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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 611 Naples to Rome

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 This cascade was originally an expensive luxury, being brought twenty four miles in an artificial aqueduct, some parts of it two hundred feet and three stories high of arches-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 At two P.M. We are again on our way to Rome, but not as comfortable as in the morning. The train is crowded with Americans and our party of nine had to scatter into four different compartments.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Genl Dan Butterfield and three ladies would liked to have kept eight places, and his ladies and traps moved too slowly, and his ungentlemanly cigar afterwards in presence of my family at once received a vote of “no gentleman”, I was forced off into an omnibus of a compartment where five Italians were smoking cigars and one Englishman a Pipe, Horrible! I could scarcely breathe my head out of the window-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Beautifull country- All the way low mountains in the distance on each side- We are running in a wide valley- This land is said to be extremely fertile, raising two crops of grain and one of fodder during one year-

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Through the old town of Capua, which, B.C. was the second in Italy with a population of three hundred thousand and their ampitheatre [sic] holding one hundred thousand spectators is still in good order.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 This whole country is full of interest to the antiquarian. The valley and hills in sight on either side are dotted with villages and ruins which were the sites of great cities and important historical recollections. Cities built and destroyed long “B.C.” 2000 years ago and more.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 At 8 1/2 PM, in Rome, the “holy? City of Rome”, the Mecca of Catholics, where our good Henry was awaiting our arrival

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