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8:45am on Friday, 3rd August, 2018:

Lost in Translation


This is attached to the front of a letter I bought dating from around the start of the Paris Commune. I've zoomed in somewhat: the original is only 8mm high.

I can make out some of it: "Cette lettre est datie, depard 20 mars 1871 — la Commune n'éclata que la 18 mars. ?? le timbre est de ?? ?? il cependant est ?? ligne."

I don't suppose there's anyone out there with the ability to read tiny Victorian handwriting in French, is there?

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