Palestine Baptist Church Records

November 1859 - December 1937

Transcribed by Sherri from images donated by Joy Fisher from FHL Film #358487.

1859 - 1868

1869 - 1877

1878 - 1882

1883 - 1889

1890 - 1897

1898 - 1901

1900 - 1907

1908 - 1915

1916

 



From the Minutes Book Vol. 1

The United Baptist Church of Jesus Christ at palistine after its constitution on the 4 Day of November 1859 at 3 oclock Brother Barbee preacht then opened the Dors of the church then came forward Brother William Madden & sister Nancy Madden his companion & was received by a Relation of there Christian Experiance & was Baptised on the 6 of Day of november 1859 by Brother Stuard;

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The church met on the 5th of November & moved & seconded that a commity be a pointed to go to willow church & call for the ordination of Brother Wm L. Ragan for the paster of palistine

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November 6 1859 - Preaching by Brother W.H. Stuart; the offer for Joiners then came forward sister Susan Wood & was received in to full fellowship being Baptise in the Reformed church

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Nov 27, 1859 - Brother Ragan apointed moderator Brother Laban Mains apointed Clerk

1st - the opertunity offerd for the Reception of members - none
2nd. Bretheren of sister churches in vited to seats in counsel with us
3rd - peace of the Church cald for all in peace
4th - Referenceses - none
5th - a motion & seconded that there be a house keeper appointed for one year fro the 24th of December where upon Brother J.H. Mains agrees to keep it one year & the church is to pay to Brother Mains $4.00      Ragan Mod

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Dec 27, 1859 - Brother A.W. Mullins, Moderator, preached; Brother R. Wood Received in full fellowship, Baptised March 5th, 1860; Brother gilderoy Mains & Meriah his companion Joined Dec. 31st, 1859; Sister America Bradford came forward and joined by her relation of Christian Experiance & was Baptised the 5th day of March 1860.

January 3, 1860 - Preaching by Brother A.W. Mullins;  Cinda Ragan & sister mary L. Bosten Jointed & was Baptised 5 Day of March 1860 by A.W. Mullins in the Licking River

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Saturday January 4 1860 - preaching by Brother Ragan.

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January 29, 1860 - 5 Joined by Letter Brethern Robert Routt and margaret his companion, nimrod Routt & Mary his companion & Brother John Mains.

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February 1860 - Motion & seconded that Brother John C. Mains be appointed first Deacon & Brother Nimrod Routt be appointed second Deacon;  movd & seconded that Brotheren L Wood & gilderon Mains be appointed singing Clerks

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(Minutes of April, May and part of June, lost)

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June 1860 - that Brother Laban Mains wright a Letter of admition into the association to be read at our next meeting on saboth; preaching By Brother Robert Elrod; then came forward Artemisa Fields & Joined the untied Baptist at palistine & Brother Fields & his companion ware boath Baptise By Brother Ragan in Licking      Elrod Mod

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July 1860 4th Saturday - Moshiond & second that Brother Ragan & Bretheren John C. Mains, Nim Routt & Laban Mains Bear our Letter to the Ritchland assiciation and we send 50 cents to pay for minits; then came forward John Cummans & sister Lewizy his companion & sister Juley Mcarty & Joined by a Relation of there Experiance & will be Received in full fellow ship when Baptised    Ragan Mod

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August 1860 - the association

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September 1860 - prayer by Brother Robert Elrod; Moved & seconded there be A subscription Riting for signers to fence the meeting house; Brother Laban Mains wright out the subsription; the Lot to be fensed with plank; moshion second that Brother Ragan be cald for our pasture; the case Laid over till next meeting                    Elrod Mod

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October 1860 - Brother Ragan has answerd & a grees to preach for palistine church the Ensuing year for the sum signd $19.50

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Nov 1860 - No members Met in cas of sutch a rain

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Decem 1860 - Prayer by Brother Ragan; pease of the church cald for, none in peace; a motion that Brother Madden has violated the church rules; movd and seconded that Brethern nim Routt & Ritchard Wood wait on Brother Madden & Report at our next church meeting      Ragan Mod

January 1861 - peace of the church cald fer, not in peace; Publick acknowledgment By Brother madden & freely for gave By the Church; Publick acknowledg & also freely for gave; A comity a pointed to wait on Brother L Fields - Brethern nim Mcarty & Robert Routt; Brother John C. Mains a pointed to keep the house one year for $5.00    Ragan Mod

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February 1861 - pease of the church cald for, all in pease ; Lewis Fields Excluded for profanity & Drunkness; Sister america mains calls for a Letter; Sister Cinda Ragan calls for a Letter; the Church grants boath    Ragan Mod

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March 1861 - two members met;  no business transacted

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April 1861 - preaching by Brother Elrod     Elrod Mod

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May 1861 - a complaint against John Bradford & Wm Madden;  a comittee a pointed to wait on John Bradford; Bro Nim Routt & Robert Routt & Sister Cordela Hamilton to wait on Bro Madden

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une 1861 - Sister Hamilton Released as a commityl Brother Madden case continued to our next church day; Brother Routt Be Released as a comity from Bradford; a motion & second that John Bradford be Excluded.       Ragan Mod

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July 1861 - preaching by george marshall; peace of the church cald for, not in peacel Bro Madden's case taken up & disposed of By Excluding for swearing & drunkness; an indite ment a gainst J Bradford for swearing; a commity apointed Brother Woods & L J Bradford to Report at our next meeting      Marshall Mod

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September 1861 - Brother John Bradfords case Laid over; Bretheren Laban Mains,  Nim Routt & John & John C. Mains appointed to get a pastor for palistine

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October 1861 - John Bradford Excluded for profane swearing; A commity apointed to wait on Bro gilderoy Mains - Brethern Wood & L.J. Bradford; Brother Laban Mains appointed to watch over the church at palistine till a paster can be got   Bro R Wood apointed clerk

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November 1861 - The united Baptist church of Jsus christ met at palistine on the 4 Saturday in November & after prayer & instruction By Brother Laban Mains the church went in to business
movd & seconded that Bro Mains act as moderator
1 - a call for Joiners   none
2 - Brethern of sister churches invited to seats in counsel with us
3 - peace of the church cald for    all at peace
Motioned and seconded the commity Be Released on Bro gilderoy Mains
the stainding commity wait on Bro Ragan & Bro J.H. Mains to wait on Bro gilderoy Mains    J. Mains Mod

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December 1861 - Brother gilderoy Mains call for a motion & seconded to Release Bro mains; the church freely for gave him                                                                                 Ragan Mod

January 1862 - pease of the church cald for, not in peace; Refer cald for the committy; Delivered his message & was Released from the Duty; & Dismissing Sister Boston from a mong us; Bro Robert Routt & sister margrett his companion cald for their Letters was granted by the church;  Bro Laban Mains to write the Leters; Bro Wood came forward & made an open confession of his guilt; what he had done & said he hoped the Lord had forgave him & that the church would too; then a motion was maid & Second that the church for gave Bro Wood

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February 1862 - then came forward Bro Joel Hamilton & Sarah his wife & are under the watch care of the church til they get there Letter; moved and seonded that a superscription be writing out to get signors to pay Bro Ragan for his Labour; move and second that the clerk Right it out against ur next meeting & to collect the money & pay over         Ragan Mod

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March 1862 - prayer by Marshall        Marshall Mod

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May 1862 - no miister or paster came & the church adjurned

January 1863 - Movd & seconds that brother L Mains be apointed Moderator; Moved & seconds that Brother J.H. Mains & Bro Mcarty see brother Henry Bell if he will tend to the church at palistine the Ensuing year & what ill be the cost of his Labour

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February 1863 - Brother Henry Bell preahed. No business done.

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April 1863 - that sister susan Wood Receive a Letter the church grants him Request unaimous     H. Bell Mod    Laban Mains Cl

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May 1863 - preaching by Brother sanks; Mo & second that a commity Be apointed to wait on Brother John Cummins & tell him to come & fill his seat; Bro Mcarty & Laban Movd & secoded that Brother J.H. Mains notify sister mary Bradford to appear at our next meeting to Declare the truth to the gilt of Brother Nimrod Routt in a case alledg against him for a Breach of church Rules    
                                                                                              Brothe Bell Mod
   Laban Mains Cl

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June 1863 - preaching By Brother H Bell;  peace of the church, no in peace; the commitey Released on Bro Cummins; Sister Sary Bradford gives Evidence a gains Brother Routt that she saw him playing cards; Moshened & seconded that Brother Nimrod Routt be Excluded for the charge above mentioned; Moved & seconded that Brother J.H. Mains & John C. Mains wait on Brother Laban Bradford & Summons him to mak some acknoledgment    Brother Bell Mod   Laban Mains Cl

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July 1863 -  preaching by Brother Bell; the report of the committy heard & the committy Released the church waits on Brother Bradford til he can appear at our anual meting; the church chose Brother J.H. Mains as Deacon; the clerk chose to Rite the Leter to the sociation, the Deacon apointed to assist in writing the Leter     Adjurnd   Bell Mod     Laban Mains Cl

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August 1863 - Brother bell preacht on Thursday before the association

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September 1863 - preaching by Brother Henry Bell; Brother Bradford forgave for his offence

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December 1863 - motion & seonded that we continue the ministry from now to the first of March 1865; accepted by Brother Henry Bell to preach for us    Bell Mod    Laban Mains Cl

January 1864 - the church says gilderoy Mains to be the assisten clerk

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February 1864 - Motioned & second that the case between sister pickrell & Brother J.H. Mains not in gospel order it is Laid over till it is brout in gospel order; Movd & second that a commity be apointed to see Boath Sister Cordela Hamilton & Clerk Laban Mains be apoited to wait on sister pickral and report; Brother Bradford cald for his Leters the church granted; Brother Laban J. Bradford & his companion Salley A Bradford their Leter

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March 1864 - then came forward Brother Joel Hamilton & sister salley Hamilton & Joined by Letter; Motioned & seconded that sister pickrel be Dispelld & was Dispeld unanimou; the church adjurnd to meet on Saturday Before the 4 Saboth in Aprile      
                                                                                              Bell Mod      Labon Mains Cl

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Aprile 1864 - preaching by Brother Henry Bell; came forward Martha G. Hamilton & Joined By Experiance; Sister Martha G. Hamilton was baptised on the saboth after the 4 Saturday in Aprile 1864 & was Receivd in full fellow ship with the church at palistine Pendleton

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May 1864 - the church at Palistine granted time at 3 ocloc on our saboth meting for Brother Bell to preach at powersville

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June 1864 - Brother Minor Martin Joined by Experiance

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July 1864 - then came forward Brother L.J. Bradford & wife Joined by Leter; Movd that a commity be apointed to visit sistere King to fil her seat; the church appointed Brother James Hamilton & Brother Laban Mains; Movd that the Letter to the association be Received & selected Messengers to Bear it - Brethern L.J. Bradford, J.H. Mains & J.C. Mains    Bell Mod      Laban Mains Cl

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Decem 25, 1864 - then came forward mary E Hamilton & was Baptised on the 29 Day of December 1864

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December 26 1864 - Monday morning service Protracted meetin; then came forward & Joined by a Relation of hir christian Experiance sister Rachel Woods and was Baptised on the 28th of December 1864 Monday Evening; then came forward sister Melvina Cummins & Joined By a Relation of hir cristain Experiance & was Baptised on the 29 of December 1864

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December 28 (Wednesday evening) - then came for ward & Joined By a Relation of there christian Experiance Brother James Wood & son Laban Woods & his Daughter Nancy J. Woods & Isham T. Hamilton & they was Baptise By immersion of thursday the 29th Day of December 1864

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Dec. 29, 1864 (Thursday morning) - then came forward sister Liza Palmer & By a relation of hir christain Experiance & affextions Joined & was Received in full fellow ship being Baptised in the Reform church

(Evening service) then the meeting Closed on the 29 of December 1864      Bell Mod     Laban Mains Cl

January 1865 - on that nights meeting came forward sister sally A. Madden & Joined by a Relation of hir christain Experiance; moved & seconded that we call a Preacher then held an Election & Elected Brother Henry Bell by a unamos vote; the candadates was Brother Mullins & Brothe Denman & the one Elected                 Henry Ball Moderator   Laban Mains Clerk

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February 1865 - no meting in conciquence of the clemenecy of the weather

On 4 saboth after the miss church meetings in february 1865 then the Baptism of sister sally A. Madden took place in the willow creek near Brother R.H. Browning

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March 1865 -                        Henry Bell Mod     Laban Mains Clerk

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May 1865 - Commitey apointed to wait on sister palmer; Brother J.H. Mains & Brother miner Martin on the comity

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June 1865 - the report of the commity from sister palmer Received & the commity Released; it is the will of the church to Dispence with sister Palmers case & Let it Drop; Brother Hamilton Janies came forward & made some acknolegments & the church forgave him; a Dificulty betwen Brother Mcarty & sister Saley madden; a mother for the church to take it in hir self to try to have it settled in peace if posible; a commity appointed Brother Laban J. Bradford, Miner Martin, Laban Mains; Brother Samuel W. Mains Joined by Letter    
                                                                                  H Bell Mod   Laban Mains Cl

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August 1865 - the commity on the case betwen Brother Mccarty & sister Saley Madden is Released; a motion & the church is satisfyed seconded that the church be satis fyed with the acknowledgement of sister Salley Madden;  the church throwed the case out not to come in any more                                                 Henry Bell Mod    Laban Mains Cl

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September 1865 - Moved the church grant sister Nancy Madden hir Letter

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November 1865 - Movd & seconded that brother Laban Bradford be a treasurer; the church apointed Brother Bradford treasurer

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December 1865 - motion & second that Brother Bradford collect the money Back pay of 1863 the 14 moths year

February 1866 - Moved & second Brother Laban Mains act as Moderator; a commity appointed to in vite Brother gilderoy Mains & companion to fill there seats & make none (known) there absence; the commity is sister cordela Hamilton & Brother L Mains; a motion & seconded that Brother Nim Mccarty be Excluded for Dis oning to be a member with us - the church by hir vote says he is Excluded; the motion maid previs to this time & no second was seconded & Put to vote on Liza Palmer the church says she is not one of us for Bad Langage & immoral conduct Excluded; Motion & seconded to call a preacher - the church had the names of 4 Brothers Mullins, Ragan, Denman & Bell; the church then chose Brother Bell the vote stood for Bell & none for the others    
                                                                                          Laban Mains Mod & Clerk

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March 1866 - Brother Wm Madden Retored by vote of the church; Brother Laban Bradford house keeper one year; movd & seconded the house be Repaird

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Aprile 1866 - the report of the commity is Received; the church is satis fied with the acknowledgement of Brother gilderoy Mains

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July 1866 - to receive the Letter to send to the ass'n; those who threw in for the minits: (each 10₵) James Woods, Laban J. Bradford, M Martin, James B Hamilton, Laban Mains

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November 1866 - the Baptism of Josiah Blades & Hesther A. Blades the companion of Josiah Blades was Baptised on saboth after out church meting in November 1866

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December 1866 - Moved & seconded that a commmitty be apointed to wait on Brethern Joel Hamilton & gilderoy Mains Be in vited to fill there seats at next church; the committy is Bretheren James Hamilton & Laban Mains

January 1868 - that Brother J.T. Hamilton case Laid over till our next meeting; Moved & seconded that Brother Mcarty Be tride for impeaching; Borther Henry Bell for Preaching faulse Doctirn; the church prove mcarty gilty of faulsifying his word & Excluded him for his conduct                                                                           Henry Bell Mod    Laban Mains Cl

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February 1868 - that we bre with Brother J.T. Hamilton until our next meeting; a committy to visit Brother J.T. Hamilton & Report at our next; the commity Bretheren James Woods & John C. Mains

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March 1868 - no action on Brother J.T. Hamilton case on account of no Report from the commity; still continued till our next confress

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Aprile 1868 - that Brother J.T. Hamilton is no more one of us By a unanamous vote; Laban Mains & Joel Hamilton a committy to wait on sister King; to appoint a committy to attend to the building of the House & also to visit our sister churhes & im plore help; Bretherern Martin. John C Mains, James B. Hamilton & James Woods to visit the Different church & make there Returns to our next meeting

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June 1868 - commity on building the church House is to be continued; that Brother Laban J Bradford be appointed with the committy

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July 1868 - commity to select place for meeting of the association and comence Prepairing the stand & seats on friday & saturday befor the association; Joel Hamilton & Minor Martin vigelent comity to see that no intrusion saloon or huxter; Messegers names Laban Mains, L.J. Bradofrd & James B. Hamilton

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September 1868 - no members present; the paster was here accrding to apointment

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4 Sunday September came forward Mary Boswell & Joined the church

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October 1868 - the Baptism of Mary Boswell took place on the 4 saboth on October in 1868 at Hooks mill in Bracken County Ky

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November 1868 - on tuesday the 3 a potracted Meting commenced friday night & Saturday night; then came for Harvy Fields & His companion & Joind the United Baptis at palistine Pendleton County Ky; al so on Saturday night Martha J. Hamilton & sarah T. Mains & Rhoda Mains & on Sunday susan F. Mains By Letter; thos that was to be baptised was Baptised the 8th Day fo November at Rob Bradfords in WIllow Creek By Brother Henry Bell in gospel order; Wm Hamilton & Edward Hamilton Joined the untied Baptist church at Palistine on 2 Saboth in november 1868 & was Baptised in Willow creek on the 3; Wm Miller Joined in monday night after the 2 saboth in November in 1868 & was baptised on the 3 saboth in willow creek; Josefine Miller Joined on the night before the 3 Saboth and was baptised on the 3 Saboth in WIllow in 1868   

the untied Baptist church of Jesus Christ met at Palistine on Saturday Before the 4 Saboth in November 1868 and after Reading I singing & Prayer By Brother Laban Mains then the church went in to the Church business; Brother J.H. Mains apointed moderator      Ishmael Mains Mod   Laban Mains Clerk

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December 1868 - Confession of Brother Wm Hamilton made By Brother J.H. Mains one of the Deacons; motion & seconded to forgave fore Dancing; the church has for gave Brother Hamilton once on the Primis to Doo so no more; a charge against Brother edward Hamilton for Dancing & swearing; a committy be apointed to wait on Broth E Hamilton and to make none (known) at our next meeting;   the committee is sister Martha G. Hamilton & Bro Wm Hamilton      Bro Henry Bell Mod     Laban Mains Cl 

 


 


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