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was a soldier in the revolution, in Captain
Jeremiah Hill's company. Colonel James
Scammon's regiment, enlisted May 3, 1775;
Captain Benjamin Hooper's company, 1776;
marched January 25, stationed at Falmouth ;
Captain Ebenezer Smith's company. Lieuten-
ant Colonel Calvin Smith's regiment, 1781-2.
He was an early settler of Waterborough,
Maine, where Nathaniel, his brother, also set-
tled. Nathaniel served in Captain John Rice's
company in 1775; was also sergeant in Cap-
tain Roger Libby's company in 1779, after-
ward becoming captain of a company in
the state militia. John Carll built the first
house at Carll's Corner, and cleared the first

land there. He died September 20, 1833,
aged seventy-four years, and was buried in
the old yard at Buxton Lower Corner, in the
same lot with his son Thomas and family.
He married Mary Morrill, born 1759, died
in Painesville, Ohio, December 14, 1841.
Children: i. Stephen, born November 4,
1781 ; married Mrs. Blaisdell, a widow. 2.
Simeon, born March 22. 1783; married Bet-
sey Swett, and lived at Plymouth, Maine. 3.
Thomas, born November 19, 1784; married
(first) September 18, 181 1, Jane Remick;
(second) Susan Felch, of Parsonsfield, No-
vember 20, 1830; he died October 17, 1865;
a prominent citizen of Hollis, Maine, near
Salmon Falls ; was representative in state
legislature, 1837-38, and county commissioner
1841. 4. Betsey, born February 25, 1786;
married Ephraim Haniilton. 5. Peter, born
September .22, 1 787 ■^.. married, January 8,
1812, Abigail Hamilton; lie was a hotel
keeper at Carll's Corner : removed to Mill-
town, thence to St. Stephen's Upper Mills,.
New Brunswick, and finally to Princeton,
Maine. 6. Abigail, born April 29, 1789; mar-
ried John Hamilton, of Waterboro. 7. Mary,
born January 9, 1791 ; married Samuel Heald,
of Troy, Maine. 8. Peace, born November
15, 1792; married Hezekiah Cook. 9. Pa-
tience, born April 27, 1794: married James
Mills, of Norridgewock, Maine. 10. Sarah,^
born .\ugust 4, 1796; married Benjamin R.
Hamilton, of Waterboro (see Hamilton). 11.
Rhoda, born February 16, 1798; married
Aaron Scribner ; removed to Painesville, Ohio.

This is one of the
WHEELWRIGHT English surnames

taken from occupa-
tions. The family was known especially in
Lincolnshire, though scattered in other coun-
ties. A Walter Wheelwright is found on the
Hundred Rolls, and Alain Quelewrighte on
the Wills and Inventories. In this country
the orthography of the name has not been
much varied.

(I) Rev. John Wheelwright, emigrant an-
cestor, was son of Robert, of Saleby, a well-
to-do Lincolnshire yeoman, and his wife Kath-
erine, and was born in 1594. He was styled
-"a gentleman of learning, piety and zeal"
when he landed in Boston, Massachusetts,
May 26, 1636. He was a graduate of Sydney-
Sussex College, Cambridge, and took his de-
grees 1614 and 1618. He was contemporary
with Oliver Cromwell, and Cotton Mather
wrote as to college athletics that "when
Wheelwright was a young spark at the Uni-



versity he was noted for more than an or-
dinary stroke at wrestling," and that "on one
occasion, when Cromwell had been describing
Wheelwright to gentlemen about him, he
added that he remembered the time when he
had been more afraid of meeting him at foot-
ball than of meeting an army since in the
field." Rev. John married, at Bilsby, county
Lincolnshire, England, November 8, 1621,
Marie, daughter of Rev. Thomas Storer, who
died in England, 1630. Her husband had
been presented with the vicarage at Bilsby
Hamlet, adjoining Alford, and retained it
from 1621 to 1631. He married (second)
about 1631, Mary, daughter of Edward and
Susanna Hutchinson, of Alford, county Lin-
coln, sister of the noted Ann Hutchinson.
They were admitted to the church at Boston
soon after their arrival on June 12, 1636.
They were accompanied to England by her
mother, Susanna (Hutchinson), and his
brother-in-law, Augustine Storer, brother of
his first wife. Rev. John was well received
and became pastor of the Wolaston church.
His zeal brought him into prominent notice
and soon caused turbulent outbreaks now a
matter of well-known history, as well as his
sentence of banishment which followed. He
had purchased land of Indians in 1638, and
started the settlement of Exeter, where he re-
mained three years, being under sentence of
banishment, but Exeter being still under the
jurisdiction of Massachusetts, he removed with
his family to Wells, Maine. His sentence was
revoked by the general court in 1644, and
he was restored to the freedom of the colony.
He became the colleague of Rev. M. Dalton,
of Hampton, New Hampshire, 1647-58, then
was called to England for a time, and on his
return settled as pastor of the church at Salis-
bury, Massachusetts. He died November 15,
1679, aged eighty-five years. His will, May
25, 1675, proved November 26, 1679, be-
queathed to his son and grandchildren lands
in England. Children of Rev. John and Marie
Wheelwright, from Bilsby parish record :
William, buried May 19, 1627; Catherine,
baptized November 4, 1630, married (second)
Ed Naylor. Children of second marriage :
Mary, baptized May 19, 1632, buried July 28
following; Elizabeth, baptized June 9, 1633,
married George Parsons; (the last from rec-
ords of Laceby Parish, where they resided
before sailing for England). From Boston
records : Mary, baptized June 25, 1637, mar-
ried Edward Lloyd and (second) Edward
Naylor; John, bora and died in England
(published book in vindication of his father) ;

Thomas, of Wells, Maine, freeman, select-
man, commissioner; Samuel, of Wells, mar-
ried Esther Ilouchins ; Rebecca, married Sam-
uel Maverick Jr., and (second) \Villiam Brad-
bury ; Hannah, married Anthony Checkley,
who was afterward altorncy-general of Mas-
sachusetts ; Sarah, married Richard Crisp, and
had daughter Sarah, married (second) John
Leverett, president of Harvard College; Su-
sanna, married Edward Rishworth.

(II) Samuel, second son of Rev. John and
Mary (Hutchinson) Wheelwright, was born
in England, in 1635. He married Esther,
daughter of Jeremy Houchins, of Dorchester.
When twenty-one years of age he received
from his father two hundred acres of land
at Wells, Maine, and removed there. He was
prominent in politics, and active in the de-
fence of the town during King Philip's war.
He died at Wells, May 15, 1670. Children
of Samuel and Esther : John, born 1664, re-
sided at Wells. Maine; Joseph, 1667, resided
at Wells, ]Maine; Mary; Hannah, married
probably, about 1696, William Parsons, who
died before 1717.

(HI) Joseph, son of Samuel and Esther
(Houchins) \Mieelwright, was born in Wells,
Maine, about 1667-8. He "recognized his
baptismal covenant" August 6, 17 10. Accord-
ing to church records his wife's name was
Alice, whom he married rather late in life.
"Alice, wife of Mr. Joseph Wheelwright, was
received into communion upon confession of
faith April 15, 1722." He was prominent in
town affairs for many years. Their children
were : Thomas and Luci, baptized August 6,
1710; Mary, April, 1713; Esther, July 13,
1715; Alice, April 20, 1718; Joseph, of Wells,

(IV) Joseph (2), youngest son of Joseph
(i) and Alice Wheelwright, was baptized
May 22, 1720. He married, October i, 1745,
Mary Curtis. He was town treasurer, and
a member of the committee of safety 1776.
Children of Joseph and Mary : Aaron, bap-
tized June 4, 1749, lived at Wells; was mem-
ber of committee of correspondence 1779; Jo-
seph; Mary, June 30, 1759, married Captain
James Littlefield ; Benjamin, 1757.

(V) Benjamin, third son of Joseph (2)
and Mary (Curtis) Wheelwright was bap-
tized March 6, 1757 (?), and married Mary
Clark ; children : Sarah, married Captain John
Littlefield, and died a widow, 1836; George
moved to Bangor; Susanna.

(VT) George, only son of Benjamin and
Mary (Clark) Wheelwright, was born in
Welis, 1789. He married, 1816, Mary Car-



ter, of Newport. He moved to Bangor, where
he died April, 1845, aged fifty-six.

(Vll) Joseph Storer, son of George and
Marv (Carter) Wheelwright, was born in
Welis. Maine. He married Susan Webb. He
was actively engaged in business in Bangor,
Maine, of which city he was elected mayor,
and he was also state senator.

(VHI) George (2), only son of Joseph
Storer and Susan (\\'ebb) Wheelwright, was
born in Bangor, Maine, 1875, where he now
resides, having retired from business. He mar-
ried Caroline, daughter of George R. and
Elizabeth Gay Jefferds, of Bangor, Maine.
Children: Mary Jefferds, born April 12,
1874; Joseph Storer, November 23, 1875;
Margaret Carter, October 30, 1885; Helen
Gay, October 31, 1887; Henry Jefferds, June
24, 1892.

(IX) Joseph Storer, second son of George
(2) and Caroline (Jefferds) Wheelwright,
was born in Bangor, November 25, 1875. He
was educated in private schools, the high
school of Bangor, and St. Paul's school at
Concord, New Hampshire, where he was
graduated 1893. He received the degree of
A. B. from Yale College in 1897, ^^'^ from
Cornell that of M. D. in 1900. He was in-
terne in Presbyterian Hospital, New York
City, for two years. After a trip abroad he
began practice in 1903 at 50 East 53rd street,
and is now actively engaged in general prac-
tice, and is instructor in physiology at Cornell
University. He is unmarried.

The surname Campbell is
CAMPBELL said to be of Norman or-
igin, from a family called
De Campo Bello. Skene says no such Nor-
man name is to be found, but it is known that
the Beauchamps family thus Latinized their
name. The Campbells are distinctively Scotch,
of course, the oldest spelling of the name
being found in the Ragman's Roll, .A. D.
1296, as Cambel. or Kambel. The tw-o great
branches of the Campbell family were dis-
tinguished as Mac.Arthur and MacCailinmor.
If the De Campo Bello theory be true, the
name is a synonym of Fairfield and Beau-
champs. Some Gaelic etymologists derive the
name from cambeul (pronounced cam-pal),
which means "crooked-mouth," and if this
is the origin of the Campbell family the origin
was doubtless a nickname of some powerful
progenitor whose family became powerful.
Whether the origin is Norman or Gaelic, how-
ever, the clan bearing the name of Campbell
became the most numerous and powerful in

the Highlands, and formerly, under their
chiefs, the earls, marquises and dukes of Ar-
gyle, they could muster five thousand iight-
ing men wlio were constantly in array against
influence and power and the dread of them
by other clans that we owe the disparaging
proverb, "Like a Campbell, ever fair and
false." By the Highlanders the clan Camp-
bell is called Clan Duine, and their chiefs
have always been styled Mac-Calean-Mohr
(not IMacCallum More, as Sir Walter Scott
hasMt), meaning the son of Colin the Great,
in memory of their distinguished ancestor. Sir
Colin Campbell, of Lochow, who in the thir-
teenth century laid the foundation of the
greatness of the family. This name is abund-
ant in the province of Ulster. It is some-
where recorded that a Scotch regiment quar-
tered at Carrickfergus in the seventeenth cen-
tury contained no less than one hundred and
ten John Campbells. (Ulster Journal of Arch.
No. 20.) Many of the American families are
descended from this Ulster branch of the
Campbells. Before 1300 the Campbell family
was prominent in .Argyleshire, Perthshire,
Banft'shire, and elsewhere in Scotland. The
family holds the dukedom of Argyle ; the mar-
quisates of Lome and Kintyre; earldoms of
Athol, Bredalbane, Caithness, Campbell,
Cowal, Irwin, Isla (or Hay) and Loudoun;
viscountcies of Lochow, Glenisla, Glenorchy
and Taymoulh ; lordships of Arrois, Benedo-
raloch, Denoon, Inverary, Lundie, Mauchlane,
Morvern, Mull, Ormlie, Oronsay, Plaintland,
Tyrie and Wick.

(I) Alexander Campbell, immigrant ances-
tor, came probably from the north of Ireland
when a young man. He was in the town
of St. George (upper town) in 1757, in the
company of Captain John North, serving in
the French and Indian war. In 1755 he was
sergeant in Captain Thomas Phillips' company
("Annals of Warren," p. 103.) He was also
in Captain Jabez Beadley's company at Fort
St. George in 1757 ("Annals of Warren," p.
106). He settled in St. George.

(II) John Gray Campbell, grandson or
great-grandson of Sergeant .Alexander Camp-
bell, was born in St. George, Maine.

(III) Archibald, son of John Gray Camp-
bell, was born in St. George. June 26, 1832.
He received his education there in the com-
mon schools. He engaged in trade and lum-
bering at St. George when a yoimg man. In
1872 he removed to Bath, where for eight
years he was engaged in the lumber trade,
and then removed to Hallowell, where he
continued the same line of business, and was



also in the employ of the Kennebec Light &
Heat Company. He is now a collector for the
Kennebec Light & Heat Company of Au-
gusta. He is an Episcopalian in religion. He
married Sarah L., daughter of Josiah Wet-
more. Children : Manning S., mentioned be-
low; Margaret E., married George B. King,
of Augusta; Florence A., married Charles W.
Jones, of Lynn, Massachusetts.

(I\') Manning Skinner, son of Archibald
Campbell, was born in St. George, New
Brunswick, Canada. He was educated in the
public schools of that town and at the Dirigo
Business College of Augusta. He then re-
moved to Bath and engaged in the lumber
trade with his father. After two years, in
1878. they went to Bowdoinham, Maine, in
the same line of business. During one winter
Jvlr. Campbell was clerk for W. H. Gray &
Company, at Fabyans, New Hampshire, and
then entered the employ of Elias Milliken &
Sons, Hallowell. A year later he was ap-
pointed grocery clerk at the Maine State In-
sane Hospital at Augusta, became chief clerk,
and in July, i8go, steward and treasurer of
the institution, positions he has filled to the
present time. He has charge of the financial
affairs of the entire institution, disbursing a
quarter of million dollars yearly. He has the
supervision of construction of new buildings
and additions. He is a member of Augusta
Lodge of Free Masons ; of Cushnoc Chapter,
Royal Arch ]Masons ; of Alpha Council, Royal
and Select Masters ; of Trinity Commandery,
Knights Templar; of Maine Consistory; of
the Grand Chapter and the General Grand
Commandery. He is a noble of Lewiston
Temple, Mystic Shrine. He is also a mem-
ber of Augusta Lodge, B. P. O. Elks, of the
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of
Boston, and Augusta Grange, Patrons of Hus-
bandry. He married Christine N. Erskine,
daughter of A. B. Erskine. They have no

The derivation of this name is
VEAZIE said to be local, meaning "wet

or fenny land near the water,
subject to inundation'"; \'osey, another form,
"the ditch or fort near the water." Robert de
Veci "assisted William I. at the Conquest of
England, and was rewarded with estates of
great extent in the counties of Northampton,
Leicester, Warwick and Lincoln." Iro or
John Veschi was his near kinsman, and from
him in the female line descended Lord Vasey.
A branch of the family in the Irish peerage
bears the title of \'iscount de Vesci.

(I) William Veazie, the immigrant ances-
tor, was probably born in England about 1616,
and was made freeman of Braintree, Massa-
chusetts, May 10, 1643. He married about
this time, Elinor, called in his will "Ellen."
In 165 1 he bought a house and land, and re-
sided in Braintree until his death, June 16,
1681, "aged sixty-five years," as described on
his gravestone. His will, dated June 30, was
probated July 27, 1681, mentions wife Ellen,
sons WilHam, Solomon and Samuel, and
daughters Hannah Greenleaf, Abigail Tayre,
Ellen, Alehitabel and ^lercy Veazy. The chil-
dren recorded are : Hannah, born 18, i mo.,
1644, married 26, 7 mo., 1665, John Green-
leaf; William, 6, 8 mo., 1647; Solomon, 3,
2 mo., 1650; Elizabeth, 13, 8 mo., 1653; Sam-
uel, 24, 6 mo., 1656; Ellen, 4, 3 mo., 1659,
married, February 20, 1686, Stephen Paine;
Mehitable, 17, 12 mo., 1665; Mercy, 20. 11
mo., 1669, married, April 24, 1690, John Rug-
gles. Elinor, widow of William Veazie, en-
tered into a marriage contract July 8, 1683,
with John French, of Braintree, wherein said
French "agreed not to meddle with any part
of the estate wherein she is invested by her
former husband," and she was "to have what
she pleases for spending, and a place for a
garden plot."

(II) Solomon, second son of William and
Elinor Veazie, w^as born in Braintree, Massa-
chusetts, February 3, 1650. He married, No-
vember 23, 1680, Elizabeth, daughter of Mor-
ton Saunders.

(III) Samuel, son of Solomon and Eliza-
beth (Saunders) Veazie, was born in Brain-
tree, about 1685, and married, February 5,
1708, Deborah, daughter of Nathaniel and
Joanna (Thayer) Faxon-Wales. Her father
bought land at Braintree, and at the time of
his death he owned one hundred and fifty
acres (1718). He was deacon of the church
there, and was ordained ruling elder in 1700.
He was twice married ; Deborah was daugh-
ter of the second wife Joanna, and was born
in Braintree, October 16, 1689. Her father's
maternal grandfather was Major Humphrey
Atherton, of Dorchester.

(IV) Samuel (2), youngest son of Samuel
(i) and Deborah (Wales) Veazie, was born
in Braintree, January 8, 171 1. He w-as grad-
uated at Harvard College in 1736, and or-
dained to the ministry of the church at Dux-
bury, Massachusetts, October 31, 1739. He
preached with such vigor the doctrines of
Whitfield that some trouble arose in his
church, and he was dismissed April 18, 1750,
bv the advice of other churches who "heartily



joined with his church in recommending Mr.
\'eazie to the work of the gospel ministry."
He afterward preached at Hull and at Harps-
well. He bought land September 30, 1768, on
Sebascodegras Island (Harpswell), where he
went in 1767. He made a clearing and built
a house where he lived, and from time to
time added to his estate. He died in Jan-
uary, 1798, aged eighty-eight (Harvard cata-
logue gives December 3, 1797). He married,
at Duxbury, August 6, 1742, Deborah, daugh-
ter of Benjamin and Rebecca (Cook) Samp-
son, granddaughter of Jacob Cook, and great-
granddaughter of Francis Cook, of the "May-
flower." One account states that Deborah
was born March i, 1725, at Duxbury, and
died at Hull, August 22, 1755. A partial in-
scription on a gravestone at Hull reads : "The

of ye Rev. Veazie, August 22,

year of age." The mother died

175s. —

probably at the birth of her daughter Rebecca,
who was baptized August 24, 1755. Rev.
Samuel married (second) about 1756, at Hull,
Sarah Jones, who was living at Harpswell in
1777. Children of Rev. Samuel and Deborah:
John, born in Duxbury, July, 1745, died Au-
gust same year; John, August 7, baptized at
Hull, August 10, 1746: Deboraii, baptized at
Hull, July 8, 1753, married Robert Jordan;
Sybil, baptized at Hull, October 23, 1757;
Abigail, died 1758; Samuel (2) moved from
Harpswell to Islesboro, 1790; Rebecca, bap-
tized at Hull, August 24, 1755, married Jona-
than Holbrook ; Stephen, baptized July 31,

(V) John, eldest son of Rev. Samuel (2)
and Deborah Sampson Veazie, was born Au-
gust 7, and baptized in Hull, Augu,st 10, 1746.
He was a resident of Falmouth (Portland)
July 6, 1769, and was a town officer in 1771.
He bought land there August 17, 1773, the
deed of which was witnessed by his father.
He was a hatter by trade. His home was in
Middle street, where he died August 6, 1806.
He married, October 16, 1768, Rachel Jones
(probably of Hull), born November 5, 1747.
Children: i. Stephen, bom November 12,
1769, died November 6, 1772. 2. Rachel,
April I, 1771 ; married (first) November 3,
1791, Thomas Hutton, (second) Samuel
Shaw ; she died of smallpox in Portland, No-
vember 10, 1797. 3. Sarah, February 6, 1773;
married, October 15, 1806, John Ward, died
in Portland, October 17, 1867. 4-5. Twins,
July 25, 1775, died July 27 same year. 6.
John, April 25, 1777, died at Demerara, Sep-
tember 28, 1800. 7. Stephen, November 6,

1779; lost at sea in the "Dort Princeton,"
September, 1812; lived at Portland; married^
October 20, 1805, Sarah Beeman (who mar-
ried (second) George D. Plaisted). Her sec-
ond husband was drowned near Campo Bello,
and she returned to her daughter's home at
Bangor, where she died. 8. Polly, April 14,
1785, died October 11, 1786. 9. Isaac Jones,
May 15, 1789, died at South Bartholomew,
West Indies, January 6, 1809. Samuel, see

(VI) Samuel (3), youngest son of Jona-
than and Rachel (Jones) Veazie, was born in
Portland, Maine, April 22, 1787. When about
twenty-one years of age he settled in Topsham
and established himself in the lumbering and
ship business. He built many vessels, and
carried on a direct trade with the West In-
dies, by which he was very successful. He
was a soldier of the war of 1812, captain of
the Topsham militia, and was repeatedly pro-
moted until he was appointed general. In
1826 he bought mill property at Old Town,
and in 1832 he moved to Bangor. He was
sole owner of the Penobscot boom rafting,
and of a large majority of the products of
the lumber cut on the Penobscot river. Also
was for a time sole owner of the Bangor and
Old Town railroad, not now in operation ; had
other extensive interests, and was principal
owner in the Veazie Bank. In 1837 he was
appointed executive councillor ; was alderman
of Bangor, and held other official positions.
In 1854 he moved to the town of Veazie,
formerly part of Bangor, but incorporated
into a town in 1853 and named in his honor.
General Veazie died March 12, 1868. He
married (first) in Topsham, July 31, 1809,
Susanna, daughter of Gideon and May (Per-
kins) Walker, of Topsham, who was born
March 29, 1792, and died June 27, 1852. He
married (second) May 17, 1859, Mrs. Mary
V. Blanchard, of Stockton, who died at the
residence of her son-in-law, John R. Mullen,
in Boston, January 7, 1886. Children by first
marriage: Jones P., born June 2, 1811, died
February 15, 1875; married (first) December
13, 1834, Mary Jane Winslow ; (second) Su-
san B., daughter of William Gordon Town-
send. By each marriage there were two sons
and one daughter.

(VII) John Walker, son of General Samuel
and Susanna (Walker) Veazie, was born in
Bangor, Maine, October 30, 1812. He was
a merchant of Bangor and resided at Veazie.
He married (first) 1834, Ruth Maria Bart-
lett, w^ho died February 18, 1879, aged sixty-



six years. They had a son Alfred, a banker,
of Bangor, who died January 28, 1879, aged
forty-one, married, and left a family.

(VIII) Wildes Perkins Walker, son of
John Walker and Ruth M. (Bartlett) Veazie,
was born in Bangor, April 3, 1870. He was
educated at the Bangor public schools, Phil-
lips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, and
Harvard Law School. He is a special partner
of A. H. Bickmore & Company, private bank-
ers, 30 Pine street. New York City, and re-
sides at Glen Ridge, New Jersey. In politics
he is a Republican. He married, at Bangor,
January 21, 1892, Mary Morgan. They have
two children: Wildes Walker, born Novem-
ber 28, 1894, and Doreen, March 14, 1896.

The pioneer ancestor of
STURDIVANT the family in Maine was
Jonathan Sturdivant,
who was born about 1770 and died in Bow-
doinham, Maine, about 1851. His parents
were Joseph and Mary (Gibbs) Sturdivant,
and from him descended captains, scholars,

(I) Gardiner Mitchell Sturdivant was
born in Cumberland, Maine, and spent
his entire long and very useful life in
that town. He was one of the most faithful
members of the First Parish Congregational
Church, and was greatly beloved by all who
knew him. He was a dealer in cattle and beef,
and was noted far and wide for the fine stock
■on his farm. He married Harriet Russell, of
one of the enterprising old Maine families,
and his children were: i. William Russell.
2. Oscar R., who is a retired greenhouse
keeper at Cumberland. 3. Eliphalet, deceased.
4. Lyman P., deceased, was a custom house
officer who was very faithful in the perform-
ance of his duties. 5. Alfred H., was for
some time a very efficient police officer in
Boston, Massachusetts, and was shot by an
insane woman in the streets of that city in

(II) William Russell, son of Gardiner
Mitchell and Harriet (Russell) Sturdivant,
was born in Cumberland, Maine, December 13,
1844. He studied in the schools of his native
town and in the celebrated North Yarmouth
Academy. He was a very successful farmer

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