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Jethro Sumner, of North Carolina, a gallant soldier
in the War of Independence. The county as originally
formed embraced a much larger area than at present.
It was the second county to be formed in ^^liddle Ten-
nessee, the first being Davidson. The first court of
Sumner county was held on the second ^Monday in
April, 1787, at the house of John Hamilton at Station
Camp Creek, about five miles southwest from where
Gallatin now is. The members of that court were
General Daniel Smith. Major David \\'ilson. Major
George Winchester, L-aac Lindsey, William Hall, John
Hardin, Joseph Kuykendall, Colonel Edward Dcnig-
lass and Colonel Isaac Dledsoe. David Shelby, son-
in-law of Colonel Anth<jny Bledsoe, was appointed
Clerk, and held that position until his death in 1822.
John Hardin, Jr., was appohited sheriff, and I<aac

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Liiulsey, rancher. "'And thus there were associated in
that court men of education, sound judgment, .c^ood
morals, and of c^reat influence in the community. The
■ commendation bestowed upon tliesc gentlemen was that
most of them could worthily fill the ottice of Governor
or Chief Justice — 'Tit for Lord Chief Justice or Gov-
ernor-General." In those days no man heUl office as
a mere sinecure, nor solely for the sake of the i)ay.
Of how many oflicers in Tennessee can so much be
said today?

On .Vpril 20, 1796, tiic General Assembly of Ten-
nessee passed an act appointing Commissioners and
Trustees. The Commissioners so appointed were
• William IJowen, John \\''ilson, Lsaac \\'alton, George
D. Rlackmore and Hugh Crawford. It was made their
duty to fix on a location for the seat of government for
the county. The Trustees appointed by the act were
Henr}' Bradford, David Shelby and Edward Doug-
lass. It was made their duty to purchase the land se-
lected by tlie Commissioners, erect a court-house, pris-
on and stocks aiul establish a town.

Section 3 of the act provided that the town should
be called "Ca Ira," which name afterwards became
corruj)ted into "Cairo,"' and it was so incorporated
on November ?, 1S15.

On October 2, 1797, the above act vras rep^calcd and
another one passed aj)pointing "James Clendenning,
Rasper Mansker. William Edwarrls. William iJnwen,
Captain James Wilson, son of John ^\'ilson ; James
Fra/.icr. A[oro Stephenson, \\"illiam Gillespie, James
AN'hite. Wcthercl Lattimore and ]<>\m Afijrgan, Com-
mis>iouers. to make choice of a ])lacc most convenient
in the county of Sumner, t<j i)urchase land, erect a
court-house, prison and stocks, and e^tabli^h a town
therc'on, haviii /• res})ect to the center of said county,
which is not \o exceed more than twent}-five miles, on
a direct line from a ford on Mansker's creek, on tiic
road leading from Man>ker's Lick to Bledsoe's Lick."

28 Historic Su.mxkr Colxtv, Texx.

Daniel Smith. Jaiiics \\'inchesicr an;! Wilsc-n Ca^c
were named as Trustees. In tliis act it was provide^]
that the name of the town should be "Ca Ira.'"

On Octo])er 26. 1799, the above act was repcak-d.
Sumner county was reducctl to its constitutional lim-
its, and ''David Shelby. David Beard. Sr.. James Crier.
Edward Guinn and Cajjtain James W ilson, son of J'.ihn
Wilson, were appointed Commissioners to purcha-e
sixty acres of land, on some part of which shall be
erected a court-house, prison and stocks, and that tlie
town be i^iven the name Rutherford," in hoiior of
General Griffith Rutherford.

On November 6, 1801. an act was passed b}' the Leg-
islature providiu!^ that the '"public buildings of Sum-
ner county shall be established and erected at t.'ue of
three hereinafter named places, situated and lyin^- c.-a
the east fork of Station Camp Creek, viz. : On tr.e
place known Iw the name of Dickens, now said to be
the pro]K>rty of John C. Hamilton, Esq., or at the ])lace
of Captain James Trousdale. Vvdiereon he now lives.
lying- on the road that leads from Major David WW-
son's to John Dawson's ; or at the place whereon Davi<l
Shelby now lives."

Samuel Donelson, Shadrack Xye. James \\"il<-:'n.
"Curly, son of Samuel Wilson :" Charles Donaho. Esq .
and Major Thomas Murray were by this act ap]>oinie'!
Commissioners. It was further provided by the act
that "the town so laiii olT should be known by the nair-e
of Gallatin." in honor of Albert Gallatin. Thus Galla-
tin became the permanent county seat. It was not in-
corporated until Xovcmber 7. 181.^.

The Tennessee Lei^islature on C'ctober 2.^. 1797,
passed an act establishing a t')wn by the riame of "I'.le'l-
soeborough on the n>irth blutt of the Cumberland ris-
er, known by the name of Sanik-rs' I'lulV. between the
mouth of Dixon's creek and Dry creek, in Sumner
county, on the lands of Will Saunders."

During the year 1787. beginning with the April term,
the court met at the hou>e of John Hamilltm. in 1788

Civil. Government


it met at the house of Ehnore Douglass; the January
and A]iril terms of 1789 at Simon Kiiykcuilall's. theri
until July, 1/90, at Elmore Doug-lass'; then in the first
court-house, a small log building erected on \\'e>i Sta-
tion Camp creek at a place then known as }»irs.



•■■ ':■:!

Ckacfoxt, Former residence of Gen. James Winchester;

Now THE Home of Capt. W. H. C. Satterwhite.

Erected About 1798.

Clarke's. The courts continued to meet there until
I January. 1793. when it met at the huu^e of John Daw-
son. The April term of 1793 met at I'earce \\'airs, and
f after that until January, 1796, at Ezekicl Douglass'.
j I'^rom that date to January, 1800, the sessions were


30 ITlstoric Sumxer Couxtv, Ti.xx.

held at the liome of AA'illiaiii Gillc-^pic. From Aj>ri
1800, to July, 1802, they were heir] at Ca Ir;
("Cairo"), the county seat. From October, 1802. f
January, 1803, they were held at the house of Jame
Trousflale in Gallatin, and then at the liou<e of Jan!-.-
Crier until ( )ct()l)er. wlicn the l'n>t Lcrm was hcM ii
the first court-liousc in the ])ermanent ca])ital.

Tlie first court hcM under the Tennessee State (gov-
ernment was in Jul)', 1796 f])revious to that date the)
were held under the jurisdiction of North Carolina),
at the home of Ezekiel Douglass. It was composed of
the following" members, commissioned In- Go\ernor
John Sevier: ^^'iHiarll Cage, Stephen Cantrell, James
Douglass, Edward Douglass, James Gwyn, W'eiheral
Lattimore, Thomas ?>lasten. Thomas IDonald, James
Pearce, David Wilson, James Winche-'ter and Faac

The first grand jury was composed of the foil<:'wing
named gentlemen: Archibald ]\rartin, foreman; Ar-
mond Alton, AMlliam Crabtree. Lazarus Cullum, Jere-
miah Doney. William Edwards, James F\arr. Robert
Flamilton, Peter Looney, James Snowden, Edward
Williams, Joshua AVilson and Thomas Walton.

l"he first school in Sumner county was at r5ted>oe's
Lick. General Hall, in his narrative, mentiMP.s it as
early as 1787. George Flamilton was the "scIioolm;is-
ter." One night "the little schoolmaster" was sitting
in Anthony r>ledsoe's room at his brother's fort sing-
ing at the top of his voice. Indians were prowling
around, and one of them found a hole in the back of
the chimney through which he |)okcd his gun and fired,
hitting Hamilton in the mouth. The teacher recovered,
but what became of liim afterward^ hi>iory docs not
record and tradition, is silent.

The ground upon which Gallatin was located origi-
nally belonged to James Trousdale, father of Willi. i:n
Trousdale, afterwards Governor, and grandfather of
tlie late lion, J. A. Trciusdale. The deed callcil
forty-one (41.80) acres and eighty one-hundred

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The fractif)!'!. the docfl stated, was for a ixiad. One
acre ^^"as reserved by Mr. Trousdale iov liimselt, which
left forty acres for the town site. 'i"he acre reserved
was on the south side of the public square. au<l upon
this lie built the lirst house to be built in (iallatin. It
was afterwards torn down and a part of the material
used in a house still standing' in ilie rear of the original

Following- is a schedule of taxes levied by the first
court of Sumner county: One shilling on every ])oli
and four pence on every 100 acres of land to defray
the contingent charges of the county, al^o one shilling
on every poll and four i)ence on every 100 acres of
land for the piu-pose of building the c(>urt-house, priscm
and stocks ; and that corn be received in taxes at 2s
6]) ])er busheb beef at 3p per pound, pork at 4p ])er
pound, Ap jicr ])ound for good fat bear meat, if deli\'-
ercd at the ])lace ^vhere the troops are stationed, 3p
per pound for prime buffalo beef; Ip per pound for
good venison, if delivered aforesaid; 9p ])er pound for
bacon : each person to pay in proportion as follows,
to wit: ()ne-fourth in corn, one-half in meat, one-
eighth in salt and one-eighth in money."

At the October term, 1788, the following rates were
fixed; '"'The cor.rt regulates and rates taverns and or-
dinaries in the following manner, to wit: ()ne-half
pint of whiskey, such as will - ink tallow, 2s; ditto of
tatTia, 2s; ditto of West India rum, 2s 6p ; ditto Ja-
maica spirits, 3s; one bowl of tcvldy made of loaf sugar
and whiskey, per (juart, os 6]); ditto of taffia, 3s op;
ditto of West 'Indian rum, 3s 6p ; ch'tto Jamaica
spirits, -^Is; diimer and grog at dinner. -1^; din-
ner and toddy, 4s 6p ; dinner, 3s; breakfast, 2s;
supj^er, 2s ; one horse feed of corn, 3p ; lodging, 6p ;
pasture for horse twenty-foru" hours, 9p ; stableage
with forldcr, 2s; horse feed of oals. per quart. 3p ;'one-
half i)int of brandy, 2s; one quart bowl of punch made

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with fniit. 19s; one bottle of wine callcrl port. 10s.
ditto Madeira, 15s: ditto lUirs^undy, 15s; ditto cham-
pagne, 20s ; ditto chirei, 8s."

The census of l<S.iO gave Sumner county a popuhi-
tion of 20.606. (iallatin at that time contained a popu-
lation of 666. Jt contained a court-liouse. a jail, a
large brick church, Cumberland Presbyterian chiu-ch,
but free for all denominations of Christians, a Mason-
ic hall, a printing office, twelve stores, two t;iverns,
eleven ]aw3'ers, four doctors, one cabinet shop, one
chair factory, three tailor shops, two shoe-maker's
shops, two saddler-shops, one wagctn-makor. one tan-
yard, one tinner, three black;-mitli >h.:ips. one liatur,
one male and two female academics, thirty-five log.
thirty-eight frame and twenty-seven brick houses. (Ji
the 666 inhabitants 234 were black. The mail stage
■ between Lexington, Kentucky, and Nasliviilc i)a^>ed
three times a week, and the eastern stage to Carthage
arrived and departed semi- weekly.

At th.'it time Cairo contained thirty families, two
physicians, an academy an.d church, one tavern, one
cabinet-maker, one machine-maker, one cotton and
wool factory, one ro])c walk, two tailors, two black-
smiths, one gunsiuith, and two slicjemakers.

Ilendersonville at that time contained one store and
a stage office.

The first annual conference of the 3ilethodi^t church
held in Aliddle Tennessee met at Strother's meeling-
liouse, near the head of fJig Station Cam}) creek, ir.
Sumner count \', a few miles northwest of Gallatin,
Bisho}) A>bury ])re>.iding.

Dr. I\lch"errin, in his "MethoiHsm in Tenne^.-ee."
says tlie Cumberland Presbyterian church had its ori-
gin in the great revival lield on l)esha"s creek, near
tlic Cumberkuid river, in 1800, though ihe organiza-
tion wa>< ni)t perfected until 1810.

Civil Govern mext 33

the first laxf) owners.

The first settlers in the county located claims, or pre-
empted lands, and as soon as possible thereafter they
entered them. In almost every instance the first entries
were made by land warrants received lor services in.
the Revolutionary War. In 1786 Isaac Bledsoe, Rob-
ert Desha, Jordon Gibson, Ilenry Loving, William
Morrison, John [Morgan, John Sawyer, Robert Steele
and Jacob Zeigier each entered 640 acres, all on or near
Bledsoe's Creek. The ne.xt year Colonel Anthony Bled-
soe entered 6,280 acres on warrants given him for his
services in the Continental line. The same year his
brother, Isaac, located 370 acres granted for services
ab a guard to the Commissioners, who set apart the
lands granted to the above named soldiers. In the
same year Henry Ramsey located 960 acres lor similar
service. Later Colonel Isaac Bledsoe located 1,836
acres. A1)out the same time Williaui Hall, Hugh Ro-
gan, David Shelby, George D. Biackmore, James and
George \\"inchester, Robert Peyton., Joseph Wilson,
^.lichacl Shater, James Hayes, Charles ^lorgan, Ga-
briel Black, John Carr, and Robert Brigham settled on
Bledsoe's creek and tributaries. Charles Campbell,
A\'illiam Crawford, Edward an.d Elmore Douglass,
James Eranklin, Richard Hogan, Robert and Davi'^1
Looney, George Mansker. Benjamin Kuykendall,
Thomas Spencer, John Peyton. James McCain. Benja-
min Porter, John Withers, John Hamilton,' John La-
tham aufl W'illiam Snoddy each entered 640 acreb on
Station Camp creek and its branches, Mames Cart-
wright, James McC^ann. Job.n and Joseph Byrns, James
Trousdale, I'enjamin Williams. John Edwards, Sam-
uel Wilson and John Hallwcre the pioneer settlers
of the Gallatin neighborhood.. William Montgomery,
Thomas Sharp Spencer and Iviward Hagan each en-
tered 640 acres on Drake's creek. General Daniel
Smith locatedi 3,780 acres and William i-'razier 320
acres on the same creek. I'enjamin Shej)paril entered

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by land warrants 10,880 acres in the northern part of
the connty, and Redmond \'). iiarry in 1800 entered
26,400 acre? north of the riiii.

After 1800, when the settlers felt no fear of the
Indians, "new-comers" came fast, and all the best lands
were soon taken up and much of them occupied.


The topot^^raphy of Sumner county is varied, level
valleys, gently undulating uj)lands breaking into hills,
some ofwhich arc too steep for cultivation. Numer-
ous creeks, each bearing a historic name, rnuununng
mystic music as their limpid waters now creep, then
rush and leap to pour their flood into the beautiful
Cumberland. Well-cidtivated farms, fields of waving
grain, pastures in which well-bred horses and cattle
stand knee-deep in bluegrass. Orchards, v, here ail
the fruits grown in a temperate climate arc profluced in
abundance. Attractive homes, in which e\-ery com-
fort, convenience and luxury demanded by a reiined
and cultured people can be found. School-houses and
churches surrounded by shady groves in every neigiv-
borhood. A climate almost perfect, neither i'lteusely
cold in winter nor oppressively warm in summci-. What
more can be desired to render a people hapi)y and con-
tented? Xo wonder that Sumner cotmty has produce'!
so nianv good >nldiers and so many great st.'itesmen.
And can we wonder that the Indians fought so hard
and so long to hold their ancient possessions in .such, a
land? A man, savage or civilized, who wou.M not shed
his blood for such, a country deserves to Ijc a slave.
Patriotism, \ovc of home and of native land is iu)t cx-
clusivelv a virtue of civilized man. The Bedouin loves
the j-.iarched desert because it is his home. The Eski-
mo loves the bleuk, icc'-bound region of the frozen
North for the same reason. And so. to<;). did the In-
dian love tin- hills and vallevs of Tennessee becau-c

ToroGRAi'irv of Sumxkr Couxtv 35

they were his own. For his own lie shed his blood and
that of the invaders who came to deprive him of the
sacred soil.

. Driving along the well-kept turni^ikcs, hedged by
stone fences in this "dimple of the nniver^e/" one can
scarcely realize that onl}' a century and a c[nartcr ago
it was an unbroken wilderness, the home of wild 1)casts
and the haunt of wilder men; that countless numbers
of buiYalo, deer and elk. fed on the succulent grass
^vhich grew ujion tlie.se hills and in these smiling vales ;
that the bear, the wolf and the catamount roamed un-
disturbed in the forest. The early explorers of Sum-
ner county behelii an enchanting scene from tlie tops
of these hills. It was a fair land, fresh from the hand
of its Maker. The sound of the woodman's ax had
n.ever been heard in its forests primeval, and the virgin
soil had never been scarred by the white man's plow.
Then, as now, s])arkling waters bubbled from unknown
depths; crystal streams Rowed over pebbly beds and
dashed against boulders, moss-covered and venerable
with age. Doubtless the Creator could have made a
fairer land, but He never did. Rich in natural beauty,
and no land surpasses it in varied resources. ]t was
a fit place for the home of the Iiighest tyi)e of men an'l
\\omen, and such men and women found and occu-
pied ii, l>ut at fearful cost in precious blood. Such a
lanrl in Japan, where nature is worshipped, would have
a siirine at e\'erv Inin and a temple on every i)romi-

To the east can be seen in :iTrimir ]nii^!?-nrauly the
foothills of the far-stretcliing CunJjerland Mountains,
and l.M'ydnd the mi.-t are the "towering crags that
meet the l)ending sky." Lady Mar)- \\'ortley Mon-
tague said : "The most romantic region of every coun-
tr)- is where the mountains unite tlu-niselves with the
plains and lowlands." Sumner comity is one of those

i >uc might travel far \\-itliout invling a more pic-
tmcMiue stream tlian JJUilsoe's creek, or one with

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more historic associations. Somewhere among the
hills in the northern part of Sumner county it has its
source. Prohably a big spring bubbles up ou.t of the
bowels of the earth and sends its limpid waters dancing
and singing on their way toward the sea, the little
brook gathering volume, force and strength as it rushes
on and on through sun and shadow. Now sleeping in
the shade of overhanging trees and ^■ines, now sudd.cn-
ly awaking, it dashes out into the bright sunlight where
it mirrors the thickly wooded hills, then gliding on
over its mosaic bed it encounters a gray, moss-covered
stone, tosses its jewels in the air and hurries on to meet
the great river.

If we could undicrstand the never-ceasing voices of
the waters of this beautiful stream, what a story they
could tell. They could tell us of the days long gone
when the only sounds heard along its course were the
music of its own purling waters; the soughing of the
wind ; the rustle of the leaves ; the songs of the bird^ ;
the bark of the w^olf ; the grow 1 of the bear ; the scream
of the catamount ; the bleat of the fawn and the bel-
low of the buiTalo. They would tell us of the long
years w hen the red man held undisputed possession ;
of du'iky lovers; of the hopes and the fears and the
tragedies of a people who live w ich nature and \\-ith na-
ture's god. They w(ni!d tell us of the days when tne
stranger came with guns and powder, and ax and ])low.
They couM tell us of the civilized man's book, his bot-
tle and his craft.

They could tell tis of the red man lurking along its
shady banks, and how it heard his whispered councils
as he plaimed death and destruction to the encroaching
white; how it heard the sharp crack of the riHe and the
whiz of the deadly bullet as it sped on its fatal mis-
sion. It would tell of the groans of th.e victim and
the shriek of the bereft wife and orphaned children.
What tales of horror and blood it could repeat.

When Middle Tennessee was first explored by the
whites they found no Indians living here, though oc-

Topograph V of Sumxer County 37

casional hunting parties were encountered. The ter-
ritor}' ^\•as claimed as a common hunting ground by
several tribes. But a long time before, so long that not
even a tradition remains, it was the scene of busy
life, the home of a people well advanced in the arts of
civilization, \\lio these people were, whence they
came and whither they went is a mystery which we
liave never been able to solve. That they remained
lung in this region is evidenced by tlicir numerous re-
mains, mounds, earthworks, ^tone and flint imple-
nieiUs and fragments of pottery. It has been estimat-
ed that over flfly thousand graves of pre-historic peo-
ple have been found within a radius of forty miles
from Nashville, and that one-half of them have been
explored by the antiq\iarian. \)'e call these people
'"Mound lUiil'icrs," and properly so. l)ut that they were
a race separate and distinct in blood and origin from
the Indians whom the white people found, this writer
must dissent. .\11 the Indians found on this continent
by the while discovers and explorers were liractically
of the same ty])e, and had the same orig"in. in color
they were copper-l)ron;'.e, v.ith coarse, black hair, keen,
black eyes, liigii cheek-bones and arched noses. They
had fixed homes, cultivated the soil to a limited extent,
l)ut their chief dejjendencc for food was the abundant
game in the forest, the fish in the streams and the nat-
ural products of the soil

In all ages and among all people the centres of pop-
ulaiion have been where there ^vas an aljundance of
g')od, pure water. The villages of the American In-
dians were in\arial)ly clustered around large springs
where never-failing water could be had, and where fi-h
an<l game abounded. There they built their luu> and
erected their altars. jJledsoe's Lick seems to have
been one of tliC c<.-i!ires of population of the ]ire-hi"-
tori-: Indians.

A village called Caslalian Springs has grown up
around j'ledsoe's Lick, wliicli is a s])ring of white sul-
phur water, slightly imjjregnated vvith salt, it bub-


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blcs up in a beautiful valley a few rods ^outh of Bled-
soe's creek. The villag;e, surrounded by picturesque
hills, is in the midst of a fme fanning;- section, where
''the people live at home and board at the same place."
About two hundred yards southwest from tl'e Lick,

Bledsoe's Lick as it Xow Ati-eaks

embowered in a g'rove of stately trees, on tlie ^l''pc
the hill, stands the hotel, a lari^e building", erecic'l :.'
three-quarters of a century ag'O uf hewn 1"L;-. ""^
stone foundation. The house is two stories lu^ii. '
a broad passage between the two main building;-
with a porch extendiiuL,' the full leM.L;d] "U i-i-.,-
side. ' .^J^'

Territorial Laws 30

The Bledsoe ].Ack property passed from the heirs
of Colonel Isaac IJledsoe more than a centnry ai^'o to
General James \\inehester. and from him it was in-
herited by his danqhter, the wife of Colonel A. R.
Wynne, and from her it passed to her children, the
present owners.


Durinj4' the adnn'nistration of William IHount. Gov-
ernor of the Territory of the United States of America
South of the River Ohio, the following- ordinances
relating" to Sumner county, and citizens of the county,
were promulgated:

December 15, 1790. Also that tract of country here-
tofore distinguished and known by the name of Sum-
ner count}', in the vState of North Carolina, into a coun-
ty to in future be distinguished and known by the
name of Sumner county, in the Territory of the L'nited
States of America, South of the River r)hio.

.\nd also laid out the three counties (if Davidson,
Sumner and Tennessee, being the same that heretofore
formed the District of IMero in North Carolina, into a
District in the future to be distinguished and knuwn
by the name of the District of ^lero in the I'erritory
of the United States of America South of the Rivc-r

David Shelby, Clerk for the Gmrt of Pleas and
Quarter Sessions for the County of Sumner.

James \\"ilson. for Stray blaster for Sumner County.

And commissioned llennet Searcy County Attorney
and Solicitor for the counties of Sumner and Ten-

.Vppointed Isaac Walton Coroner for the County of

Ap[)ointed and commissioned for the County of
Sumner, Isaac Llcdsoe, David Wilson. George Win-
chester, William Walt'.ai, Anthony Sharp, Edward_
Douglas, Joseph Kuykemlall, James Winchester and

40 Historic Sumxkr County, Tenx.

Thomas ^Masten Justices of the Peace for Sumner
coimty, of whom Georg^e \\'inchester, Anthony Shnrn.
and ivhvard Doni^lass. being- those present, did take be-
fore Judge ^icXair_v in presence of the Governor an
oath to support the Constitution of tlie United States
and also an oath of oflice.

Wilham Cage, Sheriff of Sumner county until the
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in July next and
to the end thereof, and no longer.

The militia officers for the county of Sumner were
as f(^lluws : James Winchc'^ter, Lieutennnt-Colunel.
Commandant; Kasper ]\Iansker, Lieutenaiil-Colonel :

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