, I have nothing further to tell you of Cologne
only that this is the first Country in which we
began to find Vines; that Entertainment is very
dear in the Publick Houses; and that there are
* Leskirken stist some * Families remaining,who pretend to be
judaes. Jese ended from the Romans, and produce their
Genealogies, from the first time this City was
made a Colony of the Empire. I am,
CoJogn, Ostob. SIR
26. 1687. ’ 1
Anno 3 $9.
Julianus mu- ,
nit, contra there was any thing in it to deserveour stay there.
Germanos, y[ie Fortifications are negleded, and the Palace
fem^inter11 the Elector of Cologn, who resides there, seems
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quasfuerunt, to be but a very indifferent Houle. There was a
Novesium, Burgo-Master of Cologn in the Boat, who told
gium^c^// me’ as we Pa^e^ by Andernach, that there are
ANDER-Tome Gentlemen in that City who have particu-
NACH. 1 ar Privileges, and are call’d, Elites Liberi. He
cmi Keyser- a]so told me many Stories of a great House on
£be other’ side the Rhine, which is not Inhabited,
on the Rhine. and which he laid was haunted with Spirits, the
ordinary scandal of uninhabited Houses or Castles.
'"A "TIE Ways from Cologn to Mentz, are so bad at
A present, and Travelling in a Waggon so un-
pleasant and uneasie, that we chose rather to re-
mount the Rhine, notwithstanding the extream
slowness of the Pastage.
We went a Shore at Bonn, which appear’d to
1-us a little dirty City ; I could not learn, that