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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 several loads in linnen suits, many, the greatest number, were in white- But the style of dress was no indication of sex, men wore dresses and ladies wore pants- many waggons were drawn by four Horses each, and of such the two near Horses were always ridden by postillions as it would be impossible to drive four Horses through the dense crowds of the populace filling the streets. The drivers were always in costume, clowns, ghosts +c with masks

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Balconies and carriages were all supplied with wooden or tin scoops to dip up and throw the confetti-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The road way of the Corso is about twenty eight feet wide and the side walks (although quite irregular) average about five feet wide each, so that the carriages could easily throw into the balconies on either side and receive discharges in return-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The confetti was thrown with much force and I would about as soon be struck by so much coarse gravel.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The street in front of our Hotel seemed to be head quarters for lively conflicts, from the royal party on our side (besides other balconies) and the long fashionable balcony on the other- From four to five and half oclock the air was filled with the white gravel, dense as a fierce hail-storm- mixed with flying bouquets-

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Very few people threw anything but flowers to the Royal party, and every few minutes the procession would be stopped by a waggon waiting to send a huge xxxx bouquet or basket of flowers up to the Princess, on a long pole below one of them hung an elegant wide Roman sash- Books boxes and other presents were sent.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Three waggon loads of artillery officers stopped and discharged flocks of white

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