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Early Beer recipe in 1844...

Item #220028

August 07, 1844

THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, (L.I.), N.Y., Aug. 7, 1844.


* Early beer recipe

* Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York

Page 3 has a recipe: Aromatic Beer--Takes 20 drops of the oil of spruce, 20 do. wintergreen, 20 do. sassafras. Pour 2 quarts of boiling water upon the oils, then add 8 quarts of cold water, 1 1/2 pints of molasses,& 1/4 a pint of yeast. Let... stand two hours and the
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Texan poem... 1842 U.S. Census Report...

Item #220003

January 14, 1842

THE NEW YORK HERALD, New York, January 14, 1842


* Texan poem - "Oh, Texas!"

* 1842 U.S. census - state by state data

The front page has a six stanza poem: "Oh, Texas!", one of the stanzas reading: "Should a man be harrass'd with a wife that wears away his very life, Thou bid'st him to hasten from the strife, Oh, Texas!"

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New Jewish Synagogue, 1825...

Item #219998

October 14, 1825

RECORDER & TELEGRAPH, Boston, Oct. 14, 1825.


* Israelites

* Synagogue in New York City

A page 3 item says: At a meeting of the Israelites in New-York, it was resolved to erect a new synagogue in the upper part of the city. The sum of 2648 dollars was subscribed, and 1000 dollars loaned, to effect the object. Other news of the day, mostly religious. Good shape.
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Verde Antique discovery in 1825...

Item #219976

July 01, 1825


* Verde Antique discovery

* West Chester New York

A page 3 report says: A quarry of green marble has been discovered at West-Chester, N.Y. , in digging for the foundations of the State resembles the celebrated Verde Antique...& the quarry appears to be very extensive. Other news of the day (mostly religious). 4 pages
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Capital of Maine in 1822.....

Item #219975

November 16, 1822

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 16, 1822.


* Capital of Maine location ?

* Early 19th century periodical

A front page report under Capital of Maine says: A committee of the Legislature of Maine...have recently visited Portland, Brunswick and Hallowell, for the purpose of designating a central and suitable place for the permanent seat of government. Other news of the day
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1822 James Monroe...

Item #219965

August 26, 1822


* James Monroe Naval act

* 19th century Concord New Hampshire

The front page has: An Act making appropriations for the support of the Navy of the United States for the year 1822..., signed in type: James Monroe. Two other acts also signed in type by Monroe. Other news of the day includes: "Election !" "Cru
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United States Quakers in 1856....

Item #219931

June 26, 1856

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, June 26, 1856.


* U.S. Quakers meeting houses

* 19th century from the nation's capital

A front page item below the fold says the Quakers in the U.S. have a total of 715 meeting houses and an aggregate membership of 283,023, plus the number of meeting houses and members in Md., Wash., D.C., Va. and Pa., their favorite State. Other news of th
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Capital Building in 1833...

Item #219927

April 29, 1833

EVENING POST, N.Y., April 29, 1833.

* Capital Building renovations being made

* Washington D.C.

 Page 2 has a report about a material alteration to the House of Representatives. Says the floor is to be raised a level with the logea [sic], behind the Speakers Chair, and to descend towards the present principal entrance; the Speakers Chair is to be placed near the main door,
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DeWitt Clinton...

Item #219906

February 23, 1802


* DeWitt Clinton

* Senate
A page 3 item says: "DeWitt Clinton, is appointed a member of the Senate...for the State of New York. A report states that the Chemical Society of Philadelphia has offered a medal for the best specimen of clay in the U.S. to be for the manufacture of potters ware....superior to...queens w
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Stingray fish in 1822

Item #219864

August 10, 1822

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 10, 1822.


* A Stingray shocks man in Portland Maine ?

A pg. 2 report states that an individual from Portland ...took on one of the islands of that town, a Torpedo (Raja Torpedo) measuring nearly 18 inches in diameter. In securing it he received three electrical shocks....It is rare that these fish are found so far... northward. A torpedo is bette
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The University of New York in 1816....

Item #219861

March 15, 1816

NEW YORK EVENING POST, March 15, 1816  On page under Communications is a report stating that: "...the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the University of New-York recommended Thomas Cooper, Esq., for the degree of Dr. of Medicine." Contains the resolution recommending the degree. Cooper taught at Dickinson College and was an associate of Joseph Priestley. Other news of the da
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Lawrenceburg, Indiana 1853...

Item #219830

March 09, 1853

INDEPENDENT PRESS, Lawrenceburgh, Indiana, March 9, 1853


* Early Prostitution in New York City

* Lawrenceburg, Indiana

A page 2 item references a New York paper stating in part that: ...there are 2200 women of the night in that city who openly live by impure lascivious practices, and that there are 40,000 sewing women, one half of whom are compelled to resort at times to similar c
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Lt. Perry drowns in 1822...

Item #219828

July 10, 1822

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, MA, dated July 10, 1822.


* Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry brother drowns

Page 2 has a report: The native places of the naval officers who were lately drowned on the coast of Chili, were as follows: Lt. Perry, Rhode Island, a brother of Com. Perry... Other news of the day includes: "Fourth Of July" "Horrid Murder" "Navy Affairs" "Steam Boat Line" and mo
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Carrier's Address in 1822...

Item #219825

January 16, 1822

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, MA, dated Jan. 16, 1822.


* Carrier's Address in 1822

* New Year's

The back page has a full column poem: New-Years Address Of The Carriers Of The Columbian Centinel, To Its Patrons, January 1, 1822. News of day includes: "More Piracy" "Another Mail Robbery" "Indian Department" and more. Several advertisements as well. 4 pages in good condition.
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Ottoe & Missouri Indian Tribe in 1826...

Item #219802

February 25, 1826

NATIONAL JOURNAL, Washington, Feb. 25, 1826.


* Ottoe and Missouri Indian treaty

* President John Quincy Adams

On page 2 under an engraving of an eagle and shield is a treaty between the United States and Ottoe and Missouri tribe of Indians, signed in type: John Quincy Adams. Includes the names of the Indians who signed the treaty with an x mark. Has the English translation of
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Dromedary camel in 1806....

Item #219732

May 10, 1806



* Dromedary camel exibit advertisement from Arabia

A page 3 notice for an exhibition of the Two Dromedaries from Arabia, mentioning that:These are the first of the species eve imported into this country. Describes the unique characteristics of this unusual creature, better known as a camel. Some details about a deer-like creature from the interior par
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Washington Irving hurt in Accident...

Item #219728

July 02, 1833

EVENING POST, N.Y., July 2, 1833.


* Washington Irving hurt in wagon accident

Page 2 has a report stating that Mr. Washington Irving was hurt when the one-horse wagon he was operating ...down a steep and rocky hill in West Chester... overturned after the horse became frightened. Both Irving and a nephew were thrown to the ground and both laid unconscious for some time until they wer
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King Louis XVIII of France 1815... Hudson River Steamboat ad...

Item #219703

June 28, 1815

THE NEW-YORK EVENING POST, New York, June 28, 1815  Page 2 has a Declaration issued by the King which describes the circumstances confronting France, and contains an appeal to his subjects to let their principles guide them and to "...Rally round your King...  to put an end to a revolt...  which might become fatal to our country...", signed in type Louis. Other new
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Commodore Thomas MacDonough...

Item #219683

November 30, 1825

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 30, 1825.

* Death of Commodore Thomas MacDonough
The Obituary Notices is a report stating that William Hull, a General during the Revolutionary War passed away. Also a report stating that Commodore Thomas MacDonough, late commander of the Constitution, died at sea, with a few other details. Top & bottom of these reports are black-bordered. Other ne
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Carthage New York Bridge...

Item #219657

July 28, 1819



* Carthage New York Bridge

Page 2 has a detailed report: Bridge At Carthage, N.Y. Also an article: Emigration--Hard Times. Other news of the day includes: "American Squadron" "Royal Divorce" and more. Area of foxing in the lower right corner, otherwise in good condition.
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Andrew Jackson in 1832...

Item #219656

January 30, 1832


* Andrew Jackson
* The Sugar Tax

Beginning at the bottom of the last column on the front page is a letter from the citizens of Philadelphia presenting a set of astral lamps made of coal to the President. Concludes on page 2, followed by a gracious reply signed in type: Andrew Jackson. Other news of the day includes: "The Sugar T
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Elizabeth, Pennsylvania 1837...

Item #219647

July 28, 1837

THE GLOBE, Washington, July 28, 1837.


* Elizabeth, Pennsylvania

* Ship Building Community

Page 2 has a report about the prosperous ship building communities of Elizabeth and West Elizabeth, both on the Monongahela River, 15 miles above Pittsburg. Says that since 1826 the two villages produced 78 steamboats. Other news of the day includes: "Wheat In Mississippi", &
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Martin Van Buren in 1840...

Item #219637

December 09, 1840

THE GLOBE, Washington, Dec. 9, 1840.


* Martin Van Buren State of the Union Address

* From Washington D.C.

Taking much of pg. 2 is the Message of the President to Congress, signed in type: M. Van Buren. This was Van Burens last annual message. Nice to have in a Washington paper. Stray writing above the masthead bleeds through a bit to pg. 2 into this text, two minor archival mends
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Early St. Louis in 1818...

Item #219636

October 10, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 10, 1818.


* Early St. Louis Missouri growth

A pg. 2 report from Missouri datelined St. Louis says that ...three millions of bricks...have been laid here since...April..., and that there is a printing office and two banks there, it is situated near rich lead runs, enjoys a great commerce with the Indians, has a population of 2000 and a bit more. Anot
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Early Michigan Census in 1833...

Item #219632

September 20, 1833

EVENING POST, N.Y., Sept. 20, 1833.


* Early Michigan census population

A page 2 report says that the population in Michigan increased by 10,000 during the present season due to emigration. States that the area is rapidly developing in other respects like the cultivation of wheat, along with internal improvements, plus mention ...that territories... covered with dense forests during
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Early Michigan Laws in 1844...

Item #219618

February 28, 1844

THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, (L.I.), N.Y., February 28, 1844.

* Early seduction law in Michigan

* Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York

Page 3 has an item: Law against Seduction.--The state of Michigan have [sic] just passed a severe law against seduction and licentiousness, punishing them with imprisonment in the State Prison for 3 to 5 Years. Other news of the day includes: "Destructive Confl
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Champlain Canal Completed...

Item #219560

December 07, 1822

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 7, 1822.

* Champlain Canal Completed

* Lake Champlain to Hudson River
Pg. 2 has a report: ...The last stone of the Canal, from Lake Champlain to [the] Hudson River, was laid by Gov. Clinton, on the 28th. ult. On this route are 46 mile of artificial and 15 1/2 of improved natural navigation.--There are 21 locks. The work...commenced June 10th, 1818... n
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Alligator attack in North Carolina in 1816...

Item #219555

July 02, 1816

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, July 2, 1816.


* Woman killed by alligator in North Carolina

Page 3 has a report from Lumberton, N. Carolina about a woman attacked and killed by an alligator while riding across the Gum Swamp, with mention that the gator was killed later and measured eleven feet in length. Other news of the day includes: "Execution" "A Good Method of Destroying Crows"
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Giant Sawfish

Item #219553

September 19, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 19, 1818.

* Giant Sawfish Caught

* North Carolina
Pg. 2 has a report: A Saw Fish 13 feet 4 inches, with a saw of 28 teeth on each side, and upwards of 3 feet long, has been taken in one of the sounds in North Carolina, skinned and preserved. Other news of the day includes: "Exchange of Prisoners", "Connecticut Convention", and mor
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Two-headed snake killed in 1839...

Item #219551

October 26, 1839

THE MADISONIAN, Washington, Oct. 26, 1839.


* Two-Headed Snake found and killed

* Leavenworth Iowa

Page 2 has a report from a Leavenworth, Iowa, paper about a snake killed on a farm. Says the snake was two feet in length had a head at each end, and could crawl both ways, plus a few other details. Mentions that the snake might be the only one of its kind ever known in America. O
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U.S. & The Russias treaty in 1825....

Item #219535

January 19, 1825

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 19, 1825.


* Treaty between U.S and Russia
* James Monroe

Page 2 has A Proclamation announcing a Convention between the U.S. and the Emperor of all the Russias. Includes the text of the Convention, signed in type: James Monroe. Other news of the day includes: "South Boston Bridge" "Harvard University" and mopre. 4 pages in good condition.
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Two Sicilies treaty in 1833....

Item #219504

August 31, 1833

EVENING POST, N.Y., Aug. 31, 1833.


* United States treaty with the King of the Two Sicilies

* Andrew Jackson

Pg. 2 has A Proclamation announcing a Convention between the U.S. and the King of the Two Sicilies. Includes the text of the convention, signed in type: Andrew Jackson. Other news of the day includes: "Bank of the United States" "Shipwreck" and more.
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Fight Breaks Out in Government in 1844....

Item #219488

May 01, 1844

THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, (L.I.), N.Y., May 1, 1844.


* Fight breaks out on the House Floor in U. S. governement

A pg. 2 report from Washington has details about a fight on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives between Mr. White of Kentucky and Mr. Rathbun of N.Y. After Mr. White defended a speech made by Henry Clay, words were exchanged, and they struck one another. More
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Schenectady and Utica railroad company in 1833...

Item #219477

April 27, 1833

NEW-YORK EVENING POST, April 27, 1833.


* Schenectady and Utica Railroad Company est.

A page 2 report begins: It will be a matter of public congratulations that the senate...passed the bill from the house to incorporate the Schenectady and Utica railroad company, by a unanimous vote. A few other details as well. Other news of the day includes: "Stage Robbery" "importation and Com
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Early Steamships in 1839...

Item #219475

July 31, 1839



* Early steamboat travel

The front page has a committee report on the subject Atlantic Steam Navigation. Report takes 2 1/2 pages. Other topics throughout. A volume I issue. Quarto-size, 16 pages, small piece missing from the left margin of the last leaf, otherwise in nice condition.
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Henry Rowe Schoolcraft....

Item #219472

October 14, 1837

THE NEW-YORKER, N.Y., Oct. 14, 1837.


* Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

* "The Birchen Canoe"
The fourth page has a poem: The Birchen Canoe--By H. R. Schoolcraft. Other literary and news items throughout. Quarto-size, 16 pages, A few foxing spots in the text of the poem, other occasional foxing.
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An instant mini-collection of early newspapers...

Item #219445
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Goose and Gridiron in 1827

Item #219430

May 04, 1827



* Goose and Gridiron

A page 3 notice for The New-York Goose and Gridiron Refectory states that the owner has returned to his old stand and is ready to serve the public. Includes a small engraving of a goose on a flatiron. News of the day includes: "Police" "Virginia Elections" and more. Some edge wear, foxing spot in unrelated content, otherwise in g
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Anthracite Coal mine discovery in 1833....

Item #219424

September 19, 1833

EVENING POST, N.Y., Sept. 19, 1833.


* Anthracite Coal discovered in Virginia

A page 3 report begins: A mine of Anthracite Coal of a very superior quality, has lately been discovered in the western section of Berkeley county, Virginia. A bit more about the quality, and the potential size of this deposit. "The Next President" "From The Pacific" and more. 4 pages in good condition.
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Franklin Pierce annual message in 1856

Item #219419

December 04, 1856



* President Franklin Pierce State of the Union Address

The Presidents Message takes 6 1/2 columns on pg. 2, signed in type: Franklin Pierce. Several interesting advertisements. First leaf has an archival mend to a tear in the outer margin that extends slightly into the text of the message, otherwise in good condition.
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Early Wine making in 1819...

Item #219412

December 08, 1819



* Early wine making

* Vevay Indiana

A pg. 2 item says: A Vevay, Indiana paper, of Oct. 28, says--The season for making wine is just over; and not withstanding the uncommon dry season, the wine presses near Vevay, have made 4,832 gallons of wine--(153 quarter casks). Other news of the day includes: "Fire" "The Stoneham Murder"
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Martin Van Buren in 1840....

Item #219403

June 30, 1840

THE GLOBE, Washington, June 30, 1840  On page 2 under an engraving of an eagle and shield is: An Act to carry into effect a convention between the United States and the Mexican Republic. Act is signed in type: M. Van Buren. Other news of the day. Ads as well. Lite fading on the front page, some lite foxing, mostly on the front page, otherwise in nice condition.
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Submarine Telescope in 1843...

Item #219395

December 21, 1843



* Submarine Telescope invention

* Used for boat inspection

Page 2 has an interesting report about The Sub-Marine Telescope which used a camphine lamp placed in a glass globe, and sunk in the water. This allowed a person on the deck of a boat to examine the hull, plus other details. Says the instrument was invented by Sara
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Uncommon title - Churchman in 1839....

Item #219387

December 21, 1839

THE CHURCHMAN, N.Y., Dec. 21, 1839.


* Uncommon title

As the name implies, contains mostly religious-related news and content. Second leaf has a narrow piece missing in the outer margin, front page has an area of lite dirtiness and a bit of lite fold rubbing, archival mends to two minor fold tears, some lite foxing.
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Travel on the Great Lakes....

Item #219382

April 01, 1833

EVENING POST, April 1, 1833.

* Great Lakes Travel

* Michilimackinac, Michigan
Pg. 2 has a report about the New York Fur Company stating in part that: ...110 men proceeded by Lakes Ontario, Erie and Huron; 50 of whom are to remain at Michilimackinack, on the last lake mentioned. The remaining 60 to proceed by Lake Michigan to Green Bay... and more about their itinerary that would go
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Rocky Mountains exploration in 1832....

Item #219380

April 16, 1832

NEW-YORK EVENING POST, April 16, 1832.


* Early exploration of the Rocky Mountains
* Col. Henry Leavenworth

Pg. 2 has various particulars offered by a member of an expedition authorized by Congress to explore the Rocky Mountains, and north from the Mexican line to the Bering Straits. Says the expedition headed by Col. Henry Leavenworth left 11 years prior and al
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Princeton College in 1833....

Item #219375

November 16, 1833

EVENING POST, N.Y., Nov. 16, 1833.


* Andrew Jackson

* Princeton university

An item on page 2 says: President Jackson has presented to Princeton College, for its museum, a collection of insects from South America, which is...very valuable, and as adding considerably to the interest of the entomological department. Other news of the day includes: "Italian Opera" "Latest From M
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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in 1840...

Item #219370

April 07, 1840

THE GLOBE, Washington, April 7, 1840  On the front page under Chesapeake And Ohio Canal are two resolves passed by the president and directors of the C & O Canal Company, plus the Report Of The Chief Engineer of the company. Other news of the day throughout. 4 pages in good condition.

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Sir Walter Scott...

Item #219361

November 26, 1832


* Sir Walter Scott's Biography

* Scottish Novalist
Taking much of pages 2 and 3 is: Some Account Of The Life And Works Of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Other news of the day includes: "Kentucky Election" "Georgia Convention" and more. An uncommon title. 4 pages in good condition.
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Jamaica Long Island Carrier Address...

Item #219282

January 03, 1843

LONG ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, N.Y., Jan. 3, 1843.

* New Year's carrier address

* 19th century Jamaica New York

Page 3 has the Carriers Address headed: "New-Year's Dialogue". Takes almost an entire column. News of the day includes: "A Desperate Villain" The Somer's Mutiny" "From The Sandwich Islands" and more. Interesting advertisements as well. 4 pages with
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