Thursday, June 12, 1650
Making your way along the road to Nuremburg, about three hours north of Ingolstadt a group of four men, in the livery of soldiers of Upper Bavaria, mounted, appear behind you upon the road. They are thundering their way along, moving very quickly. Naturally there is some concern ... which passes quickly when the four men, without so much as a glance, ride around the carriage on both the left and the right and continue down the road. The party sees them climb a slope to the top, and then drop down and out of sight.
Some sense of relief comes over the party, but at this time I find that I must stop and gather reactions.