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er-officio informations, for publishing cer- had persuaded many persons that some old tain parodies on the Church of England's gentleman had left him £700,000 a-year, Catechism, the Litany, and the Creed of St in various countries. It is said he is now Athanasius. The defendant pleaded his in France. (See page 182, last Volume.) own cause with great ability and perseve Remarkable Longevity. There are now rance, speaking the first day for four hours, living in Dumfries, in the Friar's Vennel, and on each of the two latter days between and within a few yards of each other, seven seven and eight hours. He rested his de- persons, whose united ages make the astofence chiefly on the ground, that the au- nishing number of 601 years. ibors of innumerable parodies of a similar Port of Leith.---By a comparative statenature, written by statesmen, clergymen, ment just published, it appears, that the and lawyers, some of whom were still alive, number of ships entered inwards from had not been prosecuted. His parovlies, he abroad at the port of Leith in 1817, excontended, were merely political squibs, ceeds that of 1816, by 310 vessels ; and the and were never intended, nor were they cal. number cleared outwards in the same peculated, to bring religion into contempt; riod, exceeds that of 1816, by 197. In the but as they tended to expose the measures coasting trade, the excess of vessels inwards of Government, his Majesty's Ministers is 304, and outwards, 423. The number wished to bring down their vengeance upon of vessels at present belonging to the port him ; from which he hoped the jury would is 197; their tonnage, 24,153 tons. shield him by a verdict of acquittal. The 2.--Dense Fog:-On Wednesday the 31st jury in each case found Mr Hone not guil- ult. a fog of uncommon denseness and duty. A subscription has been opened in ration enveloped London. Upon an aveLondon, to indemnity Hone for the losses rage, ten feet was the distance at which obhe may have sustained from these trials. jects became invisible out of doors. Within

27.-- London Gourmands.-- It is computed them, it was impossible to read without a that upwards of 60 cwt. of turkeys were candle. consigned to London during this week from 5.-Successful Navigation. The Union, Voriolk and Sussex ; more than 35 cwt. of Arbroath, Captain Caithness, arrived at having been entered at the book-keepers' Leith on the 34 inst. with a general cargo, offices at Norwich, previous to Wednesday from Rotterdam. This vessel has, since evening.

the 21st February last, performed six foMelancholy Shipwrecks.-- This month reign voyages, namely, from Arbroath to has presented a melancholy detail of loss of Riga, and back; thence to St Petersburgh, shipping on the coasts of Britain and France, and back; and then to Liebau, and back; almost without parallel. In particular, we and, since her return from the last Baltic ray mention the loss of the Indian tran voyage, she has been thrice from Great Brisport, with 193 persons on board, off tain to Rotterdam, and back, with cargoes l'shant, on the 8th or 9th of the month. out and home. She was bound from Plymouth to the Spa The brigantine Antelope, Captain Nicol, nish main, with adventurers to join the pa. arrived at Dundee last week, with a cargo triot cause; and every one of them, as well of wheat from Dantzie, having performed as the crew, and several women and chile the voyage out and home in thirty-four dren, perished. His Majesty's sloop of war days. During the past season, this vessel Martin, was lost near Kiirush, on the 7th, has been five times up the Baltic from Dunand a number of the crew were drowned. dee; the first one to Liebau, the second and On the 14th, the inhabitants of Montrose third to Riga, and the fourth and fifth to beheld the melancholy spectacle of a packet, Dantzic. In the course of that period, a the Forth, from Aberdeen to Leith, dashed number of vessels have made four voyages, to pieces at their harbour mouth, and the which is considered very good; but the aew and passengers, 21 in number, perish, Antelope, we believe, is the first instance of Sithout the possibility of affording them any vessel trom Scotland or England makSucedur. And on the lab, the brig Glean- ing five voyages to the Baltic in one season. et, of Aberdeen, while attempting to take Extraordinary Fast Suiling.– The Onthat harbour, was swallowed up, in view of tario, Captain Goold, which sailed from innumerable spectators on the pier. The Dublin on the 28th of September, arrived gales were still more destructive to the in New York in 3] days. This ship has north of Aberdeen, and among the Orkney made four trips across the Atlantic this Islands, where many wrecks have come on year--twice from New York to Dublin, shore, and almost in every case with the and twice from Dublin to New York; and loss of all on board.

during the four voyages, was altogether

only 109 days at sea. JANUARY, 1818.

8.-The Lunatic Asylum for the West 1.-The " fortunate youth" has now been Riding of Yorkshire, was opened last week, proved a complete impostor. A long ac- having received 150 patients. It cost upcount has been pubiished in a London pa- wards of £40,000. per of his monstrous delusions, by which he Scottish Burgh Reform.-Several of the

incorporations of Glasgow have had meet. held a meeting in Freemasons' hall, about ings, and passed resolutions, expressive of 400 in number, and passed resolutions to their determination to employ every legal support their fellow-citizens in procuring means to obtain a new set for the burgh. the desired reform ; and also to use every -The inhabitants of Lanark, and of the means in their power to regain the manageburgh of Inverury, are now also at issue ment of their own funds out of the hands of with their magistrates on the subject. The the magistrates. contest between the corporations and ma The magistrates of Dingwall have acgistrates of Edinburgh, still remains unde- ceded to the wishes of the inhabitants, in cided ; but on the 16th ult. the other pub- applying for a change in the set of the lic bodies were joined by the guildry, who burgh.

BRITISII LEGISLATION.

Acts passed in the 57th Year of the Rriun of George III. or in the Fifth Session of the

Fifth Parliament of the United Kingdom.

CAP. XCI. To enable Justices to settle whether by one broker or more, 6d. in the the Fees to be taken by the Clerks of the pound on the value of the goods.-CataPeace of the respective Countics and other logues, sale and commission, and delivery Divisions of England and Wales.--July of goods, ls. in the pound on the net pro 10.

duce the sale. A printed copy of the Justices at the annual, general, and quar- aet is required to be hung up in every sester sessions, to settle a table of fees to be sions' room in England and Wales. Party taken by the clerks of the peace, who shall aggrieved to apply to a justice, who may not demand more, on penalty of L. 5 for adjudge treble the amount unlawfully taevery offence. Printed or written copies of ken, to be paid with costs, which may be such tables to be hung up in some conspi. levied by distress. No judgment to be cuous place where the sessions shall be given against any landlord unless he perheld ; and a penalty of L. 7 upon clerks sonally levies the distress. Brokers to give neglecting so to do. All suits by virtue of copies of their charges to persons distrainthis act to be brought within three months ed. after the offence committed.

Cap. XCIV. To amend an Act of the Cap. XCII. To regulate the Administra- last Session of Parliament for the more tion of Oaths in certain case's to Officers in casy assessing of County Rates.--July 10. his Majesty's Land and Sca Forces. July Rate to be raised notwithstanding appeale 10.

until determination of justices. In case This act enables the secretaries of state, justices order rate to be set aside or loweror other persons lawfully authorized, to de- ed, the money paid subsequent to the apliver commissions or warrants to officers peal to be returned out of the county rate. both naval and military, without requiring Fourteen days notice of intention to appeal them previously to take certain oaths, and to be given in writing. Expences of apsubscribe certain declarations, enjoined by peal to be paid in such proportions as the former acts, which practice has been long justices shall award. disused in the army ; but this act does not

Cap. XCV. To exempt the Territories extend to the oaths to be taken by ofhcers within the limits of the East India Comafter receiving their commissions.

pany's Charter from certain of the NaviCap. XCII.

To regulate the Costs of gation Laus.---July 10. Distresses levied for Puyment of Small Cap. XCVI. for suspending, until the Rents. July 10.

1st day of August 1820, the Duties on No person making any distress for rent, Coals and Culm remourd coastwise within where the sum due shall not exceed L. 20, the Principality of Wales, and granting shall take other charges than mentioned in other Duties in lieu thereof.July 10. the schedule annexed, nor charge for any Cap. XCVII. For ratifying Articles of act not done. The remedy is by complaint Agreement entered into by Viscount Gage before a justice, who may adjudge treble and the Commissioners of his Majesty's the amount unlawfully taken, with costs. Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues; and Brokers, auctioneers, &c. are to give copies for the better Management and Improve. of their charges to the persons distrained.- ment of the Land Revenues of the Crown The only charges allowed by the schedule July 10. are,-Levying Distress, 3s.---Man in Pos This act ratifies the purchase of the session per day, 2s.6d. Appraisement, High Meadow estate, the property of Vis

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, in the counties of Gloucester his late Majesty King George I., intituled, and Monmouth, for the sum of L. 155,863, "An Act to prevent frivolous and vexatious

and the commissioners of woods are em Arrests,and of an Act passed in the Fifth Typovered to sell other possessions of the Year of his Majesty King George 11. to

torn to raise the purchase money. They erplain, amend, and render more effectuit!

are also empowered to purchase, on behalf the said former Act; and of Two Acts pasEl talde of the crown, other lands lying adjacent to

sed in the 19th and 43d years of the reign the royal forest

, and to sell parts of the of his present Majesty, extending the Proare a

uTorn lands to provide the purchase mo visions of the said former Acts._July 11. Tiey, The old Palace, and other buildings Cap. CII. To defray the Charge of the belonging to it at Newmarket, to be sold. Pay, Clothing, and contingent Expenses of The commissioners of the New Street Act the Disembodied Militia in Great Britain enabled to make leases in exchange for and of the Miners of Cornwall and Devon ; other leasehold property, and their powers and for granting Allowances in certain extended to the west side of the Haymar.

Cascs to Subaltern Office?s, Adjutants, ket

, and between the Haymarket and the Quarter-masters, Surgcons' Mates, and
east side of the New Street. Market Row Serjeant Majors of Militia, until the 25th
South to be shut up. Small rents belong day of March 1818.-July 11,
ing to the late W. H. White in various

Cap. CIII.

For defraying, until the counties to be vested in the Commissioners 25th day of June 1818, the Charge of the in trast, to be sold for the payment of a

Pay and Clothing of the Militia of Iredebt of L. 41,000, due from him to the land ; and for making Allowances in cer. Crown.

tain cases to Subaltern Officers of the said del Cap. XCVIII. For ratifying the pur. Militia during Peace. July 11.

Please of the Impropriate Rectory of St Ma Cap. CIV. To reduce the Number of palemboue

, in the County of Middlesex.— Serjeants, Corporals, and Drummers, in July 10.

the Militia of Ireland, whilst disembodied, The right of nomination to this rectory, July 11. argether with the patronage of Portman, Cap. CV. To encourage the Establish. Bentinck, Quebec, and St John, Portland, ment of Banks for Savings in Ireland. Oxford, Welbeck, Margaret and Bruns- July 1l. vick chapels, authorized by this act to be Cap. CVI. To provide for the Estabpachased of the Duke of Portland for the lishment of Asylums for the Lunatic Poor Coen, for the sum of L. 40,000. In case in Ireland.July 11. of the parish shall become va

The lord lieutenant may direct any numcanto

, no permanent nomination to be made ber of asylums for the lunatie poor to be without the consent of Parliament.

erected; each asylum to contain not less Cap. XCIX. To consolidate and amend than 100 nor more than 130 patients. the Laws relating to Spiritual Persons Money to be advanced for the purpose out Hilding Purms ; and for

enforcing the Re- of the Consolidated Fund. sidence of Spiritual Persons on their Bene Cap. CVII. To provide for the more de

end for the Support and Mainten- liberate Investigation of Presentments to be

of Stipendiary Curates in England. mude by Grand Juries for Roads and PubJuly 10,

lic Works in Ireland, and for accounting Cap

. C. To renew the Powers of ex- for Money raised by such Presentments.-terating Small Livings and Charitable July 11. institutions from the Land Tor, and for

Cap. CVIII.

For the Regulation of lesaking further Provision for the Redemp- vying Tolls at Fairs, Markets, and Ports, fion of the Land Tar.July 10.

in Ireland.—July ll. Commissioners under the Great Seal

Cap. CIX.

To abolish the Subsidy way exonerate small livings and charitable and Alnage of the Old and New Draa Estitutions not exceeding L. 150 a year peries, and of all Woollen Manufactures, from land tax, without payment of any con

in Ircland; and to authorize the Payment bideration. After the passing of this Act,

out of the Consolidated Fund of an and before June 24, 1818, the considera- Annual Sum to John Lord de Blaquiere, tin for redeeming the land tax on mes. during the Continuance of his Interest sages and premises not exceeding one in the Office of Alnager.- July 11. fourth of an acre, to be calculated at Cap. CX. To make further Regueighteen times the annual amount, to be lations for the better collecting and paid in one sumn, in three months from the securing the Duties upon Spirits distileste of the contract.

led in Ireland.July 11. Cap. CI. To continue an Act intituled,

Cap. CXI. To suspend, until the As Act further to extend and render more 10th day of October 1819, a Part of the Pretral certain Provisions of an Act pas. Duties on Sweets or Made Wines.-- July ved in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of 11.

the curacy

PATENTS LATELY, ENROLLED.

JAMES MASON CHAMPNESS, whitesmith, Communicated to him by a foreigner residing aand HENRY BINKS, clock and watchmaker, broad. November 1. both of Cheshunt Street, Hertfordshire, for certain HENRY MEADE OGLE, of Turnham Green, improvements on axletrees of carriages of various Middlesex, Esq. for improvements in and on tea descriptions. August 28, 1817.

and coffee-pots, or biggings. November 1. JOSEPH MANTON, of Davies Street, Berke GEORGE CLYMER, late of Pennsylvania, but ley Square, in the parish of St George's, Hanover now of Comhill, London, mechanie, for certain Square, Middlesex, gunmaker, for certain in improvements in writing presses. November 1, provements in locks for fire-arms. September 26. THOMAS CURSON HANSARD, of Peter

JOHN DALE, of White Lion Street, Penton borough Court, Fleet Street, London, printer, for ville, Middlesex, millwright, for the application certain inprovements on, and additions to, printof a certain material, hitherto unused for that pur ing presses, and also in the processes of printing. pose, to the making of rollers or cylinders of va Noveinber 1. rious descriptions. October 3.

DANIEL TOWERS SHEARS, of Fleet WILLIAM HARRY, of Morriston, near Swan Market, London, coppersmith, for a machine for sea, Glamorganshire, smelter of copper ores, for the cooling of liquids, and which may be applied an improvement or improvements in the building, to the condensation of vapour, and may be of constructing, or erecting the roofs or upper parts great utility in the condensing of spirits in the proof furnaces used for the smelting of copper and cess of distillation and cooling worts, beer, and other ores, or any of their metals, or for any other liquids. November 1. other purposes requiring strong fires. October 3. SAMUEL HALL, of Basford, Nottingham.

JOHN OLDHAM, of South Cumverjand shire, cotton-spinner, for a certain method of iinStreet, Dublin, Esq. for an improvement or im proving thread or yarn as usually manufactured, provements in the mode of propelling ships and of every description, whether fabricated from flax, vessels on seas, rivers, and canals, by the agency cotton, wool, silk, or any other vegetable, aniof steam October 10,

mal, or other substance whatsoever. November ROBERT DICKINSON, of Great Queen 3. Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, Middlesex, Esq. for SAMUEL HALL, of Basford, Nottinghaman improvement or improvements in the sea bea shire, cotton-spinner, for a certain method of imcons and their moorings. November 1.

proving every kind of lace or net, or any descripFREDERICK DIZI, of Crab Tree Street, Ful tion of manufactured goods, whose fabric is comhan, Middlesex, for certain improvements on posed of holes or interstices, made from thread or harps. November 1.

yarn, as usually manufactured, of every descripFRANCIS MARCELLIN MOLLE, of Buck tion, whether fabricated from flax, cotton, wool, lersbury, London, merchant, for gertain improve silk, or any other vegetable, animal, or other sub ments in propelling boats and other vessels. stance whatsoever. November 3.

APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.

I. CIVIL.

Charles Bourchier, Esq. to be Assistant-Solici

tor. Dec. 2.-Elias Cathcart, Esq. to be first President of the Speculative Society, Edinburgh. 9.--His Grace the Duke of Buccleugh and

II. ECCLESIASTICAL. Queensberry, to be President of the Caleionian Dec. 6.-Rev. W. Williams, to Rectory of Horticultural Society.

Rouseclench, Worcestershire. 13.-John Leach, 'Esq. now Sir John Leach, to --Rev. T. Fawcett, to the Rectory of Norton be Vice-Chancellor.

Davis, Northamptonshire. Sir T. Plumer, to be Master of the Rolls.

10.--Mr Andrew Kenedy, to be Minister of the the 17.-Robert Jameson, Esq. to be President of Associate Burgher Congregation, Keith. the Wernerian Natural History Society of Edin -Mr George Hill, to the Associate Congregation burgh.

of Shottsburn. 20.-Robert Melvil, Esq. to be Consul for the 15.-Rev. T. Blackburn, to the Rectory of ports of Amsterdam, the Helder, Vlieland, the

Crotten, near Wakefield. Texel, Terchelling, and Harlingen.

24.-Rev. Thomas Hill, to the Associate Con 29.-Dr Gillies, and Dr. William Beatty, to be gregation of Glenluce. two of the Prince Regent's Physicians Extraordi Jan. 3.-Rev. Joseph Hodgkinson, to the Recnary for Scotland.

tory of Duncote, Berks. George Bell, Esq. to be Surgeon in Ordinary Rev. Edward Offspring Holwell, to the Recto the Prince Regent for Scotland

tory of Plymptree, Devon. -James Sḥolto Douglas to be British Consul. --Rev. G. Bonson, to the Living of East BarkGeneral in the Empire of Morocco. 50).-Sir William Knighton, Bart, to be Auditor with, Lincolnshire.

Rev. John Brocklebank, to the Vicarage of the duchy of Cornwall, and Secretary and Keep of Melbourn, with the Rectory of Taversham, er of the Prince of Wales's Privy Seal and Council

Cambridgeshire. Seal. 1818. Jan. 6.-George Maule, Esq. to bc Soli

-Rev. Thomas Talbot, to the Rectory of Trose citor to the Treasury,--and

ton, Suffolk,

METEOROLOGICAL REPORT

The winter may be said to have set in with December. At the very commencement of this month a reduction of temperature took place, the thermometer sinking fre. quently 7 or 8, and once 17 degrees below the freezing point, and the average of the month may be reckoned low. Up to the 12th the weather was dry; from the 13th to the 19th it rained and snowed frequently; and from that period till the end, there was very little either snow or rain. The Barometer fluctuated greatly about the middle of the month, though apparently without any adequate cause at the place of observation.

Probably it was affected by the storms and hurricanes that prevailed in distant places a The average height of the barometer for the month is very low. The hygrometer was also low, but pretty steady, ranging generally from 3 to 7. The mean state of the atmosphere, with regard to dryness, was 0.00128 grains of moisture to the cubic inch.

The following is the average for the whole of 1817.

Thermometer, 4 daily observations, 45.750
Barometer, 2 ditto, ditto, 29.643
Hygrometer, 2 ditto, ditto, 13.000
Rain in inches and decimals, 28.506
Evaporation in ditto,

20.991
Mean state of dryness, 0.0017 grains of moisture to the cubic inch.

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE,
Extracted from the Register kept on the Banks of the Tay, four miles east from

Perth, Latitude 56° 25', Elevation 185 feet.

DECEMBER 1817.
Means.

Extremes.
THERMOMETER. Degrees.

THERMOMETER. Degrees Mean of greatest daily heat, 39.113 Greatest heat, 5th,

18,000 cold, 29.835 Greatest cold, 22d,

15.000 . temperature, 10 A.'m. 34.8.39 Highest 10 A. M. 5th,

17.500 10 P. M. 33.587 Lowest ditto, 23d,

23.000 of daily extremes, 31.484 Highest 10 P. M. 4th,

45.000 10 A. M. and 10' P. M. 34.113 Lowest ditto, 22d,

18.000 4 daily observations,

34.298
BAROMETER.

Inches.
BAROMETER. Inches.
Highest 10 A. M. 25th,

99.956 Mean of 10 A. M. (temp. of mer. 40) 29.393 Lowest ditto, 18th,

28.293 . 10 P. M. (temp. of mer. 40) 29.591 Highest 10 P. M. 25th,

29.925 both (temp. of mer. 40) 29.392 Lowest ditto, 18th,

28.320 HYGROMETER (LESLIES). Degrees.

HYGROMETER. Degrees. Mean of 10 A. M. 6.451 Highest 10 A. M. 3d,

14.000 10 P. M. 4.709 Lowest ditto, 21st,

1.000 both, 5.580 Highest 10 P. M. 28th,

12.000 Rain in Inches, 2.409 Lowest ditto, 16th,

0.000 Evaporation in ditto, 0.602 Greatest rain in 24 hours, 13th,

0.500 Far days 18; rainy days 13, 31 Least ditto, 5th,

0.027 Vind from W. of meridian, including N. 25 Greatest mean daily evap. 6th to loin, 0.0.33 froin E. side of meridian, including S. Least ditto, 16th to 21st,

0.008 General charaeter of the month : cold and frosty, with sudden changes,

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METEOROLOGICAL TABLE,

Kept at Edinburgh, in the Observatory, Caltonhill.
X. B.-The Observations are male twice every day, at eight o'clock in the morning, and eight o'clock

in the evening.
Ther. Baro.
Attach.

Attach.

Ther. Baro.
Wind. Remarks.
Ther.

Ther.

Wind. Remarks.

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des i M. 48 29.311 M. 47

Mild and
E. 42 .282 E. 45

W.
Dec. 17{\M. 3928.926 M. 39

Fair, but
dull.
E. 40 708 E. 40

Cble.

cold.
M. 37
.106 M. 40
Suns. & fair

M. 40 .211 M. 40
UE. 36
N. W
18

Fair forn.
.180 E. 40
for, hail aft.

E. 37
.205 E. 39 W.

rain aftern,
.596 M. 39
Mild and

M. 38
N. E.

19

.119 M. 39 E. 35 .461 E. 40

Showery, dull.

E. 39

E. .920 E. 39

wind mod. .185 M. 38 Rain at ngt. .425 E. 42 ) N. W. wind high.

20 M. 3329.362 M. 37 Sleet forn. E. 30 .329 E. 34

S. E.

frost aftern. 6 M. 47 28.910M. 45

Showery,

M. 28 .311 M. 31 21

Keen frost, .891/E. 41 W. wind mod.

.329 E. 31

S. E.
M. 38 -965 M. 391

snowy night Fair, wind

M. 28 22

.267 M. 31 E. 351

N. W. moderate. .950 E. 39

E. 26 .267 E. 29

s, E. Keen frost. M. 37 .9.30 M. 40

Fine daysun.
M. 30 .229 M. 30

Snow and

23
E. 36
.722E, 39 W.
wind mod.
E. 30 .154 E, 31

Cble.

frost. & M. 39 .440 M, 39

Dull and

M. 30
24
.643 M. 30

Frost, snow
E. 38
.874 E, 39 E.
cold. w. m.
E. 31

N. .765 E. 31

on ground. SM. 33 .935 M. 36 Snow, and

M. 28 792 M. 29
E. 30 .963 E. 35

W,
frost aftern.

25
E. 31 .805 E. 31

Chle. Ditto.
10
M. 29 .974M. 32

Keen frost,

M. 341
26
.645 M. 32

Frost forn.
E. 2929.145E. 39 N. W. wind mod.

E. 39 .342 E. 36
U
M. 28 .217 M. 30

Frost, wind

M. 37128.987 M. 35
W.
.266 E. 31 s

27

Stormy, fr. moderate. E. 35 29.111 E. 35

sleet, & snw. .302 M. 291 Frost, and

28

M. 31 .532 M. 34
E. 31 .399 E. 34 Oble.

dull.
E. 291 .733 E. 32 )

N. W.Keen frost. .865 M. 34) Fine frh day,

29
M. 31 .719 M. 31 )

Frost forn. (E. 34 .266E. 34 S. E. wind mod.

Chle.
E. 35
.487 E. 35

fresh aftern 14 M. 37 .126 M. 36 Fresh, heavy

M. 33
30
,562 M. 33

Rather frsh,
E. 59

E.
.925 E. 39
m. at night.
E. 36) .586 E. 36

S. W.

wind in l. .175 M. 38 Frost, sunt

M. 36 .592 M. 36

31
Cble.
LE. 36 29.196 E. 38

Mild forn. shine.

S. W.

E. 36 .729 E. 37 cold afteri M. .362

Frost .

s. W. fresh aftern. Cble.

12 M. 28 13 M. 34

25 M. 38

16. 38128:31: 38} chle. matn aftern.

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