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Mary Shelley, her half-sister Claire Clairmont, and Percy had arrived in Sécheron by night on 3 May 1816 and took up lodgings at the Hotel d'Angleterre where they remained for more than a month before moving to the opposite side of the Lake at Cologny. She noted in a letter of 1 June (published in The History of a Six Weeks' Tour as Letter II) that Geneva "is surrounded by a wall, the three gates of which are shut exactly at ten o'clock, when no bribery (as in France) can open them."