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with everything. In Europe felt like a fish out of the water.
Ball on deck to night and everything arranged for dancing
April 10. Stormy weather but steady boat. Writing all morning .. Afternoon reading and conversation  This is life!
April 11. Somewhat calmer but steamer still pitching Finished reading the [[underline]] "New Freedom" [[/underline]] by [[underline]] Woodrow Wilson [[/underline]], our President, much impressed by this confession of  faith  a symptom of the times and still there are plenty of pessimists who claim we make no progress in our politics: I [[underline]] fervently hope wilson may succeed in carrying [[underline]]
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out his policies
April 12.  Smooth weather. Up early as usually. Up till now wrote 19 big letters. More to follow
John Bush       Duisberg
Miffert         Grunele
Townsend        Bernthsen
Vietinghoff      Vieth
Legal            Labinski
Weger           Hecht
Moser           Leemfuel
Kohler          Alben De Suarte
Lebach          Alb. Marchand
Larren         Dubois
Bruyse           Fade'
Remouchamp      Lehne
Paul Fredericq   Ephraim
V. Eichen
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Transcription Notes:
Baekland's known associate was named "Jacobi" not Jacobs. Replacing most or all instances of "Jacobs" with "Jacobi" is likely appropriate. Notice the dotted "i" on most or all occurrences. Whoever you are, thanks for catching this...HK

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