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33v (SM volume 39)


33v (SM volume 39)


(pencil, pen) Abt half a Quarter of a mile passed / a River of very salt Water wc rises / at about three miles distance in the / Plain - found some of the Scorie (scoria, Latin for slag) / thrown out of Vesuvius, about 16 or 17 years / ago in the memory of the Guide who was with us. / Cindcorsi, behind it a Volcanick Hill in / wc are Mineral Waters of different heats / The new Road to Reggio 36 feet wide. / About 200 yds S. of the Osteria della / Scorza the Stone becomes feruginous & forms / imperfect Columns / Padula 84 Miles from Naples / Il Convento del San Lorenzo / they use ^the leaves of the Myrtle for dy[e]ing - but do



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