We were obliged to wait about 2 hours at a Dram Shop out of the city waiting for the
gates to be opened. And there Mr. Gummer overtook us. He had left St. Petersbourg
the same day with us, at about 4 o'clock. P.M. At seven o'clock the gates were opened
and we went and stopp'd at the tavern. Mr. Gummer dined out. I was very unwell. The
Count and Mr. Gummer spent the evening out: I was so unwell I did not go.
List of the roads from [S]t Petersbourg to Wibourg.
|From St. Petersbourg to
In general people take for the first post private horses. We paid 4 Roubles for 4
horses. For post horses you pay for the first station 2. copicks. pr. horse pr. werst.
From Draniznikow to Lindola you pay 1. copick pr. horse pr. werst, and from Lindola
forward you pay only 8 copicks pr. 10 wersts for each horse. When we arrived at Draniznikow
we gave 30 copicks to the post master and had our horses directly. We gave at every
post 5. 6. or 8 copicks to the post master and were very well served for horses. We
gave the postillions from 5. to 15 Copicks, but never 15. unless in the night. The
roads in general are very bad from Petersbourg to Wibourg, at the present season of
the year, because the Land is pretty good and the frequent rains have made a great
deal of mud. There are no houses where to lodge, and if one does not go night and
day, one must sleep in the carriage.
Wibourg is a small city situated upon the river: 4
very strongly fortified: the houses are almost all of wood; there is but one tavern
in the town; and that is not very good.