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THE IJTDIAN ARCHIPELAGO.
and I may add that all the amusements, feasts, and c., are carried on in this quarter. The city of Manilla within the fortifications is a very quiet, clean, and well-regulated town, inhabited entirely by the higher orders: the streets are well laid out, the houses regular, and built of white freestone. In the centre of the city is the Plaza, on one side
CITY OF MANILLA,
of which is the cathedral, and opposite it the governora s palace ; both very insignificant buildings. The cathedral, which is very ancient, is devoid of all attempt at architecture, and resembles a huge barn ; while the governora s palace, in appearance, reminds you of a stable.