adventure with the police.
visit to Draveil.
Gottingen, March 26, 1817.—Yesterday I went round and took leave of all my acquaintances and friendses and institutions of the city, writing elaborate and historical notes on what he saw. In August, he made two visits at Draveil, the chateau of Mr. Parker, an American gentleman, who had lived in France for thirty years.
It is a fineborhood . . . . Once I went with the ladies to see Marshal Davoust, who lives at a fine chateau about three leagues from Draveil.
Mad. Davoust received us, the Marshal having gone out hunting.
She is a good-looking woman of some cultivation.
Whene heard of.
To Mrs. Walter Channing. Paris, August 1, 1817.
. . . . I have been above a week at Mr. Parker's, at Draveil, about twelve miles from Paris, a superb establishment, whose completeness splendor, and hospitality, equally struck me.