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47r (SM volume 39)


47r (SM volume 39)


(pencil) March 12. 1779 Left Naples & came that / day to new Capua, abt 16 Miles distance / there are many remains of the magnificence / of old Capua, in a Church near the great / Street is a cortile surrounded with Col. / of Granite & Cipollino Marbles as is all / the inside with Corinthian Capitals, in / some the little Volutes omitted in others / they are work'd exceedingly flat, old / Sarcophagus's without number in every / street - in the front of the Prison (the present Municipio in the Piazza Giudice) / they have insert'd many of the Mask'd / Keystones brt from the Amphitheatre at / old Capua - Apollo, Mercury, Diana / Jupiter Nenmon (?Memnon) &c - / The soldiers receive 4 grains per day / & 2 for bread and 2 for fumeletti (smokes, tobacco)



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