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instance I hired a hackney carriage & pair to drive a friend & myself through the Central park which took us less than 2 hours, the charge a standing one was 6 dollars by the Hotel Manager.  The Hotels, and some of the private houses belonging to the millionaires are immensely large and well furnished.  The largest hotel however is the "Grand Palace" at San Francisco, and certainly it is the most comfortable.  There are about 1000 permanent residents in the Hotel I believe

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