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Kentucky Church Records

Church membership of early Kentuckians include Baptist, Church of Christ, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic. Some church records were published, others were microfilmed, some are housed in church repositories, but many remain in the local church. Church records and histories may be found in periodicals pertaining to Kentucky. Repositories include the DAR Library, the FHL, Kentucky Historical Society, University of Kentucky Library, and Filson Club Library. The original Shane Manuscript Collection, which pertains to Kentucky Presbyterians, is housed at Presbyterian Historical Society, 425 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147. It has been microfilmed and is available at other libraries. See also Kentucky Bible Records, 6 vols., from files of the Genealogical Records Committee, Kentucky Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. Each volume is individually indexed. Most entries include only name, date, and name and address of the owner of the Bible at the time of publication. These are available at the Kentucky Historical Society. Local genealogical groups publish Kentucky Bible records in genealogical publications such as Bluegrass Roots, and Kentucky Ancestors. Source: Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources, 1992 Allen County, Kentucky Church Records Hosted at Allen County Kentucky KYGenWeb Liberty Church Records Search by Surname A-G H-M N-S T-W New Bethel Methodist Church Church Records Rough Creek Baptist Church Church Records Smyrna Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records Search by Surname A-G H-Y...

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Letter from Rev. Asher Bliss to Henry R. Schoolcraft

Letter from Rev. Asher Bliss to Henry R. Schoolcraft. Cattaraugus Mission Sept. 4th, 1845. DEAR SIR Agreeably to your request I forward you some facts in regard to the establishment and progress of the gospel among the natives of this reservation. The Cattaraugus Mission Church was organized July 8th, 1827, (which is a little more than 18 years.) It consisted of Mr. William A. Thayer, the teacher, his wife, and 12 native members. There have been additions to it from time to time, until the whole number who have held a connection with this church is one hundred and eighteen. Thirteen of these have been white persons and most of them connected with the mission family. Of the one hundred and five native members seven or eight have come by letter from other reservations, so that the number who have united on profession of faith is a little short of one hundred. Twenty-five of these have gone to their final account. Some have died in the triumphs of faith, and we humbly hope and trust that they are among the blessed, in the kingdom of our common Father. A number (as it was natural to expect from converts out of heathenish darkness) have apostatized from Christianity, and returned to their former courses. The proportion of these is not probably more than one in ten. Between sixty and seventy are...

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History of the First Baptist Church, Baker City Oregon

The first Baptist church in Baker City was organized December 7, 1874, Rev. L. H. Boothe was chairman of the meeting and Prof. S. P. Barrett clerk. The members present were Hardin Estes, Perlina Estes, Arthur Smith, Mary Kilbourn, Samuel Gaines, Mary Gaines, Prof. Barrett, Mary Barrett and Delazon Smith. Prof. Barrett served as clerk until July 1875, then Arthur Smith about two years, followed by F. Baird for four years. Mrs. F. E. Small was chosen clerk March 15, 1884, and was succeeded by Wilbur Finch April 20, 1888. Frank Baird was clerk from February 1889 to March 1890, and Miss. E. C. Sturgill from then till January 1892, and J. F. Porter from January till September, and N. E. Darling from September to the present time. Rev. E. P. Waltz, the first pastor of the church came from Monroe County Mo., arriving at Baker City January 2, 1875. The 20th day of March he was chosen pastor in charge and served in that capacity ten years. After Mr. Waltz resigned there was no regular pastor in charge until May 29, 1887, the Rev. Geo. H. Brown was chosen. C. N. Burnham was pastor from May to October 1889, and J. M. Haskell from October to December. George T. Ellis, the present pastor, took charge in June 1890. In 1882 the construction of a house of worship was...

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History of First Presbyterian Church of Baker City Oregon

A meeting was called by the Presbytery of Idaho to be held in Baker City, January 5 and 6, 1884, at which all members and those in sympathy with the Presbyterian church of the United States, were invited to be present. Rev. C. H. Shields, of Union, having been invited, presided at the meeting. The following named persons came forward and were duly constituted the first Presbyterian church of Baker City and asked that the name be placed on the roll of churches of the Presbytery of Idaho. John Edmunson, Mesdames Edmunson, Mitchell, McComas, Irland and Grey, John Edmunson was chosen ruling elder for three years. Mesdames Mitchell, McComas and Irland were elected trustees. Rev. J. S. Binghan was the first resident pastor. In 1889 a church was erected on ground donated by the Ladies Aid society of the Presbyterian Church, southwest corner Fourth and Washington Streets. The building cost $4000, entailing a debt of $2900, which has since been paid and the church is clear of debt. Rev. Bingham was pastor until December ’89, when he was succeeded by J. Breuillett, who was succeeded by G. A. Hutchinson, July 5, 1890, who officiated until September 3, 1891. The church was then without a pastor until July 17, 1892, the Rev. Theodore Hunter took charge. A Sabbath school has been maintained and recently a Young Peoples Endeavor society was...

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Auburn Oregon Catholic Church

As stated elsewhere, the first church established in Baker was the Catholic Church, organized at Auburn in 1862 by Father Mesplie. On that first visit he solemnized the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Packwood, the second event of the kind in the county, that of Mr. and Mrs. Hall a short time before being the first. Father Deilman came over from Canyon City to Auburn at intervals afterward and held services but there was never any resident priest at the town. Father Deilman got lost on one of his trips, and wandered in the mountains three days with nothing to eat but huckleberries. Mesdames Bowen, Packwood and Mooney raised $200 to be used for procuring a house of worship. When the church was organized Messrs. Packwood, Bowen and Jere Dooley were appointed trustees and they bought a house for a church, paying $200 down and giving a mortgage on the building for $400 more. Bowen and Dooley had gone to Idaho when the mortgage was to be signed and Packwood signed it as trustee alone. Property in Auburn had declined greatly in value when the mortgage was foreclosed, and the sum realized from the sale of the house paid but a small portion of the debt, and Packwood was held for the balance, the same as if it were his own private business, but Bishop Blanchett finally adjusted the...

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Baptist Church of Ira Vermont – Church Membership 1821

Surname Name Date and Manner of Reception When and How Dismissed Glazier Rev. Lyman Letter, Sept. 2, 1821 Letter, Jan. 29, 1824 Glazier Abagail Letter, Sept. 2, 1821 Letter, Jan. 29, 1824 Cook Phebe (Smith) Restoration, May 11, 1821 Joined F. Baptists, 1831 Brownwell Selina Not recorded (About 1821) Letter, Sept. 18, 1825 Martin Olive Not recorded (About 1821) Died Burlingame Polly Not recorded (About 1821) Excluded, Sept. 29, 1831 Hartwell Suzan Not recorded (About 1821) . Mason Edmond Not recorded (About 1821) . Abbott Rodney Not recorded (About 1821) Excluded, Apr. 10, 1822 Mallory Elias Not recorded (About 1821) . Colfax Samuel Not recorded (About 1821) . Lilly Chester Not recorded (About 1821) Excluded, Jan. 27, 1825 Scovil, Jr. John Not recorded (About 1821) Letter, Oct. 11, 1821 Patterson Betsey Not recorded (About 1821) Died Fish Robert . Died Onan Johnathan . Died Collins Harley . Died Burdick Moses M. . Died Abbott Joseph R. . Died Robinson Wilmarth . Letter, Jan. 12, 1832 Eaton Rhoda . Letter Hays Hannah . Letter Cooper Eunice . Letter Horton Anna . Letter Wetmore Ruth . Letter Mallory Cynthia . Letter, Sept. 9, 1836 Stoddard Polly . Letter, Jan. 2, 1832 Mason Emerald . Letter Gilbert Lucinda . Excluded, July 29, 1824 Guilford Mariah . Letter, Jan. 26, 1826 Bagley Polly . Excluded, Nov. 25, 1824 Brown Selina . Letter, Sept....

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Baptist Church of Ira Vermont – Church Membership 1783-1794

Surname Name Date and Manner of Reception When and How Dismissed Skeels Rev. Thomas Dec. 25, 1783 Died, 1792 Sherman George . Excluded, June, 1786 Baker Joseph . Excluded, Dec. 16, 1784 Sherman George, Jr. . Died. Lee Nathan . Excluded, June, 1786 Tower Joseph .. Died Lee Nathan . Letter, Jan. 27, 1791 Collins John . . Cole James . Excluded, June 25, 1789 Mason Nathaniel . Died, May, 1835 Mason Isaiah .. Died, June, 1830 Baker John .. Excluded, Jan. 25, 1787 Baker Reuben .. Letter, Oct. 31, 1793 Carr Hezekiah . Letter, May 26, 1799 Carpenter Cephas . Letter, May 21, 1821 Newton Samuel . Excluded, Nov. 30, 1815 Martin James . Excluded, 1822 Obrian Thomas . Letter, Aug. 29, 1795 Roberts Lemuel . Letter, Aug. 28, 1790 Colvin Rufus . . Davis David . Letter, Nov. 25, 1835 Allen Benjamin . . Bailey Sarah . . Collins Lydia . .. Tower Elenor . Died, Nov. 30, 1872 Sherman Chloe . . Carpenter Phebe . . Lee Sarah . Letter, Jan. 27, 1791 Bailey Hannah . . Collins Rebekah . Excluded, Jan. 29, 1789 Collins Amy . . Cole Elizabeth . Excluded, Mar. 25, 1790 Carr Eunice . Letter, June 12, 1822 Newton Sarah . Letter, 1835 Roberts Sarah . Letter, Oct. 28, 1790 Colvin Diadama . . Carr Anna . . Martin Freelove . Excluded,...

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Baptist Church of Ira Vermont – Church Membership 1801-1803

Surname Name Date and Manner of Reception When and How Dismissed Carpenter Eunice Letter, Mar. 17, 1801 Excluded, May 30, 1822 Carpenter Joseph Rev. Letter, Mar. 17, 1801 Excluded, Mar. 28, 1816 Seamons Oliver Letter, Feb. 24, 1802 . Seamons Mary Letter, Feb. 24, 1802 . Davis Mary Letter, Feb. 24, 1802 . Dougherty Agnes Baptism, Jan. 25, 1802 . Andrews Rhoda Baptism, Jan. 25, 1802 . Harmon Rhoda Baptism, Jan. 25, 1802 . Lorimer Alma Baptism, Jan. 25, 1802 . Eddy Experience Baptism, Jan. 25, 1802 . Spencer Caleb Letter, Jan. 30, 1803 . Collins Arabella Baptism, Sept. 4, 1803 Letter, Mar. 3, 1832 Wilmarth Lucy Baptism, Sept. 4, 1803 Died, Mar. 1834 Carpenter Olive Baptism, Sept. 4, 1803 . Wade Phebe Baptism, Sept. 4, 1803 . Spencer Sally Baptism, Sept. 4, 1803...

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Baptist Church of Ira Vermont – Church Membership 1831-32

Surname Name Date and Manner of Reception When and How Dismissed Tuttle Nathaniel Letter, Jan. 31, 1832 Letter, Jan. 31, 1832 Newton Putnam Letter, Mar. 3, 1832 Fell. Killed, Oct. 11, 1858 Peck, Jr. Noah Baptism, Mar. 4, 1832 Excluded, Mar. 25, 1841 Newton Timothy Baptism, May 6, 1832 Letter Taylor Timothy Letter, May 6, 1832 . Rider Walter Baptism, June 3, 1832 . Mosher Austin Baptism, July 1, 1832 Letter Mosher Julia Baptism, July 1, 1832 Letter Hammond Electa Baptism, July 1, 1832 Joined Methodists, 1830 Clift Elias Baptism, July 1, 1832 Letter, Sept. 14, 1834 Clift Betsey Baptism, July 1, 1832 Letter. Oct. 28, 1834 Carpenter Cyril Baptism, July 29, 1832 Died, Oct., 1867 Ross Rubin Letter, Sept. 1, 1832 Died, Oct. 20, 1867 Carpenter Hepsibah Baptism, Oct. 14, 1832 . Fish Lony Baptism, Oct. 14, 1832 . Fish Phebe Baptism, Oct. 14, 1832 Letter, July 21, 1837 Tiffany Sabery Baptism, Oct. 14, 1832 Letter, Jan. 5, 1853 Mason Emily Baptism, Oct. 14, 1832 . Russell Rhoda Baptism, Oct. 14, 1832 . Mason Deborah Baptism, Oct. 14, 1832 . Fish George Baptism, Oct. 14, 1832 . Fish Varnum Baptism, Oct. 14, 1832 . Carpenter Lemon Baptism, Oct. 14, 1832 . Newton Henrietta . Excluded, Mar. 30, 1837 Blaisdel George . Letter, Jan. 3, 1863 Blaisdel Emily . Letter, Jan. 3, 1863 Cluff Sister . Excluded, Sept. 26,...

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Baptist Church of Ira Vermont – Church Membership 1847-1857

Surname Name Date and Manner of Reception When and How Dismissed Smith Rev. Levi Letter, Apr. 10, 1847 Letter, Mar. 24, 1853 Smith Amelia Letter, Apr. 10, 1847 Letter, Mar. 24, 1853 Johnson Minerva Baptism, Mar. 4, 1849 Letter, Mar. 5, 1859 Harrington Maria Baptism, Mar. 1, 1851 . Crawford James Letter, July 1, 1852 . Gates (No. 2) Cyrus Letter, Jan. 26, 1854 . Gates Mrs. Cyrus Letter, Jan. 26, 1854 . Hazleton Calista Baptism, Sept. 2, 1854 . White Harriet A. Baptism, Sept. 2, 1854 . Fish Julia A. Baptism, Sept. 2, 1854 . Tower Sarah A. Baptism, Sept. 2, 1854 . Tower Elsie E. Baptism, Sept. 2, 1854 . Giddings Elsie Baptism, Sept. 2, 1854 . Giddings Lucy Baptism, Sept. 2, 1854 Died, Feb. 4, 1873 Clark Rev. Norman Letter, Nov. 4, 1854 Letter, Dec. 15, 1861 Clark Julietta L. Letter, Nov. 4, 1854 Letter, Dec. 15, 1861 Roe Mary Jane Profession of Faith, Nov. 19, 1854 Letter, Aug. 3, 1856 Hall Mrs. Baptism, Nov. 5, 1854 . Fish Lyman W. Baptism, July 1, 1855 Died, Mar. 31, 1919 Fish Belinda Baptism, July 5, 1857 Died, Feb. 7,...

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Baptist Church of Ira Vermont – Church Membership 1858-1859

Surname Name Date and Manner of Reception When and How Dismissed Collins Mary Baptism, Feb. 6, 1858 . Mason (No.2) Leonard F. Baptism, Mar. 14, 1858 Died, Dec. 25, 1884 Curtis Betsey Baptism, Mar. 14, 1858 Died, Dec. 30, 1867 Fish Felicia Baptism, Mar. 14, 1858 . Rogers Sabrina W. Baptism, Mar. 14, 1858 Letter, May 28, 1884 Casaden Frank Baptism, Mar. 14, 1858 . Curtis Martin W. Baptism, Mar. 14, 1858 Died, Sept. 25, 1894 Wilkinson Sabery Baptism, Mar. 14, 1858 . Tower, Jr. (No.2) Joseph Baptism, Mar. 14, 1858 . Fish Lester Baptism, Mar. 14, 1858 Died, Sept. 14, 1910 Fish Leonard Baptism, Mar. 14, 1858 Died, Jan. 14, 1907 Carrigan Frank Baptism, Mar. 14, 1858 . Fish, Jr. Enos C. Baptism, Mar. 14, 1858 . Rogers Edwin R. Baptism, Mar. 14, 1858 Letter, May 28, 1884 Tower George Baptism, Mar. 14, 1858 . Peters Henry Baptism, Mar. 14, 1858 . Spaulding Sarah A. Baptism, Mar. 27, 1858 Died, July, 1865 Spaulding Stillman Baptism, Mar. 27, 1858 . Mann Lena Baptism, Apr. 4, 1858 . Newton Lurana L. Baptism, Apr. 4, 1858 Died, Dec. 23, 1863 Smith Hannah Baptism, Apr. 4, 1858 Letter, 1868 Worcester (No.2) Mary A. Baptism, Apr. 4, 1858 Letter, Feb. 1, 1879 Davis Lucy M. Baptism, Apr. 4, 1858 Letter, Dec. 8, 1867 Fish Martha Baptism, Apr. 4, 1858 Letter, Dec. 8, 1867...

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Baptist Church of Ira Vermont – Church Membership 1825-1829

Surname Name Date and Manner of Reception When and How Dismissed Peck, (No. 2) Rev. John Letter, Nov. 24, 1825 Letter, May 29, 1827 Westcut Eliezer Restoration, May 26, 1826 Letter, Oct., 1835 Beach Asher Baptism, May 7, 1826 Letter, Apr., 1828 Russell Selinda Baptism, May 7, 1826 Letter, May 3, 1832 Russell Moses B. Baptism, May 7, 1826 Letter, May 3, 1832 Hutchinson, (No.2) Mary Letter, May 6, 1826 . Beach Mercy Baptism, May 7, 1826 Letter Arnold Hannah Letter, Sept. 6, 1828 Letter, Oct. 24, 1830 Arnold Rev. Artimas Letter, Sept. 6, 1828 Letter, Oct. 24, 1830 Newton Nelson Baptism, Jan. 28, 1829 Letter, 1830 Mason Sally Profession of Faith, March 1, 1829 Letter Mason Eliza Profession of Faith, March 1, 1829 Letter Taylor Sybil Baptism, Dec. 6, 1829...

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Baptist Church of Ira Vermont – Church Membership 1831

Surname Name Date and Manner of Reception When and How Dismissed Johnson Phebe Baptism, June 19, 1831 . Collins Lucy Baptism, June 19, 1831 Letter Carpenter Clarissa Baptism, July 3, 1831 Letter Gillmore Maria Baptism, July 3, 1831 Letter Lincoln Lucy Ann Baptism, July 3, 1831 Joined Methodists, 1836 Fuller Mary Baptism, July 3, 1831 Letter, Apr. 6, 1838 Graves Lucinda Baptism, July 3, 1831 Letter, May 19, 1839 Mann Lucinda Baptism, July 3, 1831 . Mann Mary Baptism, July 3, 1831 Letter Hunter Polly Baptism, July 3, 1831 Joined Methodists, 1833 Bates Polly Baptism, July 3, 1831 . Chapman Martha Baptism, July 3, 1831 Died Mason Betsey Baptism, July 3, 1831 Died Mason (No. 1) Lucy Baptism, July 3, 1831 Died Hudson Elizabeth Baptism, July 3, 1831 Died Mann, Jr. Willard Baptism, July 3, 1831 Letter, Jan. 30, 1834 Russell Alfred Baptism, July 3, 1831 Letter, Jan. 30, 1834 Fish Hiram Baptism, July 3, 1831 Letter, Jan. 2, 1841 Fuller Malachi Baptism, July 3, 1831 Letter, Apr. 6, 1838 Lincoln Caleb Baptism, July 3, 1831 Letter, Apr. 6, 1838 Graves Harry Baptism, July 3, 1831 Letter, May 19, 1839 Fish Orrin Baptism, July 3, 1831 Letter, Oct. 23, 1831 Collins Alonzo Baptism, July 3, 1831 Letter Mason (No.1) Leonard Baptism, July 3, 1831 Died Mason Boomer Baptism, July 3, 1831 . Hewett David Baptism, July 3, 1831 Letter,...

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Baptist Church of Ira Vermont – Church Membership 1879-1889

Surname Name Date and Manner of Reception When and How Dismissed Brown Mary Profession of Faith, Jan. 5, 1879 Letter, July 26, 1886 Daniels Amanda . Died, Dec. 28, 1882 Prior Harlow Baptism, May 25, 1879 Died, Mar. 5, 1881 Prior Ida (Wetmore) Baptism, May 25, 1879 . Wetmore Emmett Baptism, June 1, 1879 . Wetmore Annis Baptism, June 1, 1879 . Giddings Annette (Wetmore) Baptism, June 1, 1879 . Day Leonard W. Baptism, June 1, 1879 . Day Mrs. Louisa Baptism, June 1, 1879 Letter, Feb. 6, 1892 Tower Alvira Baptism, June 1, 1879 Died, Feb. 22, 1882 Kelly Griggs Baptism, Feb. 22, 1880 . Kelly Mrs. Griggs Baptism, Feb. 22, 1880 . Kilbourn William Baptism, Mar. 7, 1880 Died, May 13, 1921 Wing Harriet Baptism, Mar. 7, 1880 . Wing David Baptism, Mar. 7, 1880 . Arnold Alice E. Baptism, Aug. 8, 1880 Letter, May 28, 1884 Fish (No.1) Carrie W. Baptism, Aug. 8, 1880 Died, June 8, 1886 Hamilton Joshua Baptism, Jan. 18, 1882 . Robinson Parker Evaline Baptism, Jan. 18, 1882 Died, Mar. 1, 1921 Moran Maggie D. (Johnson) Baptism, Jan. 18, 1882 Joined Catholic Church Mason May Belle (Johnson) Baptism, Jan. 18, 1882 Died, 1896 Rogers Lillie I. Baptism, Feb. 5, 1882 Letter, May 28, 1884 Perry Eben B. Baptism, Feb. 5, 1882 Died, Feb. 10, 1922 Perry Ida Baptism, Feb. 5, 1882 ....

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Baptist Church of Ira Vermont – Church Membership 1895-1916

Surname Name Date and Manner of Reception When and How Dismissed Watt Rev. George H Letter, Aug. 5, 1895 Letter, May 17, 1896 Watt Mrs. George H Letter, Aug. 5, 1895 Letter, May 17, 1896 Parker Flora Parker Baptism, Apr. 19, 1896 Letter, 1897 Wheeler Florence (Robinson) Baptism, May 10, 1896 . Whitmore Mabel Whitmore Baptism, May 10, 1896 Died, Feb. 6, 1925 Shaw Martha (Johnson) Baptism, May 10, 1896 Died Jones (No.2) John S. Letter, Dec. 29, 1897 Letter, Dec. 24, 1916 Jones Florence Letter, Dec. 29, 1897 Letter, Dec. 24, 1916 Johnson Rev. Charles A. Letter, May 8, 1898 Letter, Nov. 7, 1898 Johnson Mrs. Charles A. Letter, May 8, 1898 Letter, Nov. 7, 1898 Johnston Mary (Peck) Baptism, May 8, 1898 . Gilmore Lillian (Fish) Baptism, May 8, 1898 . Fish Harrison W. Baptism, May 8, 1898 . Cramton Eva Baptism, May 8, 1898 . Schoerke Rev. B. A. Letter, Oct. 31, 1898 Letter, Oct. 15, 1900 Gould Frank Letter, May 21, 1899 Letter, Feb. 28, 1901 Gould Mrs. Frank Letter, May 21, 1899 Letter, Feb. 28, 1901 Davison Rev. Thomas Letter, Jan. 13, 1901 Letter, Feb. 28, 1901 Davison Minnie Letter, Jan. 13, 1901 Letter, Feb. 28, 1901 Parker Inez Letter, Aug. 25, 1901 . Green J. Augusta Baptism, Dec. 21, 1902 Letter, Dec. 30, 1908 Fish Nettie (Parker) Baptism, Dec. 21, 1902 . Fish,...

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