University of Notre Dame


1878 Sep. 2
Anstaett, Father Joseph: Bourboule-Les-Bains, Puy-de-Dome, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Several weeks ago the transatlantic telegraph announced sad news of Louisiana. Yellow fever is ravaging New Orleans and he wishes he were there to make himself useful. He has survived the epidemic six times. If (Perché) believes he could render some service he should telegraph him at St. Etienne. He is presently strong, robust and capable of working. At Lourdes he lost completely his stomach ache and intermittent fever. His nerves are strengthened in the baths of Grand Pré. However, his pimples have returned and his right eye is still bad. At Lourdes, where he returned on April 20, he met (Edward) Bermudez and his whole family. A friend of (Cecilia) Panneau acquainted him with a friend of hers who had been cured often anemia worse than his. He has met Mr. and Mrs. Grenier, formerly servants at Jefferson College, St. James, where they lost a son to the yellow fever. They are associated with the maitre d'hotel, Mr. Delmas. The doctor whom Anstaett consults is Mr. De Roaldès who is at Angers along with Mrs. Buel, the mother-in-law of Mr. Pardély with Pardély's daughter and her servants. P.S. Miss Panneau has just given him (Perché's) good news.

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1878 Sep. 2
Corrigan, Bishop M(ichael) A(ugustine): Newark, (New Jersey)
 to Monsignor (Robert) Seton: Jersey City, (New Jersey)

In reply to Seton's letter, it is Corrigan's wish that the clergy attend High Mass and Vespers in the church of the parish to which they are attached. The assistants are placed "Sub regimine Pastoris" and cannot reasonably complain of being required to do what their own zeal ought to urge. Corrigan also approves the Rules Seton has prepared. If two assistants be unnecessary, one could be transferred. Father (J.) de Concilio has been inquiring for another priest at St. Michael's.

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(18)78 Sept. 2
Deeby, J. C.: New York, (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Deeby, writing for D. Appleton and Co. encloses a copy of the Index to the American Cyclopedia, which has just been made ready for subscribers. The great utility of this index will occur at once to McMaster and other owners of the Cyclopedia including the Editorial fraternity. Several features, such as pronunciation, have been added which McMaster will notice by looking over the enclosed pamphlet. Should the volume not match McMaster's set of the Cyclopedia, the firm offers to change it.

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1878 Sep. 2
Pujol, J(ean)ne: Toulouse, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Several days ago Father Jouet, whom (Perché) told to see them, arrived from New Orleans. They rejoiced to learn that (Perché) has recovered his health. She does not wish to enumerate all (Perché's) kindnesses towards her poor child, but they are always present in the minds of her and her husband. They hope that their poor Paule (Pujol) will help them repay the debt. Paule's death did not resemble an ordinary death. She does not doubt that (Perché) led her to heaven. Her only regret is not to have known Paulle better; she could have learned from her the sure way to God. On this subject she wrote to (Cecilia) Pann(e)au, Paule's confidante and close friend, who has promised to write a small account which will reveal the secrets enclosed within that generous soul. Mr. Pujol is still afflicted with his cruel illness. He would like to write but cannot.

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1878 Sep. 2
Watson, L. L.: Vincennes, Indiana
 to (James F.) Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana)

He encloses draft for $150 to be applied as tuition for Frank, whom he thinks spent too much money during the last term.

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(18)78 Sept. 2
Deeby, J. C.: New York, (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Deeby, writing for D. Appleton and Co. encloses a copy of the Index to the American Cyclopedia, which has just been made ready for subscribers. The great utility of this index will occur at once to McMaster and other owners of the Cyclopedia including the Editorial fraternity. Several features, such as pronunciation, have been added which McMaster will notice by looking over the enclosed pamphlet. Should the volume not match McMaster's set of the Cyclopedia, the firm offers to change it.

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1878 Sep. 4

Du Temple, Francois Joseph Victor Saigon, Cochin-China
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Du Temple has already written to (Perché) to ask for his baptismal certificate and birth certificate. In the same letter he spoke of his situation and solicited an offering. He was born on December 2, 1851 of the late Sylvain du Temple and Adelaide Talla, his mother who abandoned him after the death of his father. He has never heard her spoken of except is is said that she is living with an American named Campillot. P.S. His Godfather, whom (Perché) no doubt knows, is very rich, the Count de Payster and his godmother, Onais Favier.

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1878 Sep. 6,
Genin, O.M.I., (Father) J.B.M.: Duluth, (Minnesota)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Genin sends McMaster the letter he has written to Miss E. B. Edes and asks him to send it on if he believes it is the proper kind. He has forwarded an account of his western trip and also a copy of a document signed at Woody Mountains regarding the action of F(ather) (J.C.) Imoda (S.J.) toward himself. Instead of sending a copy he has sent one of the two originals and asks McMaster to keep it safe as he may need it again. The other originals has been sent to Bishop (James) O'Connor, (Vicar-Apostolic of Nebraska) for his information. He sends the document to inform McMaster of the Continual hard fight he has had to sustain himself. In regards to the Benedictines of standing Rock, you know that Abbot Martin Marty, O.S.B., was in first with Father J.B. Brouillet, but he still feels angry. Brouillet keeps sending him priests cast off by Bishops in the East and Marty, in locating them at Ind(ia)n agencies may ruin the whole of the Indian Missions. McMaster would do them a great favor if he could rid them from the (Indian) Bureau. Bishop Thomas Grace of St. Paul (Diocese) did not favor his public exposure at first but now, he and Bishop (John) Ireland are for you. B(isho)p (Rupert) Siedenbush, (Vicar-Apostolic of Northern Minnesota) also favors you.

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1878 Sep. 6
Pombiray, Henri de: St. Louis, Missouri
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

The calamity which afflicts (New Orleans) suggests sending (no enclosure) the life of Leon Papin Dupont who died at Tours March 18, 1876 in the odour of sanctity. With it, pombiray sends (no enclosure) the approved prayers by Archbishop (Charles Theodore) Colet of Tours who has instituted a chapel of reparation in the house wherein died this sainted friend of Pombiray. Colet is gathering material prior to taking steps respecting beautification. Pombiray has a similar copy of the Holy Face Venerated by Dupont sent to Pombiray by Father P. Janvier, dean of the chapter of Tours. He intended presenting it to Father Jos(eph) E. Keller, S.J., but in view of the state of things in (New Orleans) he begs (Perché) to accept it.

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1878 Sep. 8
Marshall, Amy M.: Birmingham, England
 to Miss (Rose) Howe: (Charleston, Indiana)

She replied favorably to Howe's suggestion that she, Marshall, write for the Ave Maria, but not having received an answer she wonders whether her own letter or Howe's reply may have been lost. Hudson's views on "Audrey Court" are eagerly awaited. She appreciates the interest Howe has taken in her.

(In the papers of (Father Daniel Hudson, C.S.C.)

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1878 Sep. 9
Donnelly, Eleanor C.: (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

At her suggestion a friend wrote the enclosed poem hoping that it would be suitable for the Ave Maria. Hudson's letter starting that her last poem has been lost found her in complete submission to the fate of circumstances since she herself doubted its aptness for the Ave Maria.

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1878 Sep. 12
Pompallier, S.M., Father Ant(hony): Algiers, (Africa)
 to Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché of: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

This is a dimissorial letter certifying that James H(ubert) Blenk, converted to Catholicism and baptized September 12, 1869, First Communion September 26, and confirmed October 2 that same year. He studied under the Society of Mary for 3 years and is now living in France and desires to enter the Society of Mary, and receive Holy orders. The superiors of the community approve him for promotion to orders.

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1878 Sep. 15
Shea, John Gilmary: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to R(ichard) R. Elliott: Detroit, (Michigan)

Elliott's kind offer to aid prompts Shea to ask him to help. He finds since writing that Father (John) Farnan was at Saint James', Brooklyn till 1832. Elliott's reference to Father (Peter) Potier, (S.J.) reminds him that Judge (John) Campbell has a beautiful manuscript of Potier of the revision of Chaumonot's grammar. Shea tried to get it from Campbell but it went to the Archbishop's library. Shea regrets that so little history material about Catholics is preserved, Detroit has had a chapel since 1701 and the wonders if there is a chalice, ciborium, monstrance, or vestment of the French still kept. In Maryland where Catholicity has existed since 1632 one can scarcely find a trace to show what it was in the eighteenth century. (Bookplate of Elliott attached).

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1878 Sept. 16
Genin, Father J. B.: Duluth, Minn.
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He has just received a document of 14 pages against the Catholic Indian Bureau, which is in the handwriting of a former titular missionary at Bay Field, Wisconsin. He vouches for the veracity of the document's contents. Permission is given to publish the letter of Father (Francis Xavier) Pfaller, (O.S.F.).


1878 Sep. 9
Pfaller, Father Fr(ancis) Xav.: St. Joseph's Wis(consin)
 to Father (J.B.M.) Genin: (Indian Territory)

Father Pfaller sends Father Genin a copy of the Address petition handed to the Catholic Indian Bureau. The Bureau has done nothing at all about it. Pfaller calls the Catholic Indian Bureau a real humbug and says that Bishops Michael Heiss and Rupert Siedenbush, and also Father Ignaz Tomazin share his view. The Franciscan Fathers from St. Louis have accepted Bay-fields Missions, which is good news to all. He tells Genin not to lose too much time with the Indian Bureau.

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1878 Sept. 17
Girardey, C.S.S.R., Father Ferreol: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Fr. Girardey, writing from St. Alphonsus' Church, has noticed in the last number (of the Freeman's Journal) that Father (J.J.) Duffo S.J. is mentioned as the only priest who survived the epidemic of Shreveport, (Louisiana) in 1873. Father Ferec, a secular priest attached to the Cathedral of N(ew) O(rleans), went with Fr. Duffo to Shreveport and took sick in the midst of his labors. Ferec recovered and returned here (New Orleans) but unfortunately he drowned the following summer (1874) in Lake Pontchartrain. The Howard Association has been doing noble work and so far, has made no discrimination because of race and color. The group has received more money through donations than it will need. Girardey has no idea how it will use the surplus, but believes that Catholic widows and orphans should receive their share also. The Peabody Subsistence Association, of which many of the members are Catholics, has also done a great deal. In the beginning the group honored the requisitions of Catholic societies for relief, but now it is principally managed by some sharp Presbyterians and the indigent Catholics receive but a small share of what is due to them. There are other Protestant and infidel associations but they will not consider the claims of the poor Catholics. If the Diocesan authorities had consented in time, if the Catholics could have been the first to organize the to aid the sufferers and could have collected in excess of $100,000., but this was not done, so the Catholics will get but little. After the epidemic there will be a great many widows, orphans, and convalescents to provide for but there will be little Christian charity for them unless we provide it. Girardey believes that charitable institutions will be overflowing in seven or eight weeks, with debts and expenses greatly increased, but with revenues diminished. Our Catholic Associations would do well to lay up funds to meet this emergency. Had all of the Catholic Charity of N. Y. Been sent to the Catholic Assoc(iations) in the suffering cities, it would have been easy to cope with the epidemic, but instead the fault lies with the ecclesiastical authorities here. For over 3 years Girardey has labored to maintain St. Alphonsus Orphan Asylum, which is the youngest Catholic Asylum in the city, and he asks McMaster to aid him in his work by using his influence. He begs that no publicity be given to himself, his letter, nor the orphanage, because of reasons which he cannot readily disclose. He asks if Alphonsus (McMaster Jr.) Has intentions of becoming a Redemptorist.

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1878 Sep. 17
Jenkins, Father T.(homas) J.: Hardinsburg, K(entuck)y.
 to F(athe)r. D.(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The kind attitude Hudson has shown to him has given Jenkins the courage to ask permission to publish in the Ave Maria a book review he intends to write commenting on the work of an author from his diocese with the condition that the article be in conformity with Hudson's opinion of the book.

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1878 Sep. 17
Skidmore, E. M.: San Mateo, Cal.(ifornia)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She encloses a poem for the Ave Maria and asks that its receipt be acknowledged.

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1878 Sep. 18
Turner, Lee: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She encloses a letter, written to her by a friend, pertaining to the publication of a book with the proceeds being contributed to charity. The letter is self-explanatory. While considering several possible places where the book might be published she thought of the Ave Maria. Hence she now asks Hudson for further advice on the subject.

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1878 Sep. 19

(Sacred Heart, Religious of the Grand Coteau, Louisiana)

Address to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché) on the occasion of his celebration of the Golden Jubilee of his ordination.

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1878 Sep. 20
Ffrench, N. J. O'Connell:
Miller P.(ost) O.(ffice), Cal.(ifornia)
 to (Father) D.(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He encloses the poem "Consolation in Sorrow" written by Mrs. Ffrench, the youngest daughter of Daniel O'Connell. If it is published in the Ave Maria she asks that the issue containing it be sent to the author.

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1878 Sept. 20
Masschelein, A(mand): Keshena, (Wisconsin)
 to Gennin, Father J. B.: Duluth, Minn.

He states in reply to Fr. Gennin's letter that he received no money from that Bureau nor from anyone else in Washington. They sent him two banners which the Indians cut to pieces and used in the procession. The Stations of the Cross they sent them were almost useless, as were most of the other things for which he had no need. He is on his fourth year at the Missions alone because no one helps him. He lives with the Indians for want of a more comfortable house. He asks that this letter be shown to no one and states that he is determined to stay as long as he is left there. (In the James Alphonsus McMaster Papers)

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1878 Sep. 22
Allen, Elizabeth W.: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks Hudson for promptly complying with her petition and further requests him to send her the names of anyone interested in joining the Confraternity of (the Holy Ghost) since she corresponds with Father Rawes. The Blessed Virgin and Our Lord have both given their approbation to the Confraternity by the appearing to a devout nun and encouraging the promotion of its work. She encloses a canticle glorifying the Holy Ghost intended for the Ave Maria which, if it is not published, she wants returned. It would greatly please her to have an occasional statement fostering devotion to the Holy Ghost appear in the Ave Maria.

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1878 Sep. 23
French, Samuel J.: Michigan City, Ind.(iana)
 to (Father) D.(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind.(iana)

Hudson's note acknowledging receipt of the (Christian) Eclectic had been received by French just at a time when he believing that the first copy had been lost was preparing to order another. He presumes that Hudson's statement styling one of the articles in the Eclectic as based upon a misunderstanding of the doctrines of the Catholic Church refers to "Legal Evidence of the Petrine Claims." Convinced that differences on this subject constitute the main source of friction between the Anglican and Catholic Faiths he along with many others would of necessity join the Catholic Church if its righteousness in this matter could be proved. Therefore, in the search for information, he will discuss the subject in its wider aspects during his next visit with Hudson. While conceding that Hudson and Catholics in general have cause for alarm he maintains that Protestants too are often misunderstood citing an article from the Ave Maria itself to prove his assertion. Many Protestant suspicions he believes are fostered by carelessness and laxities in Catholic circles. Somewhat ashamedly he apologizes for the manner in which he and his friends took advantage of Hudson's kindness during their last visit to Notre Dame. Not having received the copies of the Catholic World he asks whether they have been sent.

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1878 Sept. 24,
Genin, O.M.I., Father J.B.M.: Duluth, (Minnesota)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Genin upon returning from sick calls has received a letter from the mission priest at Keshena, Wisconsin in Green Bay Diocese, Father Amandus Maschelein and considering the matter important has written McMaster immediately. He calls attention to a notice in Fr. J.B. Brouillet's Annals of Jan(uary), (18)78, stating that the sum of $190.00 was being given in favor of the Keshena mission, or as Fr. Brouillet has spelled it, Kreshena. He encloses a letter from Fr. Marschelein (enclosure not present) which shows that the entire sum of $190.00 never reached the mission. Genin holds the (indian) Bureau responsible for the outrage. He gives McMaster permission to publish all of the letter of Fr. Marschelein except the parts he has marked. He says that the missionary at Baraga, Diocese of Marquette, Father (Gerhard) Terhost, is the only priest who really received what was said to be allowed him of $100.00 Conditions in the Diocese of Marquette are in such a condition that if the man elected to succeed B(isho)p (Ignatius) Mrak, is really appointed it will be greatly worse.

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1878 Sept. 24
Genin, Father J. B.: Duluth, Minn.
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Since he has many sick people, he cannot copy the documents sent him by Father (F. X.) Pfaller, but he sends the original to McMaster asking that they be returned as Father Pfaller expects them. He encloses copies of his letters of jurisdiction from Bishop (James) O'Connor of Omaha. He finds it hardly possible to explain the acts of Father H. Imoda and his helpers only that they were influenced by the traders who feared that he would become acquainted with their unjust dealings with the Indians. None of the Jesuit Fathers speak the Sioux language. The Indian Missions are in a deplorable condition and the Indians are in distress. Disorderly missioneries are being appointed, causing speculation in his mind. He asks McMaster's advice as to reporting this matter to Rome.

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1878 Sep. 25
Deschant, W. L.: Dayton, Ohio
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He congratulates Edwards on being elected President of the Thespians (Thespian Association). He hopes Edwards will wipe out that old belief that none but Prof. Lions (Joseph A. Lyons) could run the Society successfully. He sends a receipt for money which he deposited with Brother Edward (C.S.C.). As the newly elected officers were not recognized last year, there being no quorum, Deschant had no authority to give them the money.

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1878 Sep. 25
Kelley J(ames) R.: Sacket's Harbor, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Kelly is disappointed that Henry did not visit him after his sojourn in New York with Barstow, Turnbull and the rest. He suspects (L.L.) Livingston monopolized all of Henry's time and childes Henry for disappointing him, especially since he will probably more before Henry gets his vacation next fall. A postal card for Henry which Kelly believes came from (Fifine (Brownson) has been sent on to Detroit. Kelly has now two boys and two girls.

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1878 Sep. 27
Lambing, Father A.(ndrew) A.: Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania)
 to F(athe)r. (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

His work keeps him too occupied to allow him to write for the Ave Maria at present though he expects that changed conditions will permit him to fulfill his promise sometime next month. He inquires about the progress of his pamphlet "Mixed Marriages." His article "A Memorial Altar" destined to appear in the Catholic (World) next week in his opinion will be found very interesting and appropriate by Hudson.

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1878 Sep. 29
Russell, Matthew: Dublin, Ireland
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He received eight shillings and two pence from Edwards for a year's subscription to the Irish Monthly.

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1878 Sep. 30
English, John C. (Senior): Columbus, Ohio
 to (James F. Edwards): Notre Dame, Indiana

He received a letter from Johnny saying that he is joining the Boating Club and that he needs $5 for an initiation fee. English is opposed to Johnny spending money in a reckless manner and thinks the fee may be an excuse. However he is willing to pay for anything that might be of benefit to him.

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1878 Sep. 30
Ffrench, N. J. O'Connell:
Miller P.(ost) O.(ffice), Cal.(ifornia)
 to (Father) D.(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Enclosed is a poem for the Ave Maria. If it is acceptable he asks that one copy of the Ave Maria containing it be sent to Mrs. Ffrench in Ireland and one to himself. At the request of Mrs. Thos. Walsh she remits some stamps in payment for back numbers of the Ave Maria Hudson had sent to Mrs. Walsh. If the amount is not sufficient Mrs. Walsh will send the remaining portion upon notification. Two lines of the enclosed poem are rewritten in this letter.

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1878 Sep. 30
Mignot, Father H(yacinthe Claude): Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Mignot asked (Jules) de Boursetty and Father Leneuf to write Perché as soon as he received the dispatch which announced the death of Father (Joseph Marie) Millet. Two weeks ago Mignot wrote a long letter joining his tears with Perché's. Today he writes to say that he has a strong desire to return to New Orleans. Condemned to momentary exile he wishes to do something. He has addressed to the Catholic Press an appeal for the French victims of the yellow fever. (P.S.) He is going to settle the affairs of the diocese with Boursetty and see all the bankers.

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