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afleet. If this character be faithfully drawn (and that it is, none who knew him will deny,) oh! what a bleffed hope hath that man in his death! and how does it become all ranks, and all ages, but, above all, how does it become those who profess themselves, like him, the ministers of the Gofpel, to emulate his zeal, his charity, his piety, and his humility!"

14. At his feat at Mount Vernon, in America, in bis 68th year, after a fhort illnefs of about 24 hours, the illuftrious General George Washington. His diforder was an inflammatory fore throat, which proceeded from a cold, of which he made but little complaint on the 13th. The next morning, about 3 o'clock, he became ill. Dr. Craick attended him in the morning, and Dr. Dick, of Alexandria, and Dr. Brown, of Port Tobacco, were foon after called in. Every medical affistance was offered, but without the defired effect. His Jaft fcene correfponded with the whole ter nor of his life. Not a groan nor a complaint efcaped him, in extreme diftrefs. With perfect refignation, and a full poffeffion of his reafon, he clofed his well-fpent life. His funeral was celebrated with every mark of honour and regret so justly due to his virtues. The corpfe was interred in the family-vault, in an elevated lawn on the banks of the Potomak.. The General Af fembly of Maryland have requested that a day of mourning, humiliation, and prayer, may be appointed; fcarfs and hatbands are to be worn by the Governor, the SeDate, and all the Officers of State and Government, during the whole of the prefent feffion.

17. In his 69th year, after a long and pain ful illness, at his houfe in Bloomfbury-fqua. Nathanael Godbold, efq, proprietor and inventor of the much celebrated vegetable balfam, for the cure of confumptions and aftmas. He was a truly hofpitable and liberal benefactor to the poor; and, in his laft moments, directed that the balfam fhould be adminiftered to the neceffitous at reduced prices. He was a man of perfectly inoffenfive manners. In him the world bas loft a valuable member of focicty, and bis family a kind and indulgent parent. His remains were interred at Godalmin, Surrey, where he purchased the manor-houfe of Weltbroke, on which he expended large fums of money.

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nity, were always fo well reprefented by her that they had all the force of reality; nor mult her truly excellent performance of Dorcas in "Refina" be forgotten. She was the grandmother of Dihdin, jun.

21. At Salisbury, aged 77, James Ealton, efq, juftice of the peace and alderman of that city. He had attended a meeting of the magiftrates at the council-chamber, and died fuddenly on his return home. He was brother to that respectahle book feller, Edward F. who died, February 1795, al: moft fuddenly, after completing his 73d year, and having retired from business 3 months. Mr. E. had just published an effay on "Human Longevity, recording the Name, Age, and Place of Refidence, and Year of the Deceafe, of 1712 Perfons, who attained a Century and upwards, from A.D. 66 to 1799, comprising a Period of up wards of 1733 Years, with Anecdotes of the most remarkable."

23. Frederick De Landre, musician, by birth a Swede. He came into England at the age of twenty-two, and subsisted rather neatly than handfomely, by teaching the German flute, at a time when that excellent inftrument was pretty much in vogue.. For feveral years past, he lived Qu the generofuy of his former,pupils, fome of whom he visited on the Stock exchange for a stated or precarious benefaction, on which he almost intirely, depended. Wednesday was ever aufpicious to his wants. Mr. D. does not claim notice for any particular virtue or qualification; but he was a character universally known round Change, and at the antient mufickmeeting in Newgate-ftreet, of, which he had been a member more than half a century, under the, affumed name of Doctor Delander. He was barmless, fond of an immenfe queue wig in full powder, and, in the last moment, wore a diamond ring of tolerable water. Thefe are propenfities common to foreigners. He played well on several inftruments, and particularly excelled on his favourite, the Bute. Early in life, he was fond of pleafure, and ufed to exult to the latt on his foriner enjoyments; he became fucceffively a Buck, Odd-fellow, Briton, and at last a Free Mafon. On the good intentions of the latter he loved to expatiate, but was unable to give good reafons. With fome of thefe he conftantly found a fupper; and, to the lefs confiderate part of them, was a fund of entertaiment, and the butt of their ribaldry, which was too often the cafe with him among individual friends, At length he broke apace, his faculties evinced a perceptible decay, and he was perfuaded that the alteration of the ftyle in England reduced his age juft eleven years. He died at 84, in St. Paul's church-yard.

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villain. She was an old maiden lady of fingular habits; difpofed to a life of folitade, the kept: no fervant, and was only occafionally attended by a chair-woman. Extreme parfimony and avarice were the motives affigued for her eccentric conduct; fhe was reputed to be fecretly amaffing wealth: and to this opinion the unfortunately fell a victim. For two or three days previous to the difcovery of her fhocking fate, it was noticed by her neighbours that nobody went into or came out of the houfe; which circumftance exciting their curiofity and apprehension, fome of then knocked at the door; and having done fo repeatedly without effect, they burst it open, and after fome research found the unhappy lady dead in the back kitchen, with several marks of favage violence on her body, and her mouth ftop pet with an handkerchief. The houfe was plundered of every portable article of any value. Sufpicion, it is said, principally attaches to a fervant out of place, who had obtained permiffion from her to lie a few nights in the house, and was feen coming out of it on the 2 30.

At Newington, Surrey, aged 28, Lieu tenant William Eyles, of the light infantry company in the 2d regiment of Royal Eaft India volunteers. His death was occafioned by a fevere cold, in confequence of a wet field-day, about feven months fince, which brought on au obstruction in the liver, that terminated in a confump tion. As an officer, he was held in great esteem by the whole brigade to which he belonged; and, in his private character, his amiable difpofition, and gentleness of manners, will render his lofs a fevere affliction to thofe friends who best knew how to estimate them. He was buried at Newington, with military honours.

27: At Whitley, near Potterne, Wilts, aged 87, the Rev. Dr. Kent. He has begueathed his library, and 300l. to purchase books, to Merton college, Oxford, of which he was an eminent fellow. He has alfo left sol. to the general hofpital at Bath, and ordered 200l. to be spent on a monument.

28. In Kingsland road, Mrs. Abbot, wife of Mr. A. broker. It appears that Mr. A. went from his house about 11 o'clock in the morning, with an intention of attending a fale in the neighbourhood of Finfbury. fquare, whence he thortly returned home, · and about half an hour afterwards came running out, when, having affembled the neighbours, he told them he was that in ftant returned, and had just found his wife murdered! The poor woman, who was far advanced in years, exhibited a most dreadful fpectacle. Her head was literally beat to pieces by a mallet, which lay by her, and her left ear was completely torn off: not with(tanding which, the lived in a (peechiefs state-till- the entning Saturday,

when she died; without having been `able · to afford a fingle trace of difcovery.. From the circumstances above stated, it was thought neceffary to carry the hufband before the inqueft; and, from their report, it was further judged expedient that an investigation should take place at the of fice in Worship-street. After a very close examination, he was informed that nothing appeared to criminate hi n, and that therefore he was discharged, but that the magistrates expected he would appear in cafe they thould again require him, which he very cheerfully promifed. A Jew, who had repeatedly frequented the house, was next called; but his account was fo very fatisfactory to the Magistrates, that they declared him by no means impli cated in the fhocking charge. Mrs. A. while lying in the agonizing pain which fuch a wound must inflict, uttered, in a fort of fere im, and with peculiar emphafis, “A pot-boy a pot-boy! a po:-boy!" three times fucceffively, and with aftonifhing velocity; but, when questioned, relapsed into infenfibility. (See p. 81).

31. At Belville, in the parith of Eccles, aged 103, Jane Frafer. She retained her / fight, fo as to read without glaffes, to the laft; was never known to fleep with a shift; and, a few years ago, received a complete fet of teeth.

Lately, on-board the Earl of Wycombe Eaft Indiaman, in his paffage from Bengal to Bombay, Mr. Cuthbert Mashiter, son of Wm. M. efq. of Little Tower-hill.

On his paffage from the West Indies, Capt. Bowen, of the 7th West India reg. At Carriemacrofs, Londonderry, Ireland, aged 117, Mr. J. Wilfon.

At Edinburgh, fuddenly, Jofeph Black, M.D. profetion of chemifti y, and firft phyfician to his Majesty for Scotland. He was apparently in perfect health when he fell afleep in his chair after dinner, and expi red in an apoplectic fit. This justly-celebrated chemical philofopher was fon of an Irish gentleman by a French lady, and horn at Bourdeaux in France, where his father was fettled as a merchant, about 1727; was profeffor of chemistry at Glasgow, and, on Dr. Cullen's appointment to the profefforfhip of medicine, fucceeded him, about 1769, in that profefforthip, which he held at his death. He took the degree of M. D. in the University of Edinburgh, 1754, and his thefis, "De Humore acido a Cibis orto; & Magnefia alba," may be confidered as the germ of his fubfequent importaut difcoveries relative to magnefia and other alkaline bodies. In June, 1755, his first paper on the fubject of these bodies was read before the Literary Society of Edinburgh. This memoir has immortalized his name. The difcoveries it contains have given birth to many beautiful facts in the now fyftem of chemistry. The experiments

experiments which it gives are fimple, but ingeniously devised; it is concife, yet perfpicuously written; and the deductions are fo juft, that it is confidered as a most excellent model of compofrion, reasoning, and arrangement. Many other very important difcoveries have been communicated by this celebrated profeffor in his lectures only, which, if he had committed them to the prefs, would have more materially promoted the cause and extenfron of Science. Befides the thefis abovementioned, and his "Experiments on Magnesia Alba, Quick Lmie, and fome other Alkaline Subitances," in "Effays Phyfical and Literary," vol. II. p. 157, he published "The fuppofed Effect of Boiling en Water, by diípofing it to freeze more readily, afcertain ed by Experiments," in Phil. Tranf. vol. LXV. p. 124.

At Edinburgh, Lieut. col. Duncan Camp bell, of the late fecond battalion of Bread albane fencibles.

At Painley, Robert Hunter, efq. merch. At Brecon, Edw. Williams, efq. only fon of Sir Edward W. bart, of Llangoid caftle. Lady Frances Tilfon, fifter to the Earls of Cardigan and Ailesbury.

At Bath, Fyth De Burgh, efq. formerly eminent in the law.

At Southampton, Mifs Maria Coppin, youngest daughter of J. C. P. C. efq.

At Weftrep house, near Marlow, Bucks, Thomas Wilkisfefq. first partner in the houfe of Meffrs. Wilkinson, Bloxam, and Co. of the Southwark bank.

At Chichester, Suffex, in a very advanced age, Mr. James Ruffell, many years clerk of the rope-yard at Portsmouth.

At Lydney, co. Gloucester, Robert Pidcock, ef lieutenant in the 20th regiment ⚫ of dragoons.

Nelfon Jolliffe, youngest fon of the Rev. Peter J. of Poole. He was named after the gallant Admiral, being born on the day the famous victory was obtained by him at the Mouth of the Nile.

In his ift year, at Hartley Weft all, near Befingstoke, Hants, Mr. Wm. Hellear. At Kettering, co. Northampton, aged 82, Mr. Warner, upwards of 60 years mafter of the grammar-[chool there.

At Barrow-upon-Soar, co. Leicester, George Perkins, eíq.

At Bridlington, co. York, in her 107th year, Mrs. Jane Lovel, widow.

In his foift year, Mr. Wm. Fenteman, of Ripon, in Yorkshire.

Aged 86, Mrs. Balis, of Lynn.

At Albury, near Guildford, Surrey, Daniel Malthus, elq.

At Gofport, an aged feaman, named Edward Hardcaftle. He was celebrated for the following ex 'oit: During the vifit which the Duke of York paid to Admiral Rodney, on board the Marlborough, in 1761, he got to the very top of the vane

of the mainmaft, and flood there on his head, waving his hat feveral times with his foot. He received a present from his Royal, Highness, with a request not to repeat fo dangercus a proof of his dexterity.

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At Quley, Mr. John Bancroft, of Bradford, attorney.

At the Hot Wells, Bristol, John Ingilby, efq. eldest fon of Sir John I. bart. of Ripley park, in Yorkshire.

At Hull, Capt. John Taunton, formerly in the Jamaica trade.

Aged 75, Mr. John Martin, of Raunds, co. Northampton.

Advanced in years, Mrs. Garner, of Whittiefea, co. Cambridge.

Within a day of each other, after having been married 54 years, Mr. Joseph Salmon, formerly a tailor at Bath, and his wife.

Rev. John Lewis, rector of Sandon, Elfex; to which he was prefented by Queen's College, Cambridge, 1763, where he proceeded B.A. 1748, M.A. 1752, S.T.B. 1761..

Rev. Mr. Scott, of Watton, Norfolk, rector of Merton, and vicar of Tottington.

Rev. Mr. Steers, vicar of Isleham, co. Cambridge, in the gift of the Bishop of Rochefter.

At St. Alban's, Richard Rofe, efq. for merly of Chard, co. Somerfet.

At Stevenage, Herts, aged 7c, John Trott; and William Venables, aged 97.

At Ilford, Effex, Mr. Richard Glover, third fun of the Rev. Richard G. of Dean'syard, Westminster.

At Chertfey, in Surrey, in a very small neat cottage, which the had inhabited fome years, Mrs. Rowe, daughter of the famous Sir Thomas de Viel, the worthy predeceffor of Sir John Fielding. Mrs. Rowe feemed to have inherited her father's heroic fpirit, as the bore with uncommon magnanimity her reverte of fortune. Her income very fmall; herself, and her worthy daughter Mrs. Dolaport, lived without even a parish girl to aflift them; and, during her laft illness, would have fuffered extremely, from poverty, but for the mabounded unwearied charity and generofity of the prefeat inhabitants of that long-famed mansion, Chertsey abbey, Lady Young, and her excellent daughter, mother and fifter of Sir Willian Young, author of the Hiftory of Greece. The daughter, we are forry to fav, is left, at more than 40 years old, abfolutely pennyless. Who may be the proper perions to reícue this worthy defcendant of Thomas de Viel from beggary, we do not prefume to furmife: but out of fome fund, an annuity for her natural life, it is hoped, may be found.

At Enfield, aged 69, Mrs. Harris, relict of Mr. H. carpenter, of Fetter-lane, who died at Enfield in 1791.

Mr. Bromley, a celebrated feeder at the Cockpit royal.

Mr. Trew Jegon, of White Lion wharf, Upper Thames Ricet.


Gabriel Carmont,efq. of Brompton-park. 1800. Jan..... Aged upwards of go, Mr. Fairman, mealman and maltster, of Ware, Herts. He rode to London weekly till within a year of his death, which was haftened by an accidental fall down ftairs in his own house.

Jan. 1. Of the gout in his ftomach, at his house in Young-street, Newington, aged 72, Thomas Lloyd, efq. Early in life he fettled, in the metropolis, as an apothecary; and though, by reason of a flender constitution, he did not reach the fummit of his profeffion, few men were allowed to poffefs a more perfect know. ledge of the healing art, nor did any apply it with more flattering fatisfaction to thofe whom he had the care of. His manners were of that conciliating nature that, in his attendance upon a patient, he always fecured an acquaintance and a friend; amongst whom he could count fome noble and many titled families of the worthieft in the kingdom. He withdrew from London, and the vocations of his profeffion, near 20 years ago; but his friends found him in his retreat, and continued their regardful remembrance of him by every demonstration. His ftrong propensity for books, and his eager defire to qualify himfelf for a fcholaftic character, detached him from common life; and, in the latter period, he was fo entirely engroffed by study, that it may with truth be faid of bim, in his library did he eat, drink, and fleep. He ferved the office of high fheriff for the county of Carnarvon in 1790.

At the Green in the town of Pembroke, -aged 89, Mr. William Thomas, a man of exemplary piety and virtue, affectionate in his family, and a loyal fubjećt. He was defcended from the Flemings fent into that country by Henry 1. in the year 1111. H has left a widow and one fon, Mr. William Thomas, of Alfop's-buildings, Mary-laBonne, architect to his Royal Highness the Dake of Clarence, and the ingenious inventor of the naval pillar; and two daughters, Jane and Elizabeth, both fingle.

At Eaft Leake, co. Nottingham, in his 98th year, William Miller, thoemaker; who rented what is called, in that part of the country, a cottage, with perhaps an acre of land in each field; and, when he was 96, reaped his wheat and mowed his beans with his own hand, about an acre of each. When he was go, he walked to Notingham, 9 miles, to pay his rent; and, at his return, fame day, foled a pair of thoes.

At his apartments in Leadenhall-ftreet, aged 48, the Rev. Dr. George Hunt, a Diffenting-minifter.

At his house in Portland-place, Thomas Frzhugh, etq. one of the Court of Directors of the East India Company,

At Barnes, Surrey, Mrs. Carthew, wife of Mr. C. Late of the Ianer Temple.

At Springfield-place, Horfham, Suflex, Samuel Blunt, efq.

In Doctors Commons, aged 71, Mrs. Sarah Chriftian, widow.

In Tichfield-ftreet, aged 66, Mrs. Emilia Bourchier, daughter of the late Rich. B. efq formerly governor of Bombay.

In Gate-street, Lincoln's inn-fields, of a fever, aged 90, at the houfe of Mr. Armitage, who married her eldest granddaughter, Mrs. Haitwell, reli& of Edw. H. efq. of the Middle Temple, batrister at law, and mother of Edward H. efq. F.A.S. who died in 1783.

Mr. Smith, chandler, in the High-street, Leicester. He was feized the preceding evening with a fit of apoplexy, and has left a widow and nine children

In his 71ft year, Wm. Blake, gent. of Swanton Abbot, Norfolk.

At Iones-houfe, in Scotland, Mrs. Ifabella Frafer, wife of Thomas Cumming, efq. of Leuchars.

Wm. Corts, efq. merchant, Glasgow.' At Edinburgh, Mr. Jane Ferguson, relict of Mr. Henry F. merchant in London. At the fame place, Rev. Hen. Lundie, late one of the minifters of that city.

2. Mr. Charles Winchefter, one of the meffengers to the Admiralty.

Mrs. Anne M'Lean, of Cecil-street coffeehoufe, Strand.

At her daughter's houfe in Charlottestreet, Portland-place, Mrs. Drew.

At Exeter, Mrs. Gattey, wife of Jofeph G. efq late mayor of that city.

At Hather, co. Lincoln, Mifs Fowler, daughter of the late Jonathan F. efq. of Stockton-upon-Tees.

Aged 81, Mr. Jas. Whitehurst, of Derby.

Aged 66, Mr. Stanley, upwards of 29 years tyler to the Union lodge of Free Mafons at Nottingham.

Mr. Benton, furgon, of Barton, co. Line, Aged 73, Mr. Clarke, of Sadlers'-hall. 3. Mr. Ardron, of the General Poft-office, and clerk of the Briftol roa'.

At his houfe in Park-place, St. James's, Sir Wm. Mufgrave, bart. V.P.R.S. and F.A.S. a trufiee of the British Muleum, formerly a commiffioner of his Majesty's cultoms, and afterwards an auditor of the public accomp:s; in both which fituations he had exerted himself with ability and attention. Nor was he lefs converfaut in the feveral branches of literature and fcience; and, though for many years fuffering great infirmities of body, his mind continued unfhaken; and, with the practice of the philofophy he had acquired, he united thofe talents and manners that rendered his fociety coveted, and will occafion his death to be generally lamented. His large collection of engraved portraits was advertifed for fale by auction just before his death.

At Brighthelmstone, aged 71, John Ingram, efq. formerly of London, merchant.


At Birmingham, Quarter-mafter Thomas Page, of the 4th (o Queen's own) regi. ment of dragoons, the oldest foldier in the regiment, in which he had ferved 50 years. Aged 74, Mrs. Anne Kennett, of Plymouth-dock.

The wife of Mr. Wray, commander of the Egginton Greenland ship,belonging to Hull.

At Chellea, in her 9cth year, Mrs. Mary Bradley, a maiden lady. She was long an inhabitant of Kensington; where, as in every place of her occafional refidence, the is ftill known for a very peculiar degree of extensive beneficence. To the forrowfut and afflicted the liberally administered comfort, with that filing cheerfainers and benignity of manner which evidently refulted from the heart, and gave the boon conferved a double value; to the fick, medicines and advice; to the deftitute, clo thing; and, in a variety of instances, to the dead pauper, at her own expence, a coffin and a grave. Her fortune, which was not abundant, but eafy and genteel, the rendered ample in its bleffings to others; for, the knew no ufe, as the felt no peceffity, of hoarding in a mafs the means of benefit, withheld from thofe who really wanted them. It was her maxim, and her warm acknowledgement, that "freely he had received, and therefore the would as freely give."

An age of almost three generations only enlarged her fphere of bounty, and increafed her zeal to fulfil its claims. She felt the force of this call, and avowed it by a renewed alacrity, in proportion as her health and firengti declined toward the tomb. Her remains, agreeably to her exprefs defire, are deposited in the parith-church of Kenfington; to which, and to the humbler inhabitants, like her valued and intimate friend, Dr. Jortin, her piety was an ornament, and her whole life the best example. Of many, yet living, as they tread the marble where the refts, the fi'eut language of the heart will be: "From acquaintance, or from repert, I knew her well; a Chriftian indeed, the lived without oftentation and without guile. Her faith was fertile of every correfpondent fruit; and her delight, in imitation of her divine exemplar, was only to do good.' One, who long had the honour of her friendship, who never infulted her excellent understanding by flattery whilft the lived, enjoys this folemn occafion to pour forth the just tribute of grateful eulogy; for, the hears it not. Cara Maria, Vale!

4. At Tiverton, Devon, the Rev. Rich. Broadley, M. A. fellow of Queen's college, Cambridge.

At his houfe in Bridge-ftreet, Cambridge, the Rev. Robert Hodgson, M. A. formerly preficent of Magdalen college, vicar of St. Giles and curate of St. Peter's parishes, Cambridge, in the gift of the Bishop of Ely. He was admitted B.A. 1764, and M.A. 1767.

Mr. Cox, rule-maker, of Hill-street, Birmingham, fuppofed to be the moft corpulent man in that town.

At Richmond, in her 528 year, Mrs. E leanor Bazett, wife of Major B.

James Jones, elg of Craven-place, in Kentish-town, Middlesex.

In Sloane-street, Knightsbridge, Edward Sunders, efq. of Little Court, Herts, late a member of Government at Madras.

Found dead in their bed, at their houfe in the Gallowgate, Glafgow, Mr. Lyon, a baker, and his wife. The rain on the 3d, with the melted fnow which fell on the ad, having inundated the apartment in which they ufually flept, they retired to a fall ream which had no fire-place, and took with them a pan of live coals, by the fumes of which it is fuppofed they were fuffocated. At Appin-house, in Argyleshire, Str A lexander Dalmaboy, bart.

5. Aged 82, Mrs. Mary Smith, widow of Mr. Thomas S. many years receiver of Chrift's hofpital, who died Dec. 29, 1799 (fee vol. LXIX: p. 1194).

At Reading, Ashburnham Newman Toll, efq. a captain in the Berkshire militia, and only fon of the late Rear-admiral Edmonds T. of Wickham, Haxs.

Suddenly, Mr. Erafmus Darwin, attorney, of Derby.

In his 85th year, Mr. T. Davis, fadler, of Broomyard. His father, an uncle, two of his coufins, and his nephew, all died on the fame anniversary, Old Christmas-day.

At Sleaford, co. Lincoln, aged 60, Mrs. Buller, having furvived her husband, Mr. James B. only two months.

At Caftor, in his 86th year, Mr. George Berry, many years a refpectable baker.

Found hanging by his garters, Mr. Griefdale, a dealer in coals, near Bishopsgateftreet. He is faid to have laid in a large ftock of coals the day before the thaw. Mr. Richard Power, of Lime-street. Mr. John Santer, of Chancery-lane. Mr. James Rowefwill, of the Public-office at Shadwell.

6. At Epfom, Surrey, in his 86th year, Jofeph Hodgkin, esq.

At Parkgate, of a lingering decline, Mrs. Sufan Phillips, wife of Major P. of Bell Cotton, near Drogheda, in Ireland, and third daughter of Dr. Burney, of Chelsea college. She had landed from Dublin on the 30th of December, 1799.

Mrs. Ward, wife of Samuel W. efq. of Richmond, Surrey.

Mrs. Tregent, of Leicester-fquare. Mr. William Carleton, poftmaster of Chichester, Suffex.

At Fant, in childbed, Mrs. Moon, the wife of a labouring man, who, in the fpace of 53 weeks, had borne her husband four children, two boys and two girls, all living and well. The poor woman furvived her laft delivery, of female twins, only 2 days.

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