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Justus Munn, a private, half a pension ; Elnathan sergeant, half a pension ; Stephen Powell, a priNorton, a private, three-fourths of a pension; Jo- vate, one-sixteenth of a pension ; John Rogers, a seph Otis, a private, half a pension; Thomas private, half a pension; William Smith Scudder, Parmelee, a sergeant, one eighth of a pension ; a private, half a pension; James Slater, a private, Chandler Pardie, a private, seven-eighths of a half a pension ; John Utters a private, threepension; Frederick Platt, a private, one-third of fourths of a pension; John Vaughn, a sergeant, a pension ; Daniel Preston, a private, one-third one-fourth of a pension ; Asa Virgil, a private, of a pension ; David Ranney, a private, three-one-fourth of a pension. fourths of a pension; Solomon Renolds, a pri- Of the District of New Jersey-William Crane, vate, two-thirds of a pension ; Isaac Richards, a a lieutenant, a full pension; William Oliver, a private, one-third of a pension; Samuel Rosset- lieutenant, two-thirds of a pension;

Joel Phelps, ter, a private, half a pension; Elijah Royce, a a private, half a pension; Samuel Taylor a corprivate, three-fourths of a pension; Elihu Sabin, poral, two-thirds of a pension. à private, half a pension ; Samuel Sawyer, a pri- Of the District of Pennsylvania - Joho Carvate, half a pension ; Nathan Scribner, a captain, diffe, a private, a full pension; Josiah Conckling, one-fourth of a pension; Thomas Shepherd, a a private, half a pension; William Dewitt, a priprivate, one-fourth of a pension; Amos Skeel, a vate, half a pension; Thomas Eagan, a matross, private, one-third of a pension ; Heber Smith, a half a pension; Jacob Fox, a private, one-third sergeant, half a pension ; Aaron Smith, a private, of a pension ; Alexander Garrett, a private, threeone-fourth of a pension; Edmund Smith, a pri- fourths of a pension ; Samuel Gilman, (alias Gilvate, half a pension; Josiah Spalding, a lieuten- more,) a private, half a pension ; Adam Godenant, half a pension; Samuel Stillman, a private, berger a private, one-fourth of a pension ; John half a pension ; Benjamin Sturges, a private, one- Haley, a corporal, three-fourths of a pension ; sixth of a pension ; Enoch Turner, jr., a private, David Hickey, a private, a full pension; Lawtwo-thirds of a pension ; Richard Watrous, a pri- rence Hipple, a private, half a pension; Nathanvate, three-fourths of a pension ; Stephen Wells, iel Hubble, a major, two-thirds of a pension; a lieutenant, half a pension ; Jonathan Whaley, Philip Lauer, a sergeant, one-fourth of a pension; a private, one-fourth of a pension; Ezra Wilcox, Charles McCormick, a private, a full pension; a private, one-fourth of a pension ; Azel Wood- William McHatten, a lieutenant, a full pension; worth, a private, three-fourths of a pension. Michal Orner, a private, one-fourth of a peasion; · Of the District of Vermont-Elijah Barnes, a Griffith Rees, a private, haif a pension ; Thomas private, one-fourth of a pension ; Elijah Bennett, Richart, a private, a full pension; Edward Wade, à private, half a pension; Gideon Brownson, a a private, half a pension; Thadeus Williams, a major, a full pension; Thomas Brush, a private, private, one-fourth of a pension ; John Wriglit, a one-fourth of a pension ; David Brydia, a private, sergeant, half a pension. half a pension ; Nathan Burr, a private, half á Or the District of Delaware-Donald McDonpension; James Campbell, a private, half a pen- ald, a corporal, a full pension. sion; Oliver Darling, a private, five-eighths of a Of the District of Maryland-John Bean, a pripension ; Samuel Eyres

, a private, one-fourth of vate, half a pension ; William Ormond, a private, a pension ; Asa Gould, a private, half a pension; three-fourths of a pension. Benjamin Gould, a private, half a pension; Ama- Of the District of Virginia-John Bell, a lieusa Grover, a private, one-third of a pension; Wil-tenant, three-fourths of a pension ; David Welch, liam Hazeltine, a private, half a pension ; Jona- a private, a full pension. than Haynes, a private, two-thirds of a pension; Of the District of Kentucky-James Speed, a Zimri Hill, a private, half a pension ; William lieutenant, a full pension. Hunt, a private, hali a pension ; Elijah Knight, Of the District of North Carolina-Jobo Bena private, one-fourth of a pension; Ebenezer ton, a private. a full pension; George Bledsoe, a McIlvain, a private, half a pension; William private, a full pension ; Thomas Chiles, a carMartin, a private, two-thirds of a pension ; Pliny tain, two-thirds of a pension ; James Christian, a Pomeroy, a private, four-fifths of a pension ; Mo- private, half a pension; Robert Harris, a private, ses Saunderson, a private, two-thirds of a pension; a full pension ; John Knowles, a private, twoJohn Stark, a captain, one-fourth of a pension; thirds of a pension; James Smith, a private, a Thomas Torrance, a private, half a pension ; Ben-full pension. jamin Tower, a private, two-thirds of a pension ; Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the William Waterman, a private, one-third of a pensions allowed by this act shall be estimated in pension ; John Wilson, a sergeant, one-third of a manner following, that is to say: A full pension pension.

to a commissioned officer shall be considered the Of the District of New York-Thomas Bald- one-half of his monthly pay, as by law establishwin, a sergeant, balf a pension ; Abraham Blau-ed; and the proportions less than a full pension, velt, a private, a fuli pension ; Thomas Brooks, a shall be the like proportions of half pay. And: private, three-fourths of a pension; Duncan Camp- full pension to a non-commissioned ofñcer or pribell, a lieutenant, half a pension ; William Cham- vate soldier, shall be five dollars per month; and penois, a private, three-fourths of a pension ; Rus- the proportions less than a full pension, shaii be sell Chappell, a private, balf a pension ; Jeremi- the like proportions of five dollars per month: ah Everett, a private, hall a pension ; Samuel Provided, That every commissioned oficer who Miller, a private, a full pension; Jared Palmer, a shall, by virtue of this act, be placed on the pedActs of Congress. sion list, as entitled to a sum less than a full pen- according to the contract, for the final redempsion, shall receive such pension only upon com- tion of the said stock. pliance with the same rule respecting a return of Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall the commutation which he may have received, be lawful for the said Commissioners of the Sinkas is provided for in the case of Captain David ing Fund, and they are hereby required, to cause Cook, by an act of Congress passed December the to be reimbursed and paid, in manner before presixteenth, one thousand seven hundred and nine- scribed, such sum and sums, as, according to the ty-one.

right for that purpose reserved, may rightfully be Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the paid for and towards the reimbursement or repensioners aforesaid shall be paid in the same demption of all such balances of the funded debt manner as invalid pensioners are paid, who have or stock of the United States, bearing a present heretofore been placed on the list of pensioners of interest of six per centum per annum, or which the United States, under such restrictions and re- will bear a like interest from and after the first gulations, in all respects

, as are prescribed by the day of January, in the year one thousand eight laws of the United States in such cases provided. hundred and one, as stand to the credit of certain Approved. April 20, 1796.

States, in consequence of an act passed on the thirty-first day of May, in the year one thou

sand seven hundred and ninety-four; and, with An Act in addition to an act, entitled “ An act making the consent of the said States, such additional

further provision for the support of Public Credit, sums as will render the reimbursement of the said and for the redemption of the Public Debt.” balances equal to that made upon the residue of

Be it enacted, fc., That it shall be lawful for the said stock, at the commencement of the prethe Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, and sent year. they are hereby required, to cause the funded Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That, in adstock of the United States, bearing a present in- dition to the sums already appropriated to the terest of six per centum per annum, to be reim- Sinking Fund, by the act, entitled * An act makbursed and paid in manner following, to wit: ing further provision for the support of Public First, by dividends to be made on the last days of Credit

, and for the redemption of the Public March, June, and September, for the present year, Debt," there shall be, and is hereby, in like manand from the year one thousand seven hundred ner, appropriated to the said fund, such a sum of and ninety-seven to the year one thousand eight the duties on goods, wares, and merchandise imhundred and eighteen, inclusive, at the rate of one ported, on the tonnage of ships and vessels, and and one-half per centum upon the original capi- on spirits distilled in the United States, and on tal. Secondly, by dividends to be made on the stills, as, with the moneys which now constitute last day of December for the present year, and the Sinking Fund, and shall accrue to it, in virtue from the year one thousand seven hundred and of the provisions already made by law, and the ninety-seven to the year one thousand eight hun- interest upon the sums which shall be annually dred and seventeen. 'inclusive, at the rate of three reimbursed, will be sufficient, yearly and every and one-half per centum upon the original capi- year, to reimburse and pay the said balances tal; and by a dividend to be made on the last day standing to the credit of certain States, in the of December, in the year one thousand eight hun-manner hereinbefore prescribed and directed. dred and eighteen, of such a sum as will be then Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That it shall adequate, according to the contract. for the finall be lawful for the Commissioners of the Sinking redemption of the said stock.

Fund to appoint a secretary, whose duty it shall Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be to record and preserve their proceedings and be lawful for the said Commissioners of the Sink-documents, and to certify copies thereof, when ing Fund, and they are hereby required, to cause

thereunto duly required ; and the said secretary the funded debt of the United States, upon which shall be allowed a compensation not exceeding an interest of six per centum per annum will two hundred and fifty dollars annually, for his commence on the first day of January, in the

services.

year one thousand eight hundred and one, to be reim

Approved, April 28, 1796. bursed and paid in manner following, to wit: First, by dividends to be made on the last days of March, June, and September, froin the year one An Act making an appropriation towards defraying the thousand eight hundred and one to the year one

expenses which may arise in carrying into effect the thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, inclu

Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, made sively, at the rate of one and one-half per centum

between the United States and the King of Great

Britain. upon the original capital. Secondly, by dividends to be made on the last day of December, from the Be it enacted, f-c., That, towards defraying the year one thousand eight hundred and one to the expenses which may arise in carrying into effect year one thousand eight hundred and twenty- the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, chree, inclusively, at the rate of three and one-half made between the United States and the King of per centum upon the original capital; and by a Great Britain, there be appropriated a sum not dividend to be made in the last day of December, exceeding eighty thousand eight hundred and in the year one thousand eight hundred and twen- eight dollars, to be paid out of the duties on imty-four, of such a sum as will be then adequate, I post and tonnage, to the end of the present year, Acts of Congress.

not already appropriated : Provided, That the seven hundred and ninety-five, the moneys arising compensations to be allowed to any of the Com- under the revenue laws of the United States, missioners appointed, or to be appointed, in pur- which have been heretofore passed, not already suance of any article of the said treaty, shall not appropriated to any other purpose, or so much exceed, to those who shall serve in Great Britain, thereof as may be necessary, be, and are hereby the rate of six thousand six hundred and sixty- pledged and appropriated for the payment of the seven dollars and fifty cents per annum ; and to annuity stipulated in the said treaty, to be paid those who shall serve in the United States, the to the said Indian tribes; that is to say, to the rate of four thousand four hundred and forty-five Wyandots, one thousand dollars; to the Deladollars per annum.

wares, one thousand dollars; to the Shawanees, Approved, May 8, 1796.

one thousand dollars; to the Ottawas, one thou

sand dollars; to the Chippewas, one thousand An Act making an appropriation for defraying the ex

dollars; to the Pattawatimas, one thousand dol. penses which may arise in carrying into effect the lars; to the Miamis, one thousand dollars; 10 the Treaty made between the United States and the Eel river, Wea, Kickapoo, Piankeshaw, and KasDey and Regency of Algiers.

kaskias tribes, each five hundred dollars: and to Be it enacted, fc., That, for the purpose of de- the said treaty shall be in force. And that a fur

continue so pledged and appropriated so long as fraying the expenses of carrying into effect the ther sum of one thousand five hundred dollars, Treaty made between the United States and the out of the moneys aforesaid, be also appropriated Dey and Regency of Algiers, the moneys arising to defray the cost of transportation, and other under the revenue laws of the United States, I contingent charges which may arise from the which have been heretofore passed, not already appropriated to any other purpose, or so much payment of the said annuity, according to the sti

pulations contained in the said treaty. thereof as may be necessary, to the amount of

Approved, May 6, 1796. twenty-four thousand dollars per annum, be, and the same are hereby pledged and appropriated for the payment of the annuity stipulated in the said An Act authorizing a loan for the use of the City of treaty, to be paid to the said Dey and Regency of

Washington, in the District of Columbia, and for Algiers; and to continue so pledged and appro- other purposes therein mentioned. priated, so long as the said treaty shall be in Be it enacted, f.c., Thai the Commissioners force.

under the act, entitled "An act for establishing Approved, May 6, 1796.

the temporary and permanent seat of the Govern

ment of the United States,” be, and they are An Act making an appropriation for defraying the ex

hereby authorized, under the direction of the Prepenses which may arise in carrying into effect the sident of the United States, to borrow, from time Treaty made between the United States and the to time, such sum or sums of money, as the said King of Spain.

President shall direct, not exceeding three bunBe it enacted, fc., That, for the purpose of de- dred thousand dollars in the whole, and not exfraying the expenses which may arise in carry

ceeding two hundred thousand dollars, in any one ing into effect the Treaty made between the Uni- year. at an interest not exceeding six per centum ted States and the King of Spain, a sum not ex- per annum, and reimbursable at any time after ceeding eighteen thousand six hundred and eighty, by instalments, not exceeding one-fifth of the

year one thousand eight hundred and three, three dollars, be, and the same hereby is appro- whole sum borrowed in any one year; which said priated, to be satisfied from the duties of impost loan or loans shall be appropriated and applied by and tonnage, to the end of the present year, not the said Commissioners in carrying into effect heretofore appropriated : Provided, That the compensation to be allowed to any of the Commis- the above recited act, under the control of the sioners, to be appointed in pursuance of any arti- President of the United States. cle of the said treaty, shall not exceed the rate of

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the three thousand five hundred dollars per annum.

lots, except those now appropriated to public use Approved, May 6, 1796.

in the said city, vested in the Commissioners aforesaid, or in trustees, in any manner, for the

use of the United States, now holden and reAn Act making appropriation for defraying the ex- maining unsold, shall be, and are hereby declared

penses which may arise in carrying into effect a and made chargeable with the repayment of all Treaty made between the United States and certain and every sum and sums of money, and interest Indian tribes northwest of the river Ohio.

thereupon, which shall be borrowed in pursuauce Be it enacted, fc., That, for the purpose of de- of this act: And to the end that the same may be fraying the expenses which may arise in carrying fully and punctually repaid, the said lots, or sa into effect the Treaty made between the United many of them as shall be necessary, shall be sild States and the tribes of Indians called the Wyan- and conveyed, at such times, and in such manner, dots, Delawares. Sawadees, Ottawas, Chinpe- and on such terms, as the President of the United was, Patta watimas, Miamis. Eel-river, Wea. Kic!- States, for the time being, shall direct : And the apno, Piankeshaw, and Kaskaskias, at Greer- moneys arising from the said sales shall be applied ville, on the third day of August, one thousand and appropriated, under his direction, to the dis

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charge of the said loans, aster first paying the ori- President of the United States be, and he hereby ginal proprietors any balances due to them re- is, authorized to cause other revenue cutters to be spectively, according to their several conveyances, built or purchased, in lieu of such as are or shall, to the said Commissioners or trustees. And if from time to time, become unfit for further serthe product of the sales of all the said lots shall vice; the expense whereof, as well as all future prove inadequate to the payment of the principal expenses of building, purchasing or repairing and interest of the sums borrowed under this act, revenue cutters, shall be paid out of the product then the deficiency shall be paid by the United of the duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, States, agreeably to the terms of the said loans; imported into the United States, and on the tonfor it is expressly hereby declared and provided, nage of ships or vessels. that the United States shall be liable only for the Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the repayment of the balance of the moneys to be President of the United States be, and he is hereborrowed under this act which shall remain un- i by, authorized to cause such revenue cutters as satisfied by the sales of all the lots aforesaid, if as shall, from time to time, become unfit for serany such balance shall thereafter happen. vice, to be sold at public auction, and the proceeds

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That every of such sales to be paid into the Treasury of the purchaser or purchasers, his or their heirs or as- United States. signs, from the said Commissioners or trustees, Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That so under the direction of the said President, of any much of this act as fixes the compensation of the of the lots herein before mentioned, after paying officers and men on board the said cutters shall the price, and fulfilling the terms stipulated and be and remain in force for the term of one year, agreed to be paid and fulfilled, shall 'bave, hold, and from thence to the end of the next session of and enjoy the said lot or lots so bought, free, clear | Congress thereafter, and no longer. and exonerated from the charge and incumbrance Approved, May 6, 1796. hereby laid upon the same.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioners aforesaid shall, semi-annually,

An Act to continue in force, for a limited time, an act, render to the Secretary of the Treasury a parti

entitled “An act declaring the consent of Congress

to an act of the State of Maryland, passed the twentycular account of the receipts and expenditures of

eighth of December, one thousand seven hundred all moneys entrusted to them, and also the pro

and ninety-three, for the appointment of a health gress and state of the business, and of the funds

officer." under their administration; and that the said Secretary lay the same before Congress, at

Be it enacted, fc., That the consent of Con

every session after the receipt thereof.

gress be, and is hereby, granted and declared to Approved, May 6, 1796.

the operation of an act of the General Assembly of Maryland, passed the twenty-eighth of Decem

ber, one thousand seven hundred and ninetyAn Act making further provision relative to the Revenue three, entitled " An act to appoint a health officer Cutters.

for the port of Baltimore, in Baltimore county,' Be it enacted, fc., That, from and after the first duty of one cent per ton, on all vessels coming

so far as to enable the State aforesaid to collect'a day of May, in the present year, there be allowed, into the District of Baltimore, from a foreign in lieu of the compensation now established, to the master of each revenue cutter, fifty dollars voyage, for the purposes in the said act

intended. per month; to each first mate, thirty-five dollars

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That this per month; to each second mate, thirty dollars to the end of the next session of Congress there

act shall be in force for one year, and from thence per month; to each third mate, twenty-five dollars per month; and to each mariner, not exceed after, and no longer. ing twenty dollars per month; to be paid by the

Approved, May 6, 1796. collectors of the revenue, wbo'shall be designated for that purpose.

An Act to repeal so much of an act, entitled “ An act Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States, penalties, fines, and forfeitures, which may be in- as directs that alternate sessions of the Circuit Court curred under the impost laws of the United States, for the District of Pennsylvania shall be hoiden at and recovered in consequence of information

Yorktown; and for other purposes. given by any officer of a revenue cutter, shall, Be it enacted, Lc., Tbat so much of the fifth after deducting all proper costs and charges, bé section of the act, entitled " An act to establish disposed of as follows: One-fourth part shall be the Judicial Courts of the United States," as difor the use of the United States, and be paid into rects that alternate sessions of the Circuit Court the Treasury thereof; one-fourth part for the offi- for the District of Pennsylvania shall be holden cers of the customs, to be distributed in the man- at Yorktown, be, and the same is hereby repealed; ner now provided, relative to that part of the for- and that all the sessions of the said Circuit Court, feitures they are now entitled to; and the re- sball, from and after the passing of this act, be mainder thereof to the officers of such cutter, to holden at the city of Philadelphia, excepting be divided among them in proportion to their only, when, at any session of the said court, the pay.

judges thereof shall direct the next session to be SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the holden at Yorktown, which they are hereby au

Acts of Congress. thorized and empowered to do, whenever it shall Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the appear to them to be necessary.

act, entitled " An act declaring the assent of ConSec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all such gress to certain acts of the States of Maryland, process of the said courts as may have issued be- Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantfore the passing of this act, and all recognisances ations," shall be continued, and is hereby dereturnable, and all suits and other proceedings clared to be in full force, so far as the same rethat were continued to the said Circuit Court for spects the States of Georgia, and Rhode Island the District of Pennsylvania, on the eleventh of and Providence Plantations. October next, in Yorktown, shall now be re- Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That this turned, and held continued to the same court, on act shall be and continue in force for the term of the same day, at Philadelphia. And to the end three years, and from thence to the end of the that suitors, witnesses, and all others concerned, next session of Congress thereafter, and no longer. may have notice of the alteration hereby made, Approved, May 12, 1796. the marshal of the said District of Pennsylvania is hereby required to make the same known by An Act authorizing the erection of a Lighthouse on proclamation, on or before the first day of August

Cape Cod, in the State of Massachusetts. next. Approved, May 12, 1796.

Be it enacted, fc., That it shall be the duty of

the Secretary of the Treasury to provide, by conAn act allowing compensation for horses killed in bat-tract, which shall be approved by the President

tle belonging to officers of the army of the United of the United States, for building a lighthouse States.

on Cape Cod, in the State of Massachusetts, (as Be it enacted, fc., That every officer in the soon as the necessary cession of land for the purarmy of the United States, whose duty requires pose shall be made by the said State to the Unihim to be on horseback in time of action, and ted States;) and to furnish the same with all dewhose horse shall be killed in battle, be allowed cessary supplies : And also to agree for the salaa sum not exceeding two hundred dollars, as a be appointed by the President for the superin

ries or wages of the person, or persons, who may compensation for each horse so killed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the tendence and care of the same: And that the provision contained in this act shall have retro

number or disposition of the light or lights in the spective operation, so far as the fourth day of said lighthouse, be such as may tend to distinMarch, in the year one thousand seven hundred guish it from others, as far as is practicable; and and eighty-nine: Provided, That no person shall that the light or lights on Gurnet-head, at the enreceive payment for any horse so killed, until he trance of Plymouth harbor, be altered or dimimake satisfactory proof to the Secretary at War, dollars be appropriated for the same out of any

nished, if necessary: And that eight thousand that the horse for which he claims compensation was actually killed under such circumstances as

moneys not otherwise appropriated. to entitle him to this provision, in all cases which

Approved, May 17, 1796. have heretofore taken place within one year after the end of the present session of Congress; and An Act to authorize Ebenezer Zane to locale certain in all cases which may take place hereafter, lands in the Territory of the United States northwithin one year after such horse shall have been west of the river Ohio. killed.

Be it enacted, fc., That, upon the conditions Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the hereinafter mentioned, there shall be granted to proof of the value of such horse shall be by the Ebenezer Zane three tracts of land, not exceeding affidavit of the quartermaster of the corps to which one mile square each, one on the Muskingum the owner may belong, or of two other credible river, one on Hockhocking river, and one other on witnesses.

the north bank of Sciota river, and in such situApproved, May 12, 1796.

ations as shall best promote the utility of a road

to be opened by him on the most eligible route An Act declaring the consent of Congress to a certain between Wheeling and Limestone, to be approred

act of the State of Maryland, and to continue an act by the President of the United States, or such declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of person as he shall appoint for that purpose: Prothe States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island (vided, such tracts shall not interfere with any exand Providence Plantations, so far as the same re- isting claim, location, or survey; por include any spects the States of Georgia, and Rhode Island and salt-spring, nor the lands on either side of the Providence Plantations.

river Hockhocking at the falls thereof. Be it enacted, fc., That the consent of Con- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, upos gress be, and is hereby granted and declared to the said Zane's procuring at his own expense the the operation of an act of the General Assembly said tracts to be surveyed in such way and manof Maryland, made and passed at a session begun ner as the President of the United States shall and held at the city of Annapolis, on the first approve, and returning into the Treasury of the Monday of November, in the year one thousand United States plats thereof

, together with warseven hundred and ninety-one, entitled " An actrants granted by the United States for military empowering the wardens of the port of Baltimore land bounties to ihe amount of the number of to levy and collect the duty therein mentioned.") acres contained in the said three tracts; and

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