Travel Letters: On Steamer Between Bergen And Christiania (1872)

Since I wrote the inclosed sheet, our plans have changed. Paine has been called home. We are now on our way to Christiania, and he will stop on his way at Christiansand, go thence to Hamburg, and so home by next week’s steamer. I shall go to Christiania, to take back our carioles and close up things there. I am not quite sure what I shall do afterwards ; probably go to Sweden, and thence cross into Russia, and come home by way of some of the northern German cities.

We are having quite a royal progress today. Prince Oscar, brother of the king, is on board, and at every town where we stop, there is a boisterous welcome and farewell. Good-by again, and write often.