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THE BATAVIAN REPUBLIC

most remarkable in the United Provinces. We quit General Chorié's quarters tomorrow, to lodge at the Swine's Hoof, a respectable inn in the great market-place, where the consul has obligingly hired apartments for us. It is necessary, I am informed, in this country, if you intend to reside for any length of time in a place, to make a previous agreement with the innkeeper for the price which you must pay for your apartments; for otherwise he will be inclined to charge you at an exorbitant rate, and as no redress can be obtained, their demands must be paid without abatement.