A.L.s., from Tours

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Is impressed by the city of Tours and notes the large English community in the region which has its own church. Is disparaging about the French clergy, describing them as 'a wretched miserable people'. Briefly describes Orleans and the Loire valley, noting that the wine is very good and the hopes for a good vintage later in the year due to the appearance of a comet. Is complementary of the French people, noting their friendliness and helpfulness. Describes his last few days in Paris, including a visit to the catacombs.

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