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Beheading of King Louis XVI...

Item #697691
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1793 

* King Louis XVI of France execution by guillotine

The best content is the report headed: "Particular Account of the Murder of Louis XVI" which gives considerable detail of the closing moments of his life, ending with: "...The Confessor fell upon his knees, and implored the King's blessing, who gave it him with an a... See More  

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Applying for pension benefits in 1793...

Item #697660

January 30, 1793

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 30, 1793  

* American Revolutionary War victims

* Henry Knox document re. pension benefits

Page 2 has a document headed: "War Department" concerning pension benefits for those injured in the Revolutionary War. It is signed in type: H. Knox.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.... See More  

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Letter from President John Adams concerning France...

Item #697652

June 28, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 28, 1798 

* France relations

* John Adams letter

Page 2 begins with reports from Congress concerning Aliens, later to be solidified in the Aliens and Sedition Act.

Also a letter from the President concerning France, ending with: "...I will never send another Minister to France without assurances that he will be received, respected, and honored ... See More  

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Proclamation by General Anthony Wayne...

Item #697642

April 25, 1795


* Northwest Indian War

* Gen. Anthony Wayne

* Native Americans

* Proclamation for peace

Page 2 has: "A Proclamation" signed in type by Anthony Wayne, for establishing a permanent peace with all the Indian tribes and nations northwest of the Ohio River.

Four pages, never-trimmed, two binding holes at the spine... See More  

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Congress requires quotas by state... John Hancock signs...

Item #697640

February 04, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Feb. 4, 1777  Page 3 has a nice report on the situation in America, a few bits noting: "...The Provincials in Massachusetts Bay are in high spirits in certain expectation of being joined in the spring by the French & Spaniards...They had heard of the designed attack on Rhode Island & knew that the Americans had abandoned it by orders...did not ex... See More  

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More on Prevost's defeat... A letter criticizing the war in America...

Item #697639

August 17, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Aug. 17, 1779  The bottom of page 3 has a report noting: "...brings...a confirmation of the defeat of Prevost and that that General would have met with the fate of Burgoyne had it not been for the boats he had on the river, in which he caused to be embarked the small number of troops that escaped the sword of the Americans."

The back page has a ful... See More  

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Discussions in Congress...

Item #697638

June 20, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 20, 1798  Page 2 has much on the proceedings of the federal Congress, with pg. 3 have reports from the "Proceedings of the Legislature of Massachusetts" which include mention: "A Resolve passed for loaning certain cannon to the United States for the use of the frigate Constitution." 

Four pages, handsome masth... See More  

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British account of the Battle of Stono Ferry, and the Battle of Chemung, New York...

Item #697637

September 02, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 2, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

Nearly one-third of page 2 is a letter from an officer in the British army from Port Royal with his account of the Battle at Stono Ferry, a failed attempt by the Americans, under General... See More  

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Responding to General Clinton's offer for a reconciliation...

Item #697636

April 03, 1781


* General Henry Clinton

* Peace with Americans ?

* Revolutionary War

Pages 1 and 2 contain an excellent response to the controversial "Declaration" of General Clinton in which he offers a proposal for peace to the Americans. A few bits include: "The first thing which is offered is a pardon to ... See More  

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Engraving of the skyline of London... News from Boston...

Item #697633

August 01, 1771

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1771  Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

Near the back is the "Monthly Chronologer" which includes over a full page of reports headed "America" with items from Boston, including 2 messages fro... See More  

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Battle of Dettingen: last time a British King led troops into battle...

Item #697602

* Battle of Dettingen

* King George II

* Last British monarch

* to lead army in battle

Much on the Battle of Dettington - the
last time that a British monarch, George II, personally led his troops into battle (see images).

One of the article is titled: "Objections to Mr. Yate's Theory of Comets" which include
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The battle near Minden...

Item #697520

August 25, 1759

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 25, 1759  

* Battle of Minden - Seven Years' War

This was one of the more famous titles from Europe during the 18th century. 

Entirely European content with a wealth of ads as well. The front page has a report concerning a recent battle near Minden, a major engagement during the Seven Years' War.

Four pages, a faint red tax st... See More  

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Two nice engravings in the masthead...

Item #697514

December 10, 1746

THE LONDON COURANT, England, Dec. 10, 1746 

* Jacobite Rebellion era

* Nice masthead engravings

The masthead features two engravings, one showing a sailing ship and the other a post-boy 'trumpeting' the news.

Various news from Europe with much of the back page taken up with advertisements.

Complete as a single sheet issue, wear at the bottom affects part of the back page impr... See More  

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Very early, short-lived, colonial newspaper...

Item #697460

August 16, 1753

THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, August 16, 1753 

* Rare Colonial New York original

* Short lived publication

This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities" as Brigham relates.

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Wanted to hire...

Item #697409

January 28, 1796


* Uncommon publication

Various news reports of the day including a back page ad: "Wanted to Purchase - For A Term of Years" with the text beginning: "A sober, steady black man and wife, of middle age. The man must have a little knowledge of farming..." with more.

Four pages, a few minor font page stains... See More  

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Details on a ship wreck... Death of a governor...

Item #697403

January 23, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 23, 1796  Various news reports of the day including a page 3 item: "A Grand Victory Obtained by the Austrians and: "Ship Wreck" with much detail. Also a report of the death of Samuel Huntington, governor of Connecticut, with much detail on the funeral.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, good condition.

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Great issue on the siege and fall of Charleston to the British....

Item #697397

June 01, 1780

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1780  

* Fall of Charleston, South Carolina

* General Sir Henry Clinton

Inside has a full page: "Description of the Island of Skie or Skye, In Scotland". The mentioned map is lacking.

Near the back are 4 1/2 pages of reports headed: "American Affairs" which contain terrific detail on not only the British siege of Charleston, but ... See More  

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Two Proclamations by General Howe... Wealth of war reporting...

Item #697395
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1777 

* General William Howe

* American Revolutionary War

"American State Papers" has a Proclamation signed in type  by: W. Howe, concerning soldiers who were pressured into leaving the King's allegiance, offering pardon if they return. Plus another Proclamation signed by Howe offering acres of land in America at the w
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Latest news on the war, in a rare newspaper...

Item #697393

July 01, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 1, 1779  

* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication

A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #16 issue.

The front page has a report about the precarious situation of the American currency. Also a lett... See More  

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Death of George Washington's mother...

Item #697392

September 09, 1789


* Mary Ball Washington death

* President's G.W.'s mother

Pages 2 & 3 contain reports from the: "Proceedings in the House of Representatives of the United States", this being the founding year of the federal government. 

Page 3 has an inconspicuous yet significant report: "Died--At Fredericksburg, Mrs. Washin... See More  

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An 18th century extra re: Jay Treaty...

Item #697390

April 06, 1796

HERALD EXTRA, (New York), April 6, 1796  A folio size single sheet almost entirely taken up with discussion in the "Federal Legislature, House of Representatives" concerning the controversial Jay Treaty. See images for details. Never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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Ambassadors to resolve the crisis with France...

Item #697388

March 28, 1798


* 18th century American publication

The ftpg. has a full column article: "Slavery". Page 2 has much on the: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress" and pg. 3 has a document from President Adams which endorse Pinckney, Marshall & Gerry as representatives of the U.S. in attempting to resol... See More  

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Concerns about the pending Jay Treaty...

Item #697377

August 24, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 24, 1795  

* John - Jay's Treaty concerns

* Letter to George Washington

Page 2 has a letter from the people of Wilmington, Delaware: "To George Washington, President of the United States" on their concerns about the pending Jay Treaty. This is followed by another letter of similar concern "To Mr. Alexander Hamilton".

Four pag... See More  

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William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #697371

May 31, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 31, 1797  This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue app... See More  

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The radical, pro-American John Wilkes is committed to the Tower of London...

Item #697319
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, May 9, 1768 

* John Wilkes jailed - radical

* Pre Revolutionary War

(currently spelled Gloucester). Page 2 has an impassioned letter signed in type by the radical journalist & politician John Wilkes. It begins: "In support of the liberties of this country, against the arbitrary rule of ministers, I was before committed to the TOWER and am now se... See More  

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Front page Act signed by Sam Adams... Other thoughts on the Jay Treaty...

Item #697252

July 20, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 20, 1795 

* Samuel Adams

* Jay Treaty

Half of the front page is taken up with an Act of the Massachusetts legislature, signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Much of page 2 is taken up with: "Observations Against The TREATY." being the controversial Jay Treaty.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, never-trimmed margins, small bindin... See More  

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Concerns about the pending Jay Treaty, with Washington's response...

Item #697239

August 31, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 31, 1795 

* John - Jay's Treaty concerns

* George Washington response

Page 2 has a letter from the people of Morris County, N.J. on their concerns about the Jay Treaty. Also a similar letter from the merchants of Phila. to the President followed by: "The President's Answer" signed in type: Geo. Washington.

Four pages, very handsome... See More  

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Naval battle between the Americans & British... Franklin the 'old fox'...

Item #697219

January 03, 1778


* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

This was a Tory newspaper published when the British occupied Philadelphia. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.

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Washington's anger over the murder of Captain Huddy...

Item #697218

May 21, 1782


* Captain Joshua Huddy execution - hanging

* General George Washington angry reaction

* American Revolutionary War

Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with "Debates in the House of Commons Upon the American War". An excellent report providing much insight into the discussions on the troubling si... See More  

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The "humble" beginnings of Stephen Girard...

Item #697217

October 17, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 17, 1792  The front page features 21 illustrated ship ad making this a decorative issue. The ftpg. also has a small notice for the "Cincinnati of Pennsylvania" [The Society of Cincinnati] calling for a meeting of the standing committee.

The back page has an ad by Stephen Girard, for the sale of merchandise (including French... See More  

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Foldout map of France... Canada content...

Item #697215
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747 

* Foldout map of France

Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled in the cartouche: "FRANCE With Its Acquired Territories In Germany, and the Netherlands...".

This map shows considerable detail including a close-up view of the harbor & town of Toulon. The map also shows the so
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Notable attempt at price controls during the War... Much fine war content...

Item #697211

July 15, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 15, 1779 

* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication

A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #18 issue.

The entire front page & most of the back page are taken up with what one scholar calls: &quo... See More  

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Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown...

Item #697208
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, December and the Appendix issue for the year 1781

* Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown VA Virginia

* Revolutionary War from the enemy

Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under "American Affairs". It is an "Extract... See More  

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Inhabitants of New Zealand... Plate of Algernon Sidney...

Item #697207

July 01, 1773

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1773  Near the back is a nearly full column report headed: "America - New York". Also an article: "Interesting Anecdotes of the Life of Algernon Sydney, the English Patriot" as well as a full page plate of him. Sidney was an English politician who was accused of platting against the life of Charles II, for which he would be executed.

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The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #697098

April 30, 1743

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston,  April 30, 1743  This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.

As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & America", th... See More  

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When the population of Pittsburgh was 1,355...

Item #697097

January 21, 1796


* 18th century Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

* Mad Anthony Wayne & John Wilkinson

Page 3 has a report headed: "Pittsburgh" noting: "We hear from Fort Washington that General Wayne has left the army on a visit to Phila. and that General Wilkinson has taken the command at Greenville. The number of inhabitants ... See More  

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Detailed report from the Dept. of War on the ports & harbors of the U.S...

Item #697096

February 03, 1796


* During George Washington's administration

Most of the front page is taken up with a: "Report From the Department of War, Relative to the Fortifications of the Ports and Harbours of the United States", with details city by city.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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Governor of Massachusetts & his Assembly...

Item #697081
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, April 25, 1768 

* Colonial America reporting

(currently spelled Gloucester)  The front page has an: "Extract of a Letter from Boston, New England, dated March 7" which hints at the dissension among the citizens which would ultimately result in the Revolutionary War.

A few items note: "...I never will have any dispute with the represen... See More  

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See the displayable front page from the 18th century...

Item #697042

March 10, 1725

THE POST-BOY, London, March 10, 1725

* Nice masthead engravings

One of my favorite 18th century newspapers with the two nice engravings in the masthead, plus the very decorative first letter in the text (see). Various European reports.

Single sheet, 8 1/2 by 14 1/8 inches, very nice, displayable condition.

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Battle of Bunker Hill... Washington as Commander-in-Chief...

Item #697032

June 27, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 27, 1775 

* Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown

* Siege of Boston, Massachusetts

* George Washington named commander

* American Revolutionary War

Almost the entire front page is taken up with a terrific and vitriolic attack on General Gage concerning his actions at Boston, the full text shown in the photos below, with bits including: ... See More  

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From the last year of Washington's administration...

Item #697024

December 03, 1796


* During George Washington's administration

A very typical late 18th century American newspaper with a good mix of news reports of the day and advertisements. A fine opportunity for an early newspaper at a low price.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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1796 Acts by Sam Adams...

Item #696953

March 16, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, March 16, 1795 

* Nice 18th century masthead

Page 2 begins with two Acts from the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, wide never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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On the Battle of Guilford Court House...

Item #696922

April 24, 1781


* Battle of Guilford Courthouse

* Greensboro, North Carolina

* General Charles Cornwallis loss

Page 2 has some nice war content. The 2nd column begins with: "By accounts from General Greene's army as late as the 24th ultimo, we learn that Lord Cornwallis is retreating towards Cross Creek and that o... See More  

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Work towards creating a treaty with America... Latest on the war...

Item #696921

September 30, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 30, 1779 

* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication

A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

The front page begins with a report from the House of Commons concerning the appointment of commissioners to work with America t... See More  

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Maryland resolves for peace, but only if independence is assured...

Item #696918

August 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1782 

* American Revolutionary War

* Maryland for peace

Under: "American Affairs" is a report from Annapolis which includes: "...announcing the arrival of Sir Guy Carleton at New York as a commissioner for making peace or war in North America...to enable the King of Great Britain to conclude a peace or truce with the United States (b... See More  

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The Siege of Ninety-Six and more military events in South Carolina...

Item #696741

August 28, 1781


* Siege of Nintey Six - South Carolina

* General Nathanael Greene defeat

* American Revolutionary War

 Half of page 2 is taken up with a letter from Major General Greene in which he officers much on the Siege of Ninety-Six.

Additional reports carry over to page 3 with much more detail on the military event... See More  

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News from nearly 300 years ago...

Item #696721

September 23, 1727

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Sept. 23, 1727  

* Rare 18th century title

* Red tax stamp

A quite rare title containing a wide variety of news of the day. Obviously much news from London, including a bit noting that: "Several scaffolds erected against the coronation have been demolished by the surveyors o the works, not being substantially built." Another item notes ... See More  

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Death of King George III's son...

Item #696684

May 08, 1783

THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, England, May 8, 1783  The front page begins with a report of the death of King George III's four year-old son: "On Saturday last...died his Royal Highness Prince Octavius, his Majesty's youngest son, to the great grief of his Majesty and all the Royal Family." There is another reference to his death on the front page.

Four pages, good condi... See More  

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John Hancock on the Shays' Rebellion... Notes from the Constitutional Convention...

Item #696675

June 28, 1787

UNITED STATES CHRONICLE, Providence, Rhode Island, June 28, 1787  

* Daniel Shay's Rebellion

* John Hancock proclamation

* Constitutional Convention

This title has one of our favorite mastheads, which includes two engravings: one the arms for Rhode Island, and the other the arms of the United States, making this a very displayable issue.

Page 2 has: "A Proclamation" wh... See More  

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Runaway slave ad, and more...

Item #696660

February 17, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 1791  Among the back pager ads is one noting: "...state of Maryland on 20th of November, a negro man slave commonly called Will Potts..." with much more. Also one headed: "Ten Pounds Reward" for: "...a Negro Man named Henry..." with descriptive information.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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