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59v (SM volume 39)


59v (SM volume 39)


(pencil) The Cardinals Villa at Nettuno, the ancient / Antium / Sunday March 21. / The Pontine Marshes are abt 45 Miles in / Length - on each side of the new Canal, Wood / in great abundance - There are some ancient / Bridges left under the Appian way wc are / built of very large Blocks of limestone without / Cement. - / On Saturday they had 3400 Men & on / Monday there will be 4000 Men / The lime stones wc lye on the Road / are exceedingly large & have been used in / Antique Works 7.3 / 2.6 / 2.0 / one piece



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