovered, that by mistake, shehad placed the tickets, which wereto give her a passage in the cars, inher carpet bag, and she had now nohope of being able to reach them intime to show she had paid her passage,"What shall I do," she said ; " Iam very poor, and not able to payagain; " and she again burst intotears, and appeared so much distressed,that the Dr. offered to assisther to the extent of his power.He then went to the proper office,
Original diary dimensions: 9.5 x 14 cm.
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