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101
knots of various colours wh served for
[? t] [?presersion ] [? o]ancient annals and tra-
ditions. After a v. careful study[? o] all
[? t] materials within my reach, bearing
upon [? t] ? [? o] quipu records among [? t]
ancient Peruvians, I ha come to [? t]
conclusion [? th] [?] were [?a] only used to
preserve revenue [? a/cs], b also to hand
down poetical & historical composi-
tions: in short [? th] [?] contained a
rich & varied literature. Hundreds
[? o] [?] quipus ha been found in [? t]
ancient burial places, being knotted
cords of bright coloured Llama wool,
[? b] most [? o] [? fell to pieces on be g
exposed to [? t] outer air."
p.q Blas Valera , "the missionary"
Garcilasso , " the old Inca."

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