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33r (SM volume 39)


33r (SM volume 39)


(pencil) Ca Traversed the town, & came to the East side / where we found the rivulet called Capo di fiume / which makes an ocreous (ochreous) deposit & in which the / Country people place baskets to receive the / Petrification - the ocreous matter is called / Lippo by the Inhabitants - the Water is bitter / & saltish - about 200 Yds from the / walls you see the Semicircular Port but the / Columns to which they fastened the boats are / removed - Sea has retired abt ¼ of a Mile / from the wall of the port & now lies behind / great banks of sand. / Capo di fiume under Capaccio Vecchio found two / Springs of Water one perfectly sweet the other a little / salt, both warm, these form the River wc runs / to the East of Pæstum they form a Lake / & turn 5 Miles at the distance of 200 yds. / from the source



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