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Rev. R. Appleton to be Master of Reading Grammar School.

Rev. E. L. Barnwell to be Head Master of
Ruthin School.

F. Penny, esq. to be Professor of Chemistry in
Anderson's University at Glasgow.
Mr. C. Richmans to be Grammatical Master in
Durham Grammar School.

T. J. Hall, esq. to be Chief Magistrate of Bow Street (salary 12007.). S. Twyford, esq. second magistrate, and D. Jardine, esq. third magistrate (salary 1000l. each).

F. Burgess, esq. to be Police Commissioner of Birmingham (salary 8007.).

Sir Charles Shaw Chief Commissioner of Police for Manchester.

Lieut.-Colonel Edward Anthony Angelo Chief Commissioner of Police for Bolton (salary 5007.).

W. Hogg, esq. M.P., elected an East India Director.


Aug. 17. At Ditton Park, the wife of W. Hope, esq. M.P. a son.-At Thorney Abbey, the wife of W. Whitting, esq. a son.-20. At Kingweston, Somerset, the wife of F. H. Dickinson, esq. a son.-24. At Westover, Isle of Wight, the wife of the Hon. W. A'Court Holmes, a son.-26. At Halton, Middlesex, the lady of Sir F. Pollock, a dau.- -27. At Glynde, Sussex, the lady of Sir Hamilton Seymour, H. M. Minister at Brussels, a dau.

28. At Edington, the wife of the Rev. A. H. Fownes Luttrell, Vicar of Minehead, Som. a son.- -29. At Pierremont, Isle of Thanet, the Lady Frances Fletcher, a dau.-30. At Colchester, the wife of Chas. Edw. Blair, esq. K.C. and K.T.S. a son and heir.

Sept. 1. At Leamington, the wife of Capt. T. Martin, R.N. a son.- -3. At Rothley Tample, Leic. the wife of James Parker, esq. a son.

At Wimbledon, the wife of G. Hankey, esq. a son.-5. At Fleurs, the Duchess of Roxburghe, a son and heir (Marquess of Beaumont).7. In Queen-st. Mayfair, the wife of W. Roebuck, esq. Capt. 11th Dragoons, a dau.

-8. At Dawlish, the wife of Edw. Lloyd Kenyon, esq. a dau.-At Lockington Hall, the wife of J. B. Story, esq. a son.-In Parklane, the wife of H. Hussey, esq. a son.-At Leamington, the lady of the Hon. St. Vincent Saumarez, a dau.-At Brighton, the lady of Sir Thos. Blomefield, Bart. a dau.-10. At Chertsey, the Hon. Mrs. J. Norton, a son and heir. -11. At Beverley, the wife of Francis Watt, jun. esq. a son and heir.- -12. At Carlsruhe, Lady E. Osborn, a son.-15. In Grosvenor-sq. Lady Emily Pusey, a son.-16. In Great Cumberland-pl. the wife of G. R. Smith, esq. M.P. a son.-18. At Denby Grange, the lady of Sir J. L, L. Kaye, Bart. a dau.


June 11. At Crediton, William Henry Hugo, esq. to Stowe Margaret, dau. of the late Major Temple, Governor of Sierra Leone, niece of Admiral Temple.- -At Leamington, F. H. Stephens, esq. Capt. 14th Drag. to Louisa Sophia, third dau. of A. R. Prior, esq. granddau. of the late Sir John Call, Bart.

July 23. At Antigua, the Hon. Owen Pell, member of Privy Council in that island, to Elizabeth-Mary, dau. of the late Hon. Saml. Otto Baijer.

24. At Daresbury, Cheshire, Henry Byrom, jun, esq. of Leamington, to Helen, eldest dau. and co-heiress of Wm. Stubbs, esq. of The Elms, near Warrington.

27. At Marylebone Church, Cap. C. F. Max

well, 82nd regt. nephew, and Mil. Sec. to Sir Henry Bouverie, Governor of Malta, to Thomasine-Ionea, third dau. of Col. Sir Fred. Hankey, G. C. M. G.-At High Wycombe, Chas. John Clayton, esq. of Manor House, Marlow, to Emma, only dau. of T. B. Stapylton, esq.

30. At Watford, Herts, the Viscount Newry and Morne, son of the Earl of Kilmorey, to Anne Amelia, eldest dau. of Gen. the Hon. Sir Charles Colville, G.C.B.

Aug. 6. At St. Marylebone, Steph. Ram, esq. of Ramsford-park, Wexford, to Mary-Christian, second dau. of James A. Casamaijor, esq. of Manchester-square.--At Kensington, Alfred Waddilove, D.C.L. of Trin. coll. Oxf. to MaryElizabeth, eldest dau. of H. G. Codd, esq.

7. At Camerton, near Bath, W. R. A. Boyle, esq. of Sloane-st. and Lincoln's-inn, to Anna, dau. of the Rev. John Skinner, Rector of Camerton. At St. George's, Bloomsbury, Charles Cole, of Furnival's-inn, esq. to Louisa, youngest dau. of the late John Whitbread, esq. of Edmonton.--At St. Margaret's, Westminster, Lieut. W. G. Maude, R.Ñ. to Fanny-Anne, only dau. of Capt. William Maude, R.N. of Abingdon-st.-At Wokingham, Berks, Joseph Soames, esq. of Tottenham-green, to Emma, youngest dau. of the late W. Larken, esq. of Little Hadham. -At Dover, John-Benson, eldest son of W. G. Rose, esq. of the House of Commons, to Emma-Frances, only dau. of G. W. Gravener, esq. of Dover.

8. At Sutton, Yorkshire, J. K. Picard, esq. Deputy-recorder, of Hull, to Harriet, widow of Charles Hayes, esq. of London.- -At Shenington, Glouc. the Rev. Henry Bull, Perp. Curate of Lathbury, Bucks, to Frances-Sophia, eldest dau. of the Rev. R. E. Hughes, Rector of Shenington. Abraham Darby, esq. of Colebrook-dale, Shropshire, to his second cousin, Matilda-Frances, eldest dau. of Francis Darby, esq.- -At Camberwell, R. C. Edwards, esq. of Upper Norton-st. to Alice-Yeats, fourth dau. of Thomas Acocks, esq. of Dulwich, and niece of the late David Yeats, esq.

10. The Prince di St. Antimo, to SarahLouisa Strachan, youngest dau. of the late Admiral Sir Richard and Lady Strachan (Marchioness di Salsa).At Stoke Newington, Edward Hedge, of Park Village, Regent's-pk. esq. to Emily, youngest dau. of William Beetham, esq. F.R.S.-At Marylebone, the Rev. C. W. I. Jones, of Loddeswell, Devon, (only son of Col. Ireland Jones, of Veranda, near Swansea,) to Anna-Maria-Eliza, eldest dau. of the late George Burges, esq. Bengal Civil Service, and of the Wilderness, Reigate.

11. At Elstree, Henry Alexander, esq. son of the Bishop of Meath, to the Hon. Louisa Juliana Knox, dau. of Viscount Northland.

12. At St. George's, Han.-sq. Griffith Richards, esq. of Lincoln's Inn, to Martha, only dau. of the late E. S. Dennison, esq. of Castlebear House, Ealing.. -At Brussels, JohnFrancis Duke Yonge, esq. M.D. to Elizabeth Alice, widow of Lieut.-Col. Reed, 62nd regt.

-The Duke de Rovigo, to Miss Stamer, the heiress of Carnelly.- The Rev. Thos. Halsted, M.A. of Great Thurlow, Suffolk, to Emily, youngest dau. of Mrs. Mortlock, of Little Thurlow.

13. At Hillingdon Church, the Rev. Theyre T. Smith, M.A. to Rebecca, second dau. of Thomas Williams, esq. of Cowley-grove.At Welwyn, T. G. Parry, esq. of Langhamplace, to Anna-Maria-Isabella, second dau, of Henry Fynes Clinton, esq.- At Antony, Cornwall, George Macbeth, esq. Capt. 68th regt. to Penelope-Richards, third dau. of the late John Rogers, esq. Antrom Lodge, Helston.--At St. Marylebone, Herbert Owen, esq. barristerat-law, to Catherine, second dau. of James Paterson, esq. of Cornwall-terrace, Regent's Park.


LORD WALSINGHAM. September 8. At Merton-hall, Norfolk, aged 61, the Right Hon. and Rev. Thomas De Grey, fourth Lord Walsingham, of Walsingham in Norfolk (1780); M.A. Archdeacon of Surrey, Rector of Fawley, Hampshire, and of Merton, Norfolk.

He was born April 10, 1778, the younger son of Thomas the second Lord, Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords, by the Hon. Augusta- Georgiana - Elizabeth Irby, only daughter of William first Lord Boston. He was a nobleman of St. John's college, Cambridge, where the degree of M.A. was conferred upon him in 1799. In 1803 he was instituted to the rectory of Merton, a small living in the gift of his own family, the net income of which in 1831 was 1747.; but, having united himself in marriage to a daughter of Bishop North, he was in 1806 collated by that prelate to the rich living of Fawley, the value of which, at the period before mentioned, was 11757. In 1807 the Bishop also collated him to the rectory of Calbourne in the Isle of Wight (net value 4647.) and to a prebendal stall at Winchester; these he resigned a few years ago; and in 1814 to the archdeaconry of Surrey, which he retained to his death.

His elder brother George, the third Lord, was burnt to death, together with his lady, at his house in Harley-street, on the 27th April, 1831; when the peerage devolved on the subject of this memoir.

His Lordship married Aug. 12, 1802, Elizabeth, fourth and youngest daughter of the Rt. Rev. Brownlow North, Bishop of Winchester, and sister to the present Earl of Guilford. By that lady, who survives him, Lord Walsingham had issue six sons and four daughters: 1. the Hon. Elizabeth-Augusta, married in 1832 to Richard-Heber Wrightson, esq.; 2. the Right Hon. Thomas now Lord Walsingham, born in 1804, but at present unmarried; 3. William-Brownlow, who died in 1819, in his 14th year; 4. Charlotte-Harriet, who died an infant in 1807; 5. the Hon. Brownlow-North Osborn De Grey, born in 1808; 6. the Hon. Henrietta-Maria, married in 1835 to her cousin Brownlow North Garnier, esq. son of the late Rev. William Garnier and Lady Henrietta North; 7. the Hon. Frederick De Grey; 3. the Hon. George De Grey; 9. the Ion. Georgina, married in 1833 to the

Hon. Lloyd Kenyon, son and heir apparent of Lord Kenyon, and has issue; and 10, the Hon. Francis De Grey, who was drowned in 1836, in his 22d year, in attempting to save the lives of some persons adrift in a boat on the river Medway. (See our vol. V. p. 674.)


Sept. 13. At Rendlesham-hall, Suffolk, aged 41, the Right Hon. and Rev. William Thellusson, third Baron Rendlesham, of Rendlesham, in the peerage of Ireland (1806).

His Lordship was born Jan. 6, 1798, the fifth son of Peter-Isaac first Lord Rendlesham, by Elizabeth- Eleanor, third daughter of John Cornwall, of Hendon in Middlesex, esq. He was a nobleman of Trinity college, Cambridge, where the degree of M.A. was conferred upon him in 1818. He was presented by the trustees of his grandfather's estates in 18.. to the rectory of Aldenham in Hertfordshire, which he resigned shortly after his accession to the peerage, which took place on the death of his elder brother John, the second Lord, without male issue, July 3, 1832.

The late Lord Rendlesham married, Jan. 10, 1826, Lucy, third daughter of Edward Roger Pratt, of Royston hall, Norfolk, esq.; but, having had no issue, is succeeded by his twin brother Frederick, born in 1798, but at present unmarried. His youngest and only other brother, the Hon. Arthur Thellusson, has married Caroline-Anna-Maria, second daughter of Sir Christopher Bethell Codrington, Bart. and has issue one son and two daughters.

His Lordship's funeral took place at Rendlesham church on the 20th Sept. attended by his widow and his brother the Hon. Arthur Thellusson.


June 23. At her villa of d'Joun, on Mount Lebanon, eight miles from Sidon, in Syria, aged 63, Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope, half-sister to Earl Stanhope.

This clever but eccentric woman was born on the 12th of March, 1766, the eldest child of Charles third Earl Stanhope, by his first wife, Lady Hester Pitt, eldest daughter of William first Earl of Chatham, and sister to the great statesman William Pitt.

Lady Hester Stanhope received the grant of a pension of 12007. charged on

the 4 per cent. duties, on the 30th of Jan. 1806. At the same date pensions of 6001. each were conferred on her sisters, Lady Griselda Tekell and Lady Lucy Rachael Taylor, and on her half brothers, Major the Hon. Charles Banks Stanhope (afterwards slain at Corunna), and the Hon. James Hamilton Stanhope, who died a Lieut.-Colonel in 1825. The reason of her Ladyship having a double share,* seems to have been that she was the Minister's favourite neice. She told Dr. Madden, "When Mr. Pitt was out of office, I acted as his secretary, and he had then as much business as ever. He seldom opposed my opinions, and always respected my antipathies. In private life he was cheerful and affable; he would rise in the midst of his gravest avocations to hand me a fallen handkerchief; he was always polite to women, and a great favourite with many of them; but he was wedded to the State, and death only could divorce him from his Country."Madden's Travels in Turkey.

In Feb. 1838, our Foreign Secretary, Lord Palmerston, had received such an account of the condition of some of Lady Hester Stanhope's creditors, that he was induced to send to the British Consul for Syria instructions to stop the payment of her Ladyship's pension. Lady Hester, indignant at this treatment, wrote some remarkably high-spirited letters, not only to Lord Palmerston, but also to the Duke of Wellington, and various persons of influence at home, which were published in most of the newspapers in November last.

We are not aware for how many years Lady Hester Stanhope had been resident in the East, but we believe for more than twenty. Dr. Madden thus describes her habitation :-"Her villa of d'Joun is eight miles distant from the town (of Sidon). There is no village in its vicinity-hemmed in on all sides by arid mountains. This residence is shut out from the world, and is at the mercy of the Bedouins, if they had the audacity to attack it. But of this there is little fear; they regard her Ladyship as the Queen of the Wilderness. **** The room into which I was ushered was in the Arab style. A long divan was raised at the end, about a foot and a half from the ground; and, at the further corner, as well as a glimmering lamp would allow me to distinguish,

*In subsequent documents we find her Ladyship's pension set down as 9001. and again as 15007. We rather think it increased to the latter sum by the demise of others of her family.

I perceived a tall figure in the male attire of the country, which was no other than Lady H. herself. She received me, in the most gracious manner, arose at my entrance, and said that my visit afforded her great pleasure. *** One of the most striking features in her Ladyship's character is, that she reads the stars, and is guided by them. Her Ladyship's influence over the Turkish Pachas of Syria has greatly diminished, and for an excellent reason - that she has no longer wherewithal to buy the rogues' protection. Her establishment formerly consisted of 30 or 40 domestics, and a great number of girls, whose education was her employment; but they have all deserted her, with the exception of five servants, and on their fidelity her life is now dependent. Several attemps have been lately made to break in at night; people have been found murdered who were attached to her, and the corpse of a stranger, a few days ago, was found lying near her gate. Her habits are peculiar; she retires to rest at the dawn, and rises in the afternoon; she takes her meals in her own apartment, and never with her guests; she drinks no wine, and very seldom eats meat. Tea was sometimes brought in towards two in the morning. Part of her Ladyship's conversation turns upon some of our late and most famous statesmen and politicians," of which the traveller proceeds to give some specimens.

"As to leaving this country, (she said,) your advice is in vain; I never will return to England. I am encompassed by perils; I am no stranger to them; I have suffered shipwreck off the coast of Cyprus; I have had the plague here; I have fallen from my horse, near_Acre, and been trampled on by him; I have encountered the robbers of the Desert, and when my servants quaked I have gallopped in amongst them, and forced them to be courteous; and when a horde of plunderers was breaking in at my gate, I sallied out amongst them, sword in hand, and after convincing them that, had they been inclined, they could not hurt me, I fed them at my gate, and they behaved like thankful beggars. Here I am destined to remain; that which is written in the Great Book of Life who may alter? It is true I am surrounded by perils; it is true, I am at war with the Prince of the Mountains and the Pacha of Acre; it is very true, my enemies are capable of assassination; but if I do perish, my fall shall be a bloody one. I have plenty of arms-good Damascus blades; I use no guns; and while I have an arm to wield a hanjar, these

barren rocks shall have a banquet of slaughter before my face looks black in the presence of my enemies!"

At the period of her death Lady Hester had no English attendant upon her person, though the number of her domestics amounted to twenty-three. It was only the day before her decease that she sent for medical advice to Beyrout, but it was too late to be of service. The excel

lent English consul in that city offered every assistance in his power, but it was unfortunately unavailing. Accompanied by the Rev. W. Thompson, an American missionary, he performed over the body the last offices of Christian burial. This lady, so celebrated in Europe for her eccentric habits and anti-national prejudices, was nevertheless a woman of a very strong, we may add undaunted mind. The fame of her piety and her almsgiving was dif fused from Mount Lebanon, with its settled dwellers, to the furthest nomade wandering tribes of the sands of Arabia.

SIR JOHN RAMSDEN, BART. July 15. In Hamilton Place, Piccadilly, in his 84th year, Sir John Ramsden, the fourth Baronet, of Byrom, co. York (1689).

Sir John Ramsden was the only son of Sir John Ramsden, the third Baronet, by Margaret, daughter of William Norton, of Sawley, esq., and widow of Thomas Liddell Bright, of Badsworth, esq. He succeeded his father in the title at an early age, on the 10th of April, 1769. During the parliament of 1780-4 he sat for the borough of Grampound, but we believe the whole of his senatorial career was comprised within that period. On the formation of the Pontefract volunteers, he was appointed the senior captain, by commission dated 9th August, 1803.

Sir John Ramsden is succeeded in his title and estates (which include nearly the whole of Huddersfield) by his grandson, now in his eighth year. He married on the 7th July, 1787, the Hon. Louisa Ingram, fifth daughter and co-heiress of Charles ninth and last Viscount Irvine of the peerage of Scotland (and sister to IsabellaAnne Marchioness of Hertford, Lady William Gordon, &c.) ; and by that lady, who survives him, he had issue four sons and five daughters. The former were: 1. John Charles Ramsden, esq., formerly M.P. for Yorkshire, who died Dec. 29, 1836, having married the Hon. Isabella Dundas, youngest daughter of Thomas first Lord Dundas, by whom he left issue a son and heir, now Sir John William Ramsden, who has succeeded his grandfather (See a biographical notice of Mr. Ramsden, in our Vol. VII. p. 318); 2. Captain William Ramsden, R.N., who

married, in 1827, Lady Annabella Paulet, eldest daughter of the Marquess of Winchester; 3. Charles, in the army, who married, in 1828, the Hon. Harriet-Frances Byng, daughter of Lieut.-Gen. Lord Strafford, G. C.B. and G.C.H. The daughters were: 1. Louisa; 2. the Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Lady Hawke, married in 1821 to Edward-William Lord Hawke, and died in 1824, without issue; 3. Caroline- Margaret, married in 1831, to the Rev. Lord Charles Paulet, second son of the Marquess of Winchester, and has issue a son; 4. Anne; and 5. the Right Hon. Frances-Catharine Lady Muncaster, married, in 1828, to Lowther-Augustus-John Lord Muncaster, who left her a widow, with several children, in 1838.

Sir John Ramsden has left the various members of his family very richly provided for.

SIR ROBERT GRIERSON, BART. Aug. 8. At Rockhall, Dumfriesshire, Sir Robert Grierson, the fourth Baronet, of Lag, co. Dumfries (1685); a Lieutenant on half pay of the 11th foot.

"He was

The age of this truly venerable and remarkable man had long been variously computed; parish registers were badly kept a century ago, and, fond as ancients usually are of reverting to the days of other years, the deceased was so modestly peculiar in this and some other matters, that he shunned rather than obtruded the subject. At the death of his near relative and intimate friend, the late Marquis of Queensberry, he remarked to the family surgeon, an old man, sir;" and, when the doctor demurred to this opinion, added, “he was the same age as my eldest son" (now Sir Alexander Grierson), without making any nearer allusion to his own patriarchal standing. In 1807, that is, thirty-two years ago, his name headed the freeholders of Dumfriesshire, a circumstance in itself very remarkable, and which in the opinion of the sheriff clerk of the county is altogether unprecedented. That he was above a hundred may be considered certain, and popular opinion is obstinate in asserting that he had entered his 106th year. Although very temperate himself, he dispensed a generous hospitality, was fond of exercise in the open air, excelled in all sporting and athletic arts, and perhaps trod the moors consecutively for a longer period than any other man of rank and fortune that ever existed. His constitution was remarkably sound and vigorous; to sickness he was a stranger; never was confined to bed a single day, and only a few hours preceding his death talked of tak

ing his usual carriage drive. Singularly gifted in regard to health, he appeared equally exempt from the pangs of dissolution, "dropped like a pear grown fully ripe," and slept rather than struggled away. His contemporaries in "life's morning march" had all gone down to the grave before him; and hundreds who had emigrated to all parts of the world were astonished on their return-some at the distance of an ordinary life time-to find Sir Robert Grierson not merely alive, but mentally and bodily firm and erect, as one who had discovered the elixir vitæ.

In 1766 the deceased entered to the entailed estate of Rockhall, on the demise of his father, Sir Gilbert, a younger son of the well-known Grierson of Lag, (the first Baronet, who married Lady Henrietta Douglas, daughter of James second Earl of Queensberry). Previous to this event he had become a soldier, served a year as ensign in the 6th, or Blackcuffs, and five years in the 11th. His commission in the latter regiment is dated 10th October, 1761, and he actually drew half-pay for the extraordinary period of 76 years.

Part of his military life was spent abroad, and he was present at Gibraltar when a feu de joie was fired in honour of the birth of George IV. With other parts of the continent of Europe he was also acquainted, and the writer of this imperfect sketch once heard him talk of ascending Mount Vesuvius, the apex of which he described as so steep that the guides found it necessary to go a little way before, and assist strangers up by means of ropes.

During the troubles of 1794, government resolving to name lords-lieutenant of counties, and raise over the country fencible regiments, William, the last Duke of Queensberry, as Lord Lieutenant of Dumfriesshire, enrolled a cavalry corps, the command of which was offered to Sir Robert Grierson; and although he declined that honour, he accepted the office of senior captain. Volunteer corps came next into fashion, and the deceased again evinced his zeal for the public service by recruiting an excellent company from the ranks of his own tenants and neighbours, in Mousewald and Torthorwald; and when these merged into local militia, he accepted the rank of major, an office which he held till the force was disembodied. He was thus much of a military man, drew halfpay, as has been stated, for more than twice the average term of human life, and was the oldest officer in the service a good many years previous to his death. In other respects he mingled little in

public business, took no prominent share in politics, avoided revelry and ostentation, managed with discretion the affairs of his estate, was of easy access, and lived beloved and respected by all, near or at a distance, whether of his own or inferior rank, down to the humblest of his tradesmen and servants.

The remains of this "good old country gentleman" were interred in Mousewald churchyard on the 15th August, in presence of about 300 mourners. The tenantry having specially requested that a hearse might be dispensed with, the coffin was borne by willing arms a distance of more than two miles. The procession, consisting of 150 pedestrians, about 30 carriages, and a good many horsemen, covered half a mile of road, and was witnessed by hundreds on its passage. Matrons and maids, grandsires and children, were seen stationed on sunny knolls-the old to obtain a last lingering look of the remains of one they had respected so long, and seen so often -and the young that they might epoch in their several lives that they had gazed on the funeral of old Sir Robert Grierson. Prayers were said at the Mansion House by the minister of the parish, and the Rev. Dr. Wallace; and the beautiful funeral service of the church of England was impressively read in the grave yard and family aile by the Rev. Charles Babington. The company then slowly dispersed, and the sentiment was general -"take him for all in all, we ne'er shall look upon his like again." About 200 beggars attended at the office-houses, and it was understood that some of them had travelled distances of 10 or 15 miles to obtain the customary dole when a baron dies. Nearly 100 females of all ages clustured under a huge beech tree, and their appearance, which was not a little singular, must have reminded many of Sir Walter Scott's description of a similar scene in the "Bride of Lammermoor."

Sir Robert Grierson married, in 1778, Lady Margaret Dalzell, daughter of Alexander, who, but for the attainder, would have been 7th Earl of Carnwath, and cousin to the late Earl. His good lady died many years ago, having had issue four sons and six daughters; of whom the eldest, now Sir Alexander Grierson, married his cousin-german Elizabeth, daughter of Richard (styled) Lord Dalzell.


June 7. At Shadwell Lodge, Norfolk, in his 86th year (after many years' protracted suffering), Sir Robert John Buxton, Bart.

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