Joseph Robidoux v. Jeremiah Conner
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County of St LouisCircuit Court
Circuit CourtCircuit Court

Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux by R. WashR Wash
his Attorney complains of JeremiahJeremiah Conner of
a plea of trespass on the case, for that the said
JeremiahJeremiah on the first day of April eighteen hundred and seventeen at the County aforesaid, was indebted to the said JosephJoseph in the sum
of five hundred dollars, as will for carrying
and transporting on board of a certain keel
boat belonging to the said JosephJoseph divers goods
wares and merchandise of the said JeremiahJeremiah
from the town of St LouisSt Louis to wit at the County
aforesaid to a certain place called Fort Osage
on the MissouriMissouri river to wit at the County
aforesaid at the special instance and request
of the said JeremiahJeremiah ; and also, for carrying and
transporting as aforesaid a certain Clerk in the
employ & doing the business of the said JeremiahJeremiah at
his like special instance & request, from the town
of St LouisSt Louis aforesaid to Fort Osage aforesaid:-
And being so indebted the said JeremiahJeremiah in
consideration thereof, afterwards to wit, the day
and year aforesaid at the County aforesaid upon
himself did assume and unto the said JosephJoseph , then
and there faithfully promised that he the said

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JeremiahJeremiah the said sum of five hundred dollars
would will & truly pay unto the said JosephJoseph when-
-ever he should be thereunto afterwards required;

And for that the said JosephJoseph on or
about the first day of the month of November
eighteen hundred & sixteen at the town of St. LouisSt Louis
at the County aforesaid took & received on board
a certain keel boat belonging to him the said
JosephJoseph divers goods, wares & merchandize of the
said JeremiahJeremiah contained in divers hands
boxes & keggs, weighing in all a great weight
to writ, the weight of twenty thousand which he
the said JosephJoseph agreed to & with the
to carry & Transport for the said JeremiahJeremiah to a
certain place called Fort Osage on the MissouriMissouri
river to wit at the County aforesaid: for which
the said JeremiahJeremiah undertook & promised to pay
him the said JosephJoseph at the rate of two dollars
& seventy five cents per hundred weight as the
price of the freight of the aforesaid goods wares
;- And the said JosephJoseph
that he did long since carry & Transport the goods
wares & merchandize aforesaid to Fort Osage
aforesaid; whereby the said Jerimah became
bound & unable to pay the said JosephJoseph the further
sum of five hundred & fifty dollars the amount
of the fright of the aforesaid goods wares & merchan-
dize, wherenever he the said JeremiahJeremiah should be

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thereunto afterwards requested; and being so liable
afterwards to wit, the day & year aforesaid at
the County aforesaid promised in consideration
thereof so to do.

And for that the said JeremiahJeremiah on the
day & year last aforesaid at the County afore=
=said, was indebted to the said JosephJoseph other
five hundred dollars as well for divers goods
wares & merchandise before that time sold
& delivered by the said JosephJoseph to the said
JeremiahJeremiah , and for divers sums of money before
that time advanced, paid, laid out & expanded by the
said JosephJoseph to & for the use of the said Jeromiah
dict & cooling provided & furnished
by the said JosephJoseph for & to the clerk of the
JeremiahJeremiah all at the like special instance and
request of the said JeremiahJeremiah , and being so
indebted the said Jeromiah in consideration thereof.
afterwards to wit the day & year & at the county
aforesaid undertook & faithfully promised the
said JosephJoseph to pay him the sum of money last
aforesaid whereas he should be thereunto after-
=wards requested; Neverthless the said
JeremiahJeremiah his promises & assumptions aforesaid
not regarding, the sums of money aforesaid
nor either nor any part of either get hath not
paid, (although so to do the said JeremiahJeremiah hath
been often requested; to wit, the day & year

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aforesaid & on divers other days before the
times forth of the Plantiffs writ; but the same
to the said JosephJoseph to pay hitherto hath wholly
refused & dothstill reform to his damage seven
hundred dollars & the reform he bringssuit

R. WashR Wash Atty.
P. Q.=

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JeremiahJeremiah Conner the above named defendant is
hereby notified that he will be required to produce at
the trial of the above cause the receipt or Bill of
-lading given by the said JosephJoseph to the said JeremiahJeremiah
for & on account of the promises above complained
of.

JosephJoseph Robideaux RobidouxJoseph Robideaux
by his Atty
R. WashR Wash

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The deft.sayscomes and defends the &
when and says that he did notassume upon himself in mannerand form

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No: 2

St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
August term 1817.

Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux
vs
JeremiahJeremiah Conner
Narr.

This is an action of trespass
or the case. Let asummons
issue, to the Pltffs damage
$.700-

M.P.Low
J C C C J Louis

R. Wash
Atty P. Q.

Summons issued

filed April 25th 1817

M. P. LedueM P Ledue Clk

April 25
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Executed this unit in the Term and
County ofCounty of St Louis St. LouisCounty of St LouisMay 20th 1817
By Reading the Same to John
Conner the within named Defend
dant and informing him the
Contents of the Same

A. P. CarrCarr D Shff

for J. WJ W Thompson .ThompsonJ W Thompson Shff

Services, 80 A D in the case
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MissouriMissouri Territory
St Louis County

In the United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the Sheriff
of said County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Greeting

We commandyou to SummonJeremiahJeremiah Conner that he be and
appear before the Judge of ourCircuit CourtCircuit Court to be held at the
town of St. LouisSt Louis within and for the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis on
the first Monday of August next then there to answer
JosephJoseph Robideaux RobidouxJoseph Robideaux of a plea of trespass on the case to the damage
of the said JosephJoseph seven hundred dollars and haveyou then
there this writ.

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Witness M. P. LeducP Leduc Clerk of and Said Court
at the town of St LouisSt Louis this twenty fifth day of April in the year of Lord one thousa-nd eight hundred and seventeen and of our Independence the forty first.

M. P. Clerk

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Territory of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Ss

The United Sates
of AmericaAmerica to any
Judge on Justice of the peace of the County
of HowardHoward Greeting

We reposing Special trust and confidence
in your in dignity and in cause do
require and command, you that you cause to
come before you Such persons or that he named
to you by Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux , and there exami
ne upon their corporal oath to be by you
administrated, touching their knowledge of
any thing that may retake to certain
controversy now pending in and said Court,
betweenJoseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux plaintiff and
Jerimiah Conner defendant, on the post
of the Plaintiff, and having reduced
the deposition so taken by you as aforesaid
to writing, you (send the same) with this
commission under your hand and
Seal to this Court, with all
speed

Witness MaryMary Shilp

Ledue Clerk of our said

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Court at the Town of SaintSt Louis
LouisSt Louis this fourth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventeen
and of the American Inde
penduence the forty Second

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M. P. LedueM P Ledue Clerk By
A. P. McGirk D Clk

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JeremiahJeremiah Common
ads
Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux

In Vacation November 10th 1817

On motion of Mc work
attorney for the Plaintiff it is Rubd that
a to any Judge or Justice of
the plan of the County of HowardHoward to take
the depositions of witnesses on the part of the
Plaintiff

M. P. LedueM P Ledue Clk By
A. P. Clk

True Copy of Rule

M. P. LedueM P Ledue Clk By
A. P. Clk

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To JeremiahJeremiah Conner, the above named
Defendant - Sir. - Phase to take notice
that on saturday the 27th day of December
next between the hours of ten oclk in the
forenoon & four oclk in the afternoon of
that day, I will proceed to take the depositions
of witnesses at the clerks office in the
County of HowardHoward before some compotant
authority; to be read in roidence on the
trial of the above suit.

St LouisSt LouisDecr. 2nd 1817

Your obdt.

Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux
by
R. WashR Wash his

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J Conner
ads
J [ Robedouse ]
Dedimus

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Territory Of MissouriMissouri, County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the Sheriff of said county Greeting:

You are hereby commanded to summon MichelMichel Morin MorinMichel Morin
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay he be and appear in proper
person before the judge of our circuit court on the twelfth day of February
at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, then there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of
controversy now pending in our said court, wherein JosephJoseph [ Robidouse ]
is plaintiff and JeremiahJeremiah Connor ConnorJeremiah Connor defendant, on the
part of the plaintiff and have you then there this writ.

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Witness MaryMary P. LeducP Leduc , Clerk of our said circuit court, at the town of
St. LouisSt Louis, this third day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen and of the Inde-
pendence of the United StatesUnited States, the forty second

M. P. LeducP Leduc Clerk of St. LSt Louis. C. C. by
McGirkMcGirk DClerk

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St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
February Term 1818.

Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux
vs
JeremiahJeremiah Conner

for MichelMichel Morin MorinMichel Morin

St Louis County Febry 12th 1817.

WashWash atty for Ptff
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Not found

50

Sf
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The Testimony of NathanielNathaniel Hitchison taken between
the hours of ten of the Clock in the forenoon & four of
the Clock in the afternoon of the 27th day of December in the year Eighteen hundred & seventeen before me the undesign
Justice of the peace of HowardHoward County MissouriMissouri Territory
the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Said
County & Territory [ afforesaid ] in pursuance of the annexed
notice and in obedience to the anexed Dedimus

the Deponent being of Lawfull age SayethSayeth

Question by GeorgeGeorge Tampkinsfor plaintiff

Tell what you no in this case

And, JeremiahJeremiah Connor ConnorJeremiah Connor Wrote to me to going to Cooper
Fort to as just his Clerk in packing up his goods
Question by same what goods were these
I do not understand the question

Question by the same Tell if you can what weight of
goods Comes there at that time and where they were
brought from to that place and who brought them and
in what manner

And as to the weight of goods JeanJean only say I believe there
were four [ Naggou ]loads but think they were small loads
these werehauled from fort Cooper and put in RobidouxRobideaux
boat to be taken to fort Osage I understood from Mr
Conner that these goods were [ shiped ] at St LouisSt Louis for Fort
Osage an boardRobidouxRobideaux boat

Question by same Tell if you no she cause of their dropping
at Fort Cooper & Who was the Clerk for Mr Conner

Ans I Learned from various sources & I think from Mr
Conner that the cause of their mapping at Fort Cooper
was their not being able to the never in consequence
of the Lee and PatrickPatrick Crowly was then his Clerks

NathanielNathaniel Hutchison

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to and The deposition written on the other side
the paper was Sworn to and subscribed by the said Hutchison before me
the undersigned Justices of the peace on the day and
year within mentioned in pursuance of the anexed
Dedimus Given under my hand & seal this day &
date within mentioned and in pursuance of the anexed

GeorgeGeorge Burckhartt J. P. H. C

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Dedimus I send it and this Deposition enclosed under my
hand and seal to the Clerk of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St
Louis County MissouriMissouri Territoy.

In testimony

whereof I the said justice of the peace have here-
unto set my hand & the day & year aforesaid

Georg D. Burckhaith

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Justice of the peace of HowardHoward County
and MissouriMissouri Territory To Writing two hundred & eighty seven words $028
6 1/4Swearing Deponent
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filed January 6th 1818

M. P. LedueM P Ledue Clk by
A. P. Mc. Girk
DClrk

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To the Clerk of the CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court St Louis County

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of NathanielNathaniel Hutchinson taken between
the the hours of ten in the forenoon

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Territory Of MissouriMissouri, County Of St. LouisSt Louis, sct.

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the Sheriff of said county
Greeting:

You are hereby commanded to summon JosephJoseph Navales and
ManuelManuel Renna
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay they be and appear in proper
person before the judge of our circuit court on the 16th day of Febry. 1818
at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, then there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of
controversy now pending in our said court, wherein JosephJoseph Robideaux RobidouxJoseph Robideaux
is plaintiff and Jeremiah ConnorJeremiah Connor defendant, on the
part of the Plaintiff and have you then there this writ.

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Witness MaryMary P. LeducP Leduc , Clerk of our said circuit court, at the town of
St. LouisSt Louis, this 16th day of Febry in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen and of the Inde-
pendence of the United StatesUnited States, the forty second.

M. P. LeducP Leduc Clerk of St. LSt Louis. C. C. by McGirkMcGirk DClk

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J.Robidoux
vs
JConner
supd

July Term 1818

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Territory of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

In the United StatesUnited States
of AmericaAmerica to any Judge
on Justice of the peace of the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Greeting

We reposing Special trust and
- in your in tightly and
, do you
you that you cause to come before you
such persons as that he named to said by JosephJoseph Robideaux
RobidouxJoseph Robideaux and there examined upon
their coporal oath to be by you adminis-
-teredtouching their knowledge of anything
that may retake to a certain suit now
pending in our Circuit CourtCircuit Court wherein
Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux is plaintiffs and Jeremi
-ah ConnorConnor is defendant, on the
part of the plaintiff, and having
-nd the deposition to taken by you as
aforesaid to writing you land the
same under your hand and seal
to this office with this

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Witness M P LeducP Leduc Clerk of our
said Court at St LouisSt Louis this
third March 1818

M. P. LeducP Leduc Clk by
A.. MM Girk GirkM Girk DClk

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JosephJoseph Robudouse
vs
Jeremiah ConnorJeremiah Connor

In execution March 3rd 1818
on motion of MrWashWash
attorney for the Plaintiffs it
is that a dedimus to any Judge
on Justice of the peace of the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
to take the depositions of witness on the part
of the plaintiff

M. PP Leduc . LeducP Leduc Clerk by
A. S. McGrik DClk

True copy of above

M. PP Leduc . LeducP Leduc clk by
A. McGrik DClk

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Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux
vs
JeremiahJeremiah Connor ConnorJeremiah Connor
dedimus

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Joseph RobedouxJoseph Robideaux
vs
JeremiahJeremiah Conner

In Mention March 3rd 1818.

To the above named
plan to take mother that I will on Tuesday the 10th;
Justbetween the hours of 10 oclk in the forenoon & four
oclk in the afternoon of that day, at the office of J. V.
GaminEsqr. in the town of St. LouisSt Louis, proceed to take
the depositions of witnesses to be [ mad ] in evidence on the
trial of the above named cause.

J P h.RobidouxRobideaux by his
Atty B. Wash

delivered a copy of the above 4th; March 1818

B Wash

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Territory of MissouriMissouri, County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the Sheriff of said county,
Greeting.:

You are hereby commanded to summon JosephJoseph Navales and
ManuelManuel Benna Michela
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay they - be and appear in proper
person before the judge of our circuit court on the tenth - day of June
at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, then there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of
controversy now pending in our said court, wherein Joseph RobedouxJoseph Robideaux
is plaintiff and JeremiahJeremiah Connor ConnorJeremiah Connor - defendant, on the
part of the plaintiff and have you then there this writ.

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Witness MaryMary P. LeducP Leduc , Clerk of our said circuit court, at the town of
St. LouisSt Louis, this twenty first day of March - in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen and of the
Independence of the United StatesUnited States, the forty second

M. P LeducP Leduc Clerk of St. LSt Louis. C. C. by
. S. McGrik DClk

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Executed on Michel MorinMichel Morin and
Manual Renna JosephJoseph Navales not found

J. W. Thompson
DShff

Service 66 non Est 50 $ 1.10
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St LouisSt Louis Circuit Ct
June Term 1818

JosephJoseph Robidouse
vs
JeremiahJeremiah Cannor
Subpea

June 10th 1818

for

Michel Morin
Joseph Maods &
ManuelManuel Renna

St Louis County Work attorney for Plff
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The Hble Circuit CourtCircuit Court
St Louis County

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Filed this 9th June 1818

A GambleArchibald Gamble

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RobidouxRobideaux
vs
ConnorConnor

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Deposition Taken by notice of a Dedimus and rule, out of the office
of the desk of the circuit court of the county of St LouisSt Louis at the office of
JosephJoseph V VJoseph V Pamier in the Town of St LouisSt Louis, on Tuesday the tenth day
of March in the Year eighteen hundred and eighteen between the
hours often in the forenoon and four in the afternoon of the Same
day, and to be read in evidence on the trial of a certain suit now
leading in the circuit court aforesaid Between Joseph RobedouxJoseph Robideaux
Plaintiff and Jeremiah ConnorJeremiah Connor defendant.

MichaelMichael Eley being of lawful age and duly Sworn on the holy
of almighty god doth depose and say that on the fourteenth day of March in the year eighteen hundred and Seventeen, he the deponant being then
at Fort Osage on the river MissouriMissouri, Certain articles of merchandizes were
delivered to him by a MrRobidouxRobideaux , as the property of Jeremiah ConnorJeremiah Connor
that being than much engaged himself, he requested order dowry to receive
them- that the said articles of merchandizes counciled, in twelve
Barrels of whiskey, two of which did not appear to be more than
half full, two large Barg of Merchandizes he suppose weighing about two hundred
pound each, 1 Box of soap, 1 Box of candles, 1 Box of chocolate
1 Barrel of salt, 2 Barrels of coffee weighing 35lb Cost- 3 Barrels
of sugar 659 gross 4 Kegs of powder - 118th gross - 1 Keg pepper
31 gross- which said articles he the deponent caused to be
stored up in a won in of the fort that in Examining the
Whiskey, with the said RobidouxRobideaux , one of the Barrels (No. 3)appears
to be deficient as he supposed, about twenty four gallons, the said
RobidouxRobideaux acknowledged to him that he had made use of the
Same- that the Barrel of Salt might contain about five barrels and weighed
gross two hundred and seventy pounds weight_ The deponent further
saith that he was at Fort cooper when the goods were opened and re-
collect some of the same being offered for sale

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Question by Defendant - Do You recollect when I arrived at Fort Ssage?

Answer - You arived about the eighteenth day of November of the Year 1816 - I Know that You made a payment of the troops amounting
to Several Thousand dollars - That some hands four in number were sent
down to meet the Boat in which defendants goods were coming with
that they came down a certain distance and were obliged to return
being prevented going by notice from going down any further that
a half indian had been sent down a few days previous to the four
men going down that his home having sum away from him
he was obliged to return. That the Fort was at the time destitute
of goods, the men had money and were made in want of goods and
deponent supposes and believes that the said owner would have sold
the greater part of his said goods to advantage had they reached the fort in due time.

Question by Same - Do You recollect how many days before Christmas I left
fort osage?_

Answer - I suppose between five and ten days.

Question by Same - Did You understand that the payment of the troops
had been [ post poned ] in expectation of the goods and how long_

Answer - I understood that the payment was put off in "apprecia-
=tion of the goods, the time, I do not recollect, but believe from three
to six days_ that the two express above alluded to had been [ seat ]down
to accelerate the arrival of the goods and further saith not

Sworn to & Subscribed the
day of Year & between the
hours first above mentioned before me

J. C. Garner JP

MichaelMichael Ely ElyMichael Ely

Fees Justice - $ 2 Sub - 00.50writingdeposition 75 & oath 31 1/2 $ 1.50 1/2
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Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux
vs
[ Jerremiah ] Conner

To my attendance as a witness
in the cause since the 10th; instance being
6 days at 0.50 per day ----- $ 3.00

Sworn to in open Court by Michel MorinMichel Morin this
sixteenth of June 1818

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk, C. C.

St Louis County
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3

96

4

384

2

$768

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