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192 JOURNAL OF THE [June 9, 1864.

Ordered^ That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives
thereof.

On motion by Mr. Hill, to reconsider the vote on recommitting^ the
bill (H. R. 107) to amend the tax laws to the Committee on Finance,
with instructions to report a bill with the following- provisions:

First. To so modify existing laws in regard to the tax on banking, railroad, canal,
and other joint stock companies that the assets and property of every kind of said
institutions, less deposits of banks, shall be taxed, and also the value of the franchise
of the bank, at the same rate and in the same way as if said assets and other property
belonged to an individual.

Second. That Treasury notes of the old issue of the denomination of five dollars,
and which may remain outstanding on the first of .January next, shall be taxed on
that day one hundred per cent.

It was determined in the affirmative, \ \t^^^ \

' \ Nays 10

On motion by Mr. Orr,

The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Baker, Barnwell, Graham, Hill, Hunter, Jemison, Johnson
of Georgia, Orr, Semmes, Walker, and Watson.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Hay nes, Henry, Johnson of Arkansas,
Mitchel, Oldham, Simms, Sparrow, and Wigfall.

So the vote on rcconunitting the bill was reconsidered.

The question then recurred on the motion submitted by Mr. Spar-
row, to recommit the bill to the Committee on Finance with certain
instructions;

And being put.

It was determined in the negative, \ \^^^ ^ ^

^ ' I -Nays. 12

On motion by Mr. Orr,

The yeas and nays })eing desired l)y one-fifth of the Senators present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Haynes, Henry, Mitchel, Oldham, Simms,
Sparrow, and Wigfall.

Those who voted in the neg-ative are,

Messrs. Baker, Barnwell, Graham, Hill, Hunter. Jemison, Johnson
of Georgia, Johnson of Arkansas, Orr, Senuucs, Walker, and Watson.

So the Senate refused to reconunit the }»ill.

No further amendment being: made, the l)ill was reported to the Sen-
ate and the amendments were concurr(Ml in.

Ordered^ That the amendments b(> engro.ssed and the bill read a third
time.

The said bill as amended was read the third time.

On the (juestion.

Shall the bill now pass?

It was determined in the affirm;!! ive, ! }/^^'^ ^^

I Nays . . <>

On motion by Mr. Orr,

The yeas and nays })eiiig desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Baker, Barnwell. Brown, (iraham. Hill. Hunter. Jemison,

Johnson of Georgia, On-, Sejumes, Simms, \\'alker, and Watson.

Those who voted in the neg-ative are.



June 9, 1861.] SENATE. 193

Messrs. Burnett, Haynes, Henry, Johnson of Arkansas, Johnson of
Missouri, Mitchel, Oldham, Sparrow, and Wig-fall.

So it was

Resolved^ That the bill pass with amendments.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives in the amendments.

Mr. Haynes presented the memorial of J. S. Dawson, late colonel
of the Forty-sixth Tennessee Regiment, praying that he may be restored
to his rank, pay, and command; which was referred to the Committee
on Military Atiairs.

On motion by Mr. Johnson of Arkansas,

The Senate resolved into executive session.

The doors having been opened,

Mr. Barnwell, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred
the bill (H. R. 152) to amend the first section of an act entitled "An
act to org-anizethe clerical force of the Treasury Department," approved
February 13, 1862, reported it with the recommendation that it ought
not to pass.

Mr. Barnwell, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred
the bill (H. R. 153) to amend an act entitled "An act for the relief of
taxpayers in certain cases," approved February 13, 1861, reported it
with an amendment.

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the consid-
eration of the said bill; and the reported amendment having been
agreed to, the bill was reported to the Senate and the amendment was
concurred in.

Ordered, That the amendment be engrossed and the bill read a third
time.

The said bill as amended was read the third time.

Resolved, That it pass with an amendment.

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives in the amendment.

Mr. Barnwell, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred
the bill (H. R. 150) concerning the salary of the Treasurer, reported
it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded, as-in Committee of the Whole, to the consid-
eration of the said bill; and no amendment being, proposed, it was
reported to the Senate,

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The said bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That it pass.

Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives
thereof.

Mr. Barnwell, from the Committee on Finance, reported

A bill (S. 71) to increase the salary of the Commissioner of Indian
Affairs;

which was read the first and second times and considered as in Com-
mittee of the Whole; and no amendment being proposed, it was reported
to the Senate.

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time.

The said bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That it pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

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194 JOURNAL OF THE [June 9, 1864.

Ordered^ That the Secretaiy request tlie concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.

Mr. Mitchel (by leave) introduced

A bill (S. 76) to authorize the appointment of additional officers of
artiller}^ for ordnance duties;

which was read the first and second times and considered as in Com-
mittee of the Whole; and no amendment being proposed, it was
reported to the Senate.

Ordered^ That it be engrossed and read a third time.

The said bill was read the third time.

Resolved. That it pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

Ordered^ That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.

On motion b}- Mr. Barnwell,

Ordered, That the Conuuittee on Finance be discharged from the
further consideration of the bill (S. 74) to increase the salary of the
Conmiissioner of Indian Afl'airs.

Mr. Sparrow, from the Committee on ]\Iilitar3' Affairs, to whom was
referred the l)ill (H. R. 112) to amend an act to organize forces to
serve during the war, approved 17th Februar}-, 1S64, re^wrted it
without amendment.

• The Senate proc(H*ded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the consid-
eration of the said bill; and having been amended on the motion of
Mr. Walker, the bill Mas reported to the Senate and the amendment
w^as concurred in.

Ordered, That the amendment be engrossed and the bill read a third
time.

The said bill as amended was read the third time.

Renolecd, That it pass with an amendment.

Ordered^ That the Secretary recpiest the concurrence of the House of
Representatives in the amendment.

Mr. Sparrow, from the Conuuittee on Militar}' Affairs, to whom was
referred the joint resolution (II. R. 18) to allow sick and wounded
officers of the Army trans})ortation to their homes, and hospital accom-
modations, reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded, as in C'onunittee of the AVhole, to the consid-
cT'ation of th(» said resolution; and no amendment being proposed, it
was reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The said resolution w as nnid the third time.

Refiolved, That it })ass.

Ordered^ That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives
thereof.

The hour of half past 3 o'clock having arrived,

The Senate took a recess until 8 o'clock p. m.

8 o'clock r. M.

The Senate resumed, as in Connnittee of the Whole, the considera-
tion of the bill (11. R. 148) to raise money to increase the pay of
soldiers.

On motion by Mr. Johnson of Arkansas, that the bill be recom-
mitted to the Conuuittee on Finance with instructions to report a bill
repealing all parts of everj^ act passed at this session whereby an}-



June9, 1S64.] SENATE. 195

increase of salary or compensation shall have been made, with a view
to restore our current expenditures to the rates and the terms at which
they stood at the termination of the tirst Congress of the Confederate
States of America,

It was determined in the negative, \ ^ ^^ . - ,

On motion by Mr. Johnson of Arkansas,

The yeas and nays being desired by one-lif th of the Senators present,

Tliose who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Hunter, Johnson of Arkansas, and Orr.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Barnwell, Burnett, Graham, Haynes, Henry, Hill, Jemi-
son, Johnson of Georgia, Semmes, Sparrow, AValker, Watson, and
Wigfall.

So the Senate refused to recommit the bill.

No amendment being proposed, the bill was reported to the Senate.

On the question,

Shall the bill be read a third time?

It was determined in the affirmative, \ ^j ^

' ( jNa3^s b

On motion by Mr. Johnson of Arkansas,

The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present.

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Baker, Barnwell, Burnett, Haynes, Henry, Hill, Jemison,
Johnson of Georgia, Johnson of Missouri, Oldham, Semmes, Spari'ow,
Walker, and Wigfall.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Brown, Graham, Hunter, Johnson of Arkansas, Orr, and
Watson.

So it was

Ordered, That the bill pass to a third reading.

The said bill was read the third time.

On the question.

Shall the bill now pass?

( Yeas - 1-i

It was determined in the affirmative, < ^ ^ , n

On motion by Mr. Johnson of Arkansas,

The yeas and na3's being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Baker, Barnwell, Burnett, Hajmes, Henry, Hill, Jemison,
Johnson of Georgia, Johnson of Missouri, Oldham, Semmes, Sparrow,
Walker, and Wigfall.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Brown, Graham, Hunter, Johnson of Arkansas, Orr, and
Watson.

So it was

Resolved^ That this bill pass.

Ordered^ That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives
thereof.

Mr. Graham (by leave) introduced

A bill (S. 77) to amend an act entitled "An act to reduce the cur-
rencv and to authorize a new issue of notes and bonds,'' approved
February 17, 1864;
which was read the first and second times and considered as in Com-



196 JOURNAL OF THE [June 9, 1861.

mittee of the Whole; and no amendment beino- proposed, it was
reported to the Senate.

Ordered., That it be engrossed and read a third time.

The said l)ill was read the third time.

Resolved, That it pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

Ordered., That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.

Mr. Jemison (by leave) introduced

A l)ill (S. 7S) relating- to the issuing of certificates of indebtedness
by the Government of the Confederate States;

which was read the first and second times and considered as in Com-
mittee of the "Whole.

On motion Ijy Mr. Semmes, to amend the bill by inserting at the
end of the first section the following proviso:

Provided further, That such certificate of indebtedness may be issued for the whole
claim of the creditor, if he prefers the same to partial payment in Treasury notes,

It was determined in the affirmative.

On motion b}- Mr. Hill, to amend the bill by striking out ''due or,"'
.section 1, line 3,

It was determined in the affirmative.

On motion by Mr. Hill, to amend the bill by striking out "received,"
section 1, line 8, and inserting '' receivable in like manner as Treasury
notes,"

It was determined in the affirmative.

On motion by Mr. Barnwell, to amend the bill b}^ striking out the
second section, as follows:

Sec. 2. That the certificate of indebtedness authorized by the first section of this act
shall be receivable in like manner as Treasury notes for any bonds of the Confederate
States which may be sold by the Secretary of the Treasury or under his authority,

It was determined in the negative.

No further amendment being made, the bill was reported to the
Senate and the amendments were concurred in.

Ordered^ That the bill be engrossed and read a third time.
The said l>ill was read the third time.
On the question,
Shall the bill now pass?

It was determined in the affirmative, \ jt„ „„ 2

On motion b}' Mr. Oldham,

The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present.

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Barnwell, Burnett, Graham, Henry, Hill, Hunter, Jemison.
Johnson of Georgia, Johnson of Missouri, Mitchel, Orr, Semmes.
Sparrow, Walker, Watson, and Wigfall.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Haj^nes and Oldham.

So it was

Eesolved, That this ])il1 pass, and that the title thereof be as afore-
said.

( h'drrrd. That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.



June 9, 1864.] SENATE.



197



Mr. Graham submitted the following resolution; which was consid-
ered and agreed to:

Resolved, That the compensation of the Sergeant-at-Arnii^ and the Assistant Secre-
tary of the Senate shall be increased twelve and (ine-half per cent; that the com-
pensation of the Journal Clerk and the Engrossing Clerk shall l)e increased fifty per
cent; that the compensation of the Doorkeeper shall be increased thirty-three and
one-third per cent; and that the compensation of the Assistant Doorkeeper shall l)e
increased sixteen and two-thirds per cent; in each case for the period of one year,
and that the increase be paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate.

On motion by Mr. Hill,

The Senate resolved into secret legislative session.
The doors having been opened,
On motion by Mr. Walker,

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourn it })e to 10 o'clock a. m.
to-morrow.

On motion 1)y Mr. Walker,
The Senate adjourned.

SECRET SESSION.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dal ton:

Afr. President: The House of Representatives have passed the bill of the Senate
(S. 67) to organize a corps of scouts and guards to facilitate communication with the
Trans-Mississippi Department. i , .,,

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed two enrolled bills, I
am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

Mr. Walker, from the committee, reported that they had examined
and found truly enrolled bills of the following titles:

S. 67. An act to organize a corps of scouts and guards to facilitate
communication with the Trans-Mississippi Department; and

H. R. 133. An act making appropriations for the redemption of the
seven per cent foreign loan authorized by act of Congress approved
29th Januarv, 1863.

The President pro tempore having signed the enrolled bills last
reported to have l)een examined, they were delivered to the Secretary
of the Senate and by him forthwith presented to the President of the
Confederate States for his approv^al.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the A^'hole, the considera-
tion of the joint resolution (S. 10) in relation to the opening of nego-
tiations for peace between the Confederate States and the United
States; and

On motion bv Mr. Orr,

Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until
s o'clock p. m.

On motion b}^ Mr. Barnwell,

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.

Having again resolved into secret legislative session,

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the consid-
eration of the joint resolution (S. 13) declaring the dispositions, prin-
ciples, and purposes of the Confederate States in relation to the
existing war with the United States; and

On motion b}^ Mr. Walker,



198 JOURNAL OF THE [June 9, 1864.

Ordered^ That the further consideration of the resolution be post-
poned to and made the special order for to-morrow at 11 o'clock.
On motion by Mr. Semmes,
The Senate resolved into open legislative session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

The following messages were received from the President of the Con-
federate States, by Mr. B. N. Harrison, his Secretary :

Confederate States of America, Executive Department,

Richmond, June 7, 1S>>4.
To tlie Senate of Ihe Confederate States:

Agreeal>ly to the recommendation of the Secretarj' of War, I nominate tlie oflicers
on the accompanying list to the rank attixed to their names, respectively, being part
of the nominations made at the last session of the Senate for confirmation, and which
were postponed until after its adjournment.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. .'i7.] Confei)er.\te States of America, War Department,

Richmond, June 3, 1864-
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment in
the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America, being appointments for
which nominations were made at the last sesi?ion of the Senate and by it postponed:

artillery OFFICER.S, FOR ORDNANCE DUTY, UNDER ACTS APPROVED APRIL 21, 1862, AND

SEPTEMHER IG, 1862.

Majors.

P. B. Stananl, of Virginia, to take rank from June 18, 1863.
Henry Myers, of .\lahama, to take rank from June 18, 1863.
K. H. Smitli, of Virginia, to take rank from June 18, 1863.
J. T. Trezevant, of Mississippi, to take rank from June 18, 1863.
T. M. Bowyer, of N'irginia, to take rank from .June 18, 1863.
R. Mi'ton Cary, of Virginia, to take rank from June 18, 1863.

Captaina.

W. ('. Duxl)urv, of AlaVmma, to take rank from May 26, 1863.

W. I). Harden," of <ieorgia, to take rank from June 18, 1863. .

Thad<leus \. Smith, of Alabama, to take rank from June 18, 1863.

J. Wilcox P.rown, of Virginia, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

J. C. Little, of N'irginia, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

Charles (Jrattan, of Virginia, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

\V. Latham, of Louisiana, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

James Dinwitldie, of \irginia, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

James M. Bovd, of Virginia, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

C. C. Pinckney, of South Carolina, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

John M. Cregorv, of Virginia, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

Thomas W. Pierce, of North Carolina, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

James U. Clark, of Di.-^trict of Columbia, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

C. L. C. Minor, of Virginia, to take rank from ^lay 2, 1863.

Henry Seabrook, of South Carolina, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

I^onidas Points, of Virginia, to take rank from IVLiv 2, 1863. ^

W. N. McD(.nald, of Kentu«-ky, to take rank from Nlay 2, 1863.

George Little, of .\labama, to "take rank from May 2, 1863.

C. F. Vanderford, of Mis.souri, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

L. R. Evans, of Texas, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

W. H. Warren, of Tennessee, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

First lieutenants.

Ja.M. C. Calhoun, of South Carolina, to take rank from Mav 2, 1863.
.John F. Porteous, of South Carolina, to lake rank from May 2, 1863.
.lohn Forrest, of South Carolina, to take rank from May 2, 1863.



June 9, 1804.] SENATE. 199

R. E. Baker, of ^Mississippi, to take rank from ^lay 2, 1863.
H. S. Ctniiiinj,'liHin, of CTeorgia, to take rank from JNIay -J, 1S<j3.
James N. Bricktll, of l.ouisiana, to take rank from ]\lay 2, ]8()3.
James H. (ieorge, of Alabama, to take rank from May 2, 18G3.

E. ('. Robl)ins, of Missouri, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
M. C. Burke, of Alabama, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
W. A. Parker, of Alabama, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
R. V. Booth, of Mississippi, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
S. H. Coleman, of Tennessee, to take rank from IVIay 2, 1863.
George H. King, of Georgia, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
J. W. Stewart, of Tennessee, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
James E. AVebl>, of Alabama, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
Horace E. Ross, of Tennessee, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
Bradford Nichol, of Tennessee, to t:ike rank from May 2, 1863.
W. Thurmond, of Mississippi, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

Second lieutenants.

B. L. Braselman, of Louisiana, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
H. H. Stevens, of Louisiana, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

C. N. Featherston, of Georgia, to take rank from ]May 2, 1863.
R. Crawford, of Alabama, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

C. G. Ramsay, of Alabama, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
Thomas i\L Deane, of Louisiana, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
H. L. Bedford, of Tennessee, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
O. F. Bledsoe, of Mississippi, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
L. \V. Broocks, of Texas, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
C. Compton, of Georgia, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
W. C. X'^lson, of Mississippi, to tiike rank from May 2, 1863.
L. W. Mr(Truder, of :ilissis.^ippi, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
W. C. Douglass, of Florida, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
M. S. Cockrill, of Tennessee, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
Tliomas M. Jones, of Tennessee, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

F. M. Colston, of , to take rank from May 2, 1863.

And. C. Trippe, of Maryland, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

I am, sir, respectfully, vour obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDOX,

Secretar]! of ]Vii .
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

Premlent, etc.

CoXFEDER.\TE STATES OF AMERICA, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, June 8, ISO//.
To the Senate of the Covfederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate the officers
on the accompanying list to the rank affixed to their names, respectively.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

•No. 44.] Confederate States of America, War Department,

Rich)no)id, .Tune 6, 1804.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

Colonels.

George Flournov, of Texas, to be colonel Sixteenth Texas Regiment (formed by
authority of Brigadier-General Hubert, and approved by the Secretary of War), to
rank from April 25, 1862.

D. Howard Smith, of Kentucky, to he colonel Fifth Kentucky Cavalry Regiment
(formed by authority of Gen. E. K. Smith, and approved by the Secretary of AA'ar),
to rank from September 2, 1862.

B. H. Rutledge, of South Carolina, to be colonel Fourth South Carolina Cavalry
Regiment, to rank from December 16, 1862.

J. B. Biffie, of Tennessee, to be colonel Nineteenth Tennessee Cavalry Regiment
(formed of independent companies), to rank from Octolier 3, 1862.

J. G. Coltart, of Alabama, to l)e ci>loni4 Fiftieth Alal)ama Regiment jfurmed of
independent companies and the Seventh Alabama Regiment. Company C was origi-



200 JOURNAL OF THE [June 9, 1864.

nally assigned by General Bragg, Imt being contested the commission issues for the
first time), to rank from April 15, 1862.

G. N. Folk, of North Carolina, to be colonel Sixty-fifth North Carolina Regiment
(formed by the consolidation of the Seventh and Fifth North Carolina battalions), to
rank from August 3, 1863.

C. A. Sugg, of Tennessee, to be colonel Fiftieth Tennessee Regiment (formed by
consolidation of the old Fiftieth Tennessee Regiment and First Tennessee Battalion),
to rank from February 24, 1864.

Lieutenant-colonels.

Arthur Hood, of Georgia, to be lieutenant-colonel Twenty-ninth Georgia Cavalry
Battalion (battalion increased to over six companies) , to rank from December 10, 186.;.

W. H. Redwood, of Texas, to be lieutenant-colonel Sixteenth Texas Regiment
(see explanation under nomination of Colonel Flournoy), to rank from September 1,
1863.

William Stokes, of South Carolina, to be lieutenant-colonel Fourth South iCaro Una
Cavalry Regiment, to rank from December 16, 1862.

Alf. H. Baird, of North Carolina, to be lieutenant-colonel Sixty-fiftli North Caro-
lina Regiment (see explanation under nomination of Colonel Folk), to rank from
August 3, 1863.

L. H. Hill, of Alabama, to be lieutenant-colonel Sixtj'-fii-st Alabama Regiment.
(Nine companies were organized at the date this officer (as well as the major) takes his
rank, under the style of the Sixty-first Alabama Regiment; one company was added
April 11, 1864, which made it a complete regiment, the colonel's commission dating
from that time), to rank from May 2, 1863.

S. H. Colms, of Tennessee, to be lieutenant-colonel Fiftieth Tennessee Regiment
(see explanation under iKjuiinatioii of Colonel Sugg), to rank from February 24, 1864.

Majors.

C. 11. Camfield, of (ieorgia, to be major Twenty-ninth Georgia Cavalry Battalion
(see exjjlanation under Lieutenant-Colonel Hood's nomination), to rank from Decem-
ber 10, 1863.

X. B. Saunders, of Texas, to be major Sixteenth Texas Cavalry Regiment (see
explanation under Colonel Fiournoy's nomination), to rank from September 1, 1863.
W. P. Emanuel, of South Carolina, to be major Fourth South Carolina Cavalry



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