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... i PART II FROM THE CONCLUSION OF THE TREATY OF GHENT TO THE
SIGNATURE OF THE TREATY OF COMMERCE JANUARY--JULY 1815 JANUARY 20,
1815: GENEVA We arrived here to-day. Father was very excited, as it
was his first visit to his native land after so many years absence.
We went direct to the Gallatin House. The entrance is in the Cite,
a steep narrow lane paved with small round cobble-stones. The house
faces on the Rue de la Corratrie. It is very fine, and belongs to
Monsieur Naville, who married the daughter and heiress of Count
Paul Michael de Gallatin, who was the head of the family. Our
coatof-arms in stone used to be high up over the door, but during
the Revolution some miscreants destroyed it, leaving only the two
lions the supporters. JANUARY 21 Crowds of visitors all day to
welcome father. Madame de Stael came from Coppet. She is not
handsome, but such a great charm of manner. She was oddly dressed,
seeming to have one or two skirts on top of the other, a great
pelisse of green cloth lined with sable, on her head a high green
caliche. She invited both father and myself to pay her a visit at
Coppet. She is not tall, rather fat, and has coarse features but
splendid eyes. JANUARY 22 This morning the Syndics came in a body
to greet father and to congratulate him on the successful
termination of the Peace with England. Then Monsieur Sismondi* made
a discours full of laudation of father, much to the latter's
annoyance. After they withdrew Benjamin Constant was announced; he
rushed up to father, seized him in his arms, and kissed him on both
cheeks. There was some excuse for him as he is a relation of ours.
Large dinner of forty at 3 o'clock, nearly all relatives--Navilles,
Saladins, Sellons, Sarrasins, Humberts, Diodatis, de Budes,
Pictets, Lullins, &c. &c. I was much...
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