Mr. W. & I: Being the Authentic Diary of Caroline Le Roy Webster, during a Famous Journey with the Honble Daniel Webster to Great Britain and the Continent in the Year 1839

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England Once More

TUESDAY, Nov. 5th. Breakfasted at 1/2 past seven; sent our carriages on board the steamboat, and at nine embarked in her. We all walked to the boat, Mr. W. and myself last, and were drenched with rain. On boarding had to descend a stair ladder, rather awkward for ladies. Mrs. Bates and Julia were in the chariot of the former, Mr. W. in ours just before the boiler, which I did not like. I therefore went into the cabin, a small dirty place. The steamer was a small boat called the "Duke of Wellington." It is only 27 miles from B. to Dover, and we were from nine until one performing the voyage.

A very rough passage, and every one of us ill. I never sat up a moment, or saw the Cliffs of Dover. In consequence of our extreme illness we remained at the Hotel in Dover until the next day; a comfortable house; dined, drank tea, and slept; and leave at 8 A. M. to breakfast at Canterbury, and see the Cathedral. Messrs. Webster & Bates leave at seven, to have our breakfast ready. We are seventy miles out from London. The name of our Hotel, or rather tav

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