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32v (SM volume 39)


32v (SM volume 39)


(pencil) Feb 16. 1779 Pæstum / In that At the back of the Town near the / Casino Barlotta - we found - genuine Tuffa / under the walls of the Town / the sand of which they use for cement & / find it uncommonly tenacious - at the / same spot visited the River called / Lupara & found it nearly as salt as / Sea Water, proceeding along the side of this / river nearer to the Casino abt 100 paces, found a / spring of white warm water but less salt, / which rises from under the Rock with great / violence abt 50 paces nearer the Casino, find / two more springs rising from under the Rock / within six feet of each other, with different / degrees of saltness of warm (sic) & of violence / they are equally limpid but do not grow / white like the first on being disturbed



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