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la planche 19 represente le plan le profil et la coupe de l'amusette mareschal [[sic]] de Saxe tel guelle est representée dans ses reveries. iten donnoit une a chaque centurie pedament armée (ette piece porte un boulet d'une demi livre en [[p?mb]] a quatre mil pas. la coupe de la culasse fait voir la fawn dont elle le charge. la visse qui traverle le canon se tourne en dessases avec une el pece de manivelle qui sert de sous garde la visse en graine par quatre fillets a fin quavee un tres petit [[mo?vement]] de la manivelle elle descende suffisament [[po?]] [[p?]] charger


La planche 20 represente par la figure 1 [[superscript]] ere [[/superscript]] lamusette montee suv une [[es?]] d'affut alimuni ere portant sur son effieux une/pai de caisson qui p[[?]] contenir de quoi liver cent coup. on voit par cette figure quien homme s[[?l]] p[[?]] la trainer, et par la fig 2 on a represente la facon de la transporter dans les chemin difficile sui les petit pont el dans les montagnes

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- writes "r" two ways. One looks like a "v"; the other like a traditional cursive "r" - "l'amusette" usually mean plaything/ toy. Maybe it's being a bit tongue in cheek since it is referred to As the marshal of Saxony's l'amusette? It's not musket because that is "mousquet"

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