mall boat; the police came aboard, and with them the secretary of the mayor, who handed me a most hospitable letter from M. de Tocqueville.
After an hour in the streets of Granville, a small sea-port and watering-place, took the diligence for Coutances (eighteen miles), where I did not arrive till dark.
August 11. Rose before five o'clock to visit the noble cathedral here.
At six o'clock was in a coupe for Valognes; found in the coupe an intelligent and talkative priest; breakfasted at Carentan,—poorly enough!
At Valognes hired a char-à--bancs, with one horse and a man, to drive me to Tocqueville, where I arrived about five o'clock; kindly received; chateau three or four centuries old; was warned particularly by M. de T. not to wear a white cravat at dinner,—that the habits of country life in France were less formal than in England.
Nobody here but M. and Madame de T. and an elderly French lady.
August 12. Dejeuner at half-past 10 o'clock; then a walk with M. de Tocqueville i