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“Most of the Officers who are accustomed to travel riding joined together & moved along the both sides of the carriages to avoid the dust so disturbing this season, & to be able to serve the King. A great number of them assisted the suite of the Court as well…

I should notice here that His Majesty has almost always dined in Villages during this voyage. Undoubtedly you will imagine (& your feeling will be quite consistent) that there were too many big & rich Villages to have the honour of receiving so great Monarque. However everything went out pretty on the contrary: the poorest ones had an advantage to be favourite ones  & they were being marked along the way with precision I couldn’t omit. You must not doubt about that as I should tell you that His Majesty, – who doesn’t travel without the Map of the…

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