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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
he latter he wrote as he left the town a letter warm with affectionate remembrance, closing thus: I can never think of you except with gratitude for your long life filled with laborious studies and inspired by the noblest sentiments. From Mayence he descended the Rhine to Cologne, with Dr. C. E. Stowe and family as fellow-passengers. Then followed a brief excursion to Holland and Belgium, including glimpses of Amsterdam, the Hague, Delft (two churches with the tombs of William of Orange, Grotius, and Van Tromp, also the house where William was killed), Antwerp, Brussels, and Ghent. September 19. Reached London [from Ostend] about noon; in the evening went to Mr. Russell Sturgis's at Walton. September 20. Returned to London, and went to Lord Cranworth's in Kent; his place is Holwood, once the residence of William Pitt; walked in the grounds. September 21. Called on Mr. Hallam, who was with his son-in-law, Colonel Cator, in the neighborhood of Lord Cranworth's; found him l