THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE CARDINAL MERTEL
the degree, he professed law for his native town and was prefect of the congregation of
Saint Ives in a Roman institute which defended poor people freely. In 1847 he was junior
magistrate of the "Sacra Rota" . In the first years of Pio IX popacy he was
secretary of the board for the preparecion of the statute of the Church State, in 1850 he
was minister without portfolio. In 1853 he was minister of home affairs and of law.
THE GRAVE OF MERTEL IN ALLUMIERE
these months he dictated "The historical memories of Allumiere"to complete
another small work he had aIready written and published anonymously in 1835 "An
historical outline on the mines of Allumiere" This had been published in
Civitavecchia at the Strambi printing.
THE ORIGINAL BOOK ANONYMOUS
THE HOUSE OF HOLIDAY
This text has been adapted from
"Teodolfo Mertel, a man who studied the ancint things of these mountains" , ori
the Archeological papers of the association "Adolfo Klitsche de la Grange".