This morning I went to see the tour de fer (as the French call it and the spaniards
Tour d'hercule). It is 100 foot in height and perhaps 2000 years old. There is an
inscription which I have not seen for I could not go in which runs thus “Marti et
Augusto sacrum. Dedicated to Mars and Augustus." Pappa supposes that it was built
by Augustus Caesar just after he had routed Brutus, and Cassius, at Phillippi. Pappa,
Mr. Dana, Mr. Thaxter and Mr. Allen dined at the Governors1
and at about 7 o clock they came back again. Captn. Trash2
of the Newbury vessel sail'd to day.