June 30. I enjoyed it as I might otherwisehave done. It was certainlya glorious sight, which coupledwith the thought that oursea-life was so soon to be over madeit pleasant in the extreme. Welanded, and, as soon as the peoplewere allowed to come on deckwhat meetings were there!Husbands and wives, fathers andchildren were united after longabsences, and many tears of joywere shed. We first went to thetop of Telegraph Hill, fromwhich we had an excellentview of the City and vicinity.This City is certainly larger andprettier than I had expected toJune 30. see in this country. We next visitedthe High School Building. Thisis much more elegantly andconveniently constructed than anyI have ever seen East. The teacherAhira Holmes, formerly of Plymouth.Mass. said he had 400scholars and three assistant teachersThere were plants of variouskinds, in bloom growing in theschoolroom - maps and charts,globes and mottos, arranged verytastily about. The yards for recesswere planked, of quite goodsize and separated from eachother. We went to the Railroad houseand took breakfast and dinnerwent walking and purchased a few
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