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THE VOICE OFF RE ED OH
From the London Monthly Review.
The Poetical Works of Thomas l'ringle ;
WITH A SKETCH OP HIS LIFE.
London: Moxon. 1S37.
. " In tins state of affairs, it may be conceived
that the whites cast an anxious eye sometiints fnr
beyond the ideal boundary. At the Cape, two
dispossessed tribes of northeastern entires, van
quished in their own savage wars, appeared for
a moment within thirty or forty miles of the Eng
lish frontier; but, turning away, established them
selves on the solitary banks of the Unitata Uivcr,
two hundred and fifty miles distant, where they
built their huts and located their families. To this
secluded spot, surrounded by deserts, they, the
wandering Caffres, who had probably never seen a
Knmnnnn f:rn u'prp fillloWcd by BkITLSH 1 HOOPS,
and extirpated butchered in cold blood, without
resistance, it is said, and to the number of twenty
thousand souls ! lint this, the reader will say, is
a story of the olden time ; of that iron age in
rhich ignorance and barbarity prevailed to such
an extent that scarcely even a chronicle was pro
duced to record the acted horrors of the period.
He is mistaken. The white infant who was born
v on that day, has scarcely yet learned to read his
Bible, and say his prayers at his mother's knee be
fore going: to bed. The massacree took place in
the year of our Lord Jesus Christ one thousand
eight hundred nnd twenty-eight."
It was Mr. Pring'e, perhaps, beyond every
other person, who brought to light these horrors ;
and it was to him in a great degree that they
were ordered by legislative enactments and govern
ment interference to be mitigated and avoided in
future. But to the narrative. At the time
when our emigrants landed at the Cape, Lord
Charles Somerset was Governor, a man whose
sonduct as such has been loudly and frequently
condemned, and whom Mr. Ritchie inclines not
to spare. It haps-nicd, however.'that when the
emigrants arrived, this functionary had already
sailed for England. Pringlehad recommendations
to him, obtained chiefly through the influence of
Sir Walter Scott, but being marked ' private' they
could not be opened by the Secretary.
The little nrtrtv. after having remained a few
days at Cape Town, sailed for Algoa Bay, where
the" settlers were to disembark to proceed to the
interior. This second landing took place in the
month of June. The route of the emigrants was
long and exceedingly novel to such adventurers.
Their vehicles were seven Dutch African wagons,
furnished by a government order, and in general
driven by their owners', with a Hottentot boy run
ning before, to- conduct the leaders of. the team of
tcri or twelve oxen. For eight dsys they contin
ued to wander through tho desert, guarded by
largo (ires at night against wild beasts, whose
cries they heard in the distance. After spending
two agreeable days at a military post on the Greal
Fish River, they resumed their journey through
a " howling wilderness," haunted by banditti as
well as wild beasts. Their rout lay through the
vallev of the River of Baboons ; and in the upper
part of this valley they wore to find their location,
consisting ol lands torleiteu by certain jjnicn Doors,
-who had risen "in insurrection against the English
Government. Of the latter portion of their pro
gress, Pringle writes thus;
" It were tedious to relate the difficulties, perils
and .adventures which we encountered in our toil
some march of five days up this African glen
to tell of our pioneering labors with the hatchet,
the pickaxe, the crow-bar, and the sledge-hammer
and the lashing of the poor oxen, to force them
on (sometimes twenty or thirty in one team)
through such a track as no English reader can
form any adequate conception of. In the upper
part of the valley, wo were occupied two -entire
days in thus hewing onr way through a rugged
defile, now called Eilden cleugh, scarcely three
miles in extent. At length rafter extraordinary ex
ertions and hair-breadth escnpes the breaking
down of two wagons and the partial damage 01
others we got through the last poor I. of the glen,
and found eurselvcs on the summit of an elevated
ridge, commanding a view of the extremity o:
the valley. ' And now mynheer,' said the Dutch
African field-cornet who commanded our escort,
' there lies your co'tntry.' "
This secluded and distant f pot received the name
of Glen-Lynden, which is now its official desig
nation, the' paternity of which title will be easi
ly traced. Here the Scottish settlers commenced
the usual operations for such adventurers in such
a situation poor Pringle being physician, sur
geon, religious instructor and-officiating minister,
as well as civil and military, chief. Ho soon be
came sufficiently,- acquainted with Dutch to ren
der himself ujefiil to his Dutch-African neighbor?
neighbors of thirty or forty miles and the
knowledge which he also obtained in the lan
guage spoken by the Hottentots, enabled him to
become familiar with many things concerning
them, and to interest himself successfully in their
behalf. But tve must refer our readers to the
14 Narrative" which he himself published, for a full
account of his residence in Africa, and to the Me
moir before us ; the former of which works have
opened the eyes of Englishmen to the enormities
which have been practiced by the colonial govern
ment, and the latter not less strikingly showing
how poor Pringle engaged in the service of hu
On the return of Lord Charles Somerset to the
colony, towards the close of 1821, Pringle obtain
ed the librarianship of the Government Library
at Cape Town, lie seems al. o to have contem
plated certain literary undertakings, which might
serve the interest of civilization, humanity, and
intelligence; nnd the expected arrival of a com
mission of inquiry, which was to take cognizance of
the moral and educational condition of the colony,
as well as of its political nnd judicial features,
rould not fail to arouse his hopes and his benevo
lent purposes. But the publications which he orig
inated, and .the m-tivs measures which he pursued
in dilluse useful knowledge & enlightened ideas,
could not be endured by the Governor; and Prin
gle wa3 in effect driven out of Africa, to push his
fortune elsowhere, and even to endeavor to start
anew in life. The following paragraphs will
afford some striking notices of his services during
the few years that he resided in the colony.
" He wa3 ono of tho originators of the great
measure next to the political emai cipation ol'th''
Hottentots, namely, their establishment as inde
pendent occupiers of the land. His paper, given
in to, the Commissioners in 1S23, was ei. titled
"Hints-of a ilao for Defending the Eastern Fron
tier of th Colonjr by a Settlement of Hottentots. "
"I may also state, that while acting ns Secre
tary, in 18234, to the ' Society for the Relief ol
Distressed bottlers in Albany,' he was one ot me
mrt active members of that meritorious body.
His own party, however, although included in the
district, neither applied for, -nor consented to re
ceive, any portion of the relief fund. I have been
more than once struck, while writing these pages,
with the important use to which literary talents
may be turned, when dictated by good feelings;
& on this occasion 1 find Pringle, although, per
haps, the very poorest of the Society, contribut
ing the most important donation ot the whole.
This was in the form of a phamph'et, entitled
' Some Account of the English Settlers in Albany,
South A frica,' which he sent for publication in Lon
don. The result of these unite:.' efforts was the
collection of 7,000 in England and India, besides
,-C3,000 raised in the colony.
'"Ruined in circumstances nnd in prospects,
but pound in conscience nnd in charactct,' says Mr.
bonder, 'jIr. l'ringle began to prepare seriously
for returniiiff to Eni'laml : nrinr to which Up n-
solvod on an excursion to the Eastern frontier, to
see once more his' relatives at Glen-Lynden.
There be had the pure satisfaction of finding the
little colony he had assisted in planting, in tol
erably prosperous circumstances. ' Under the
blessing of Providence,' he says, 1 its prosperty
has been steadily progressive. 'The friends whom
I left there, though they have not escaped some
occasionnlftrials and disappointments, such ns all
men are exposed to in this uncertain world, have
yet enjoyed a goodly snare ol health, competence
ncaee.' Out of the twenty-three souls who
lad accompanied him to Glen-Lynden, he records,
fourteen years after, that there had occurred nnlv
a single death, and that was from the accidental
bursting of a gun; while bybirths alone, exclu
sive of new settlers who had joined them, they
had more than doubled their number. ' On the
whole,' piously remarks Mr. P., in concluding his
interesting narrative, 'I have great cause to bless
God, both as regards the prospects of my father's
house, and in many respects as regards iny own
career in life, that 'His good providence directed
our emigrant course fourteen years ago to the wilds
of Southern Africa.' "
Pringle arrived in London in July of 1S2G, ac
companied by his wife and her sista, Miss Brown,
a faithful companion in all their wanderings and
suflerrnr-s;. His losses and subserment liabilTtirs nt
the Capo amounted to one thousand pounds; but
then he had made himself be known as the cham
pion ot the oppressed. H as it not reasonable to
hope, that the c
tear claims he had on account of the
the Governor should in some incas
ed to? Such a hone, however, prov
ed lallacious. hven iiUoponedntly of the usages
he had sustained at ihe hands of a confidential
minister of a great Empire, his conduct, attested by
the local magistrates, at the head of a band of re
spectable settlers ami the valuable and voluminous
information which he furnished to the Commis
sioners of Inquiry, and of which the Government
at.hoine was sufficiently sensible, should have
found for hiui due consideration. The reverse, as
already hinted, was the case.
Pringle's last illness was a lingering consump
tion, during which sanguine hopes were entertain
ed that it would not he fatal ; and he 'vas still a poor
man. In a letter dated July 2'.), 1S31, he writes
to a friend in these terms :
" I am sorry to say that my prospectsf or the
future are more than ever dark and clouded. 1
have got within these few days an unfavorable
reply from Mr. Spring Rice, in regard to my ap
plication for an ap; ointment at the Cape. He
says that a.s great reductions are now making there,
those reduced from the government service must
havca preferable claim ; so ihixt (,'itif prospect ecc-ms
to be shut. Many of the persons who will thus
have a preference before me, were amongst the
vilcr-t tools of Lord Charles Somerset's adminis
tration. But to havebeen persecuted by a Tory
Government for maintaining Whig principles, or
rather the principles of troth and justice, seems,
even under a Whig Administration, to operate rath
er to one's disadvantage than otherwise. In fact,
how can it be otherwise so long ns the under
seeretaries and cleiksare still the persons who de
termine most of the C-donial appointments, who
were put in office by Lord Bathurst, and who, to
this hour, act as far as they can on tho wrote
1 . . C 7 1 ' . ' . n.
en sysiem oi tts auUiniL-ii anon f spring liiee,
with ihe best intentions, coming new into oilice,
must necessarily draw his information from such
prejudiced and polluted source and thu things
go on year after year.
"If I had now a few hundred pounds, I would
go out to the Gallic frontier, and buy and slock
companion by day nnd by night; and rhen ex
hausted nature sunk into slumber, he would start
in the midst, crying 'Give me my book I am
losing time!'" The Rev. J. Macdonald thus
" I happened to be in Scotland when the at
tack came on, and thus did not see.-him until the
last week of his life; but it was a rich consolation
for me to find the slate of mind in which he lay.
His soui seemed quite detached from all earthly
things, nud quite unwilling to think of them. He
acknowledged tho wisdom, righteousness & grace
of the Lord in so chastening hiin, nnd seemed hap
py to trace the various steps of that painful yet
gracious process by which the Lord had humbled
him. His strain was thanksgiving. Two nights
before bis death, though reduced to a ghastly skel-
ton, he desired losing some verses of a psalm with
me; and on my proposing to substitute a briel
exposition of ihe 103d Psalm, as that we usually
sing nt our communion, 1 shall never forget the
afli.-ctingly sweet expression with which he as
" He spoke much of Christ as bis only hope, and
seemed to have peculiar pleasure in whatever I
said about his glroious righteousness : and I do
firmly believe that he fell asleep in the Lord.
I held his hand ns he expired, which he held out
to me, with the almost in inaudible articulation of
'Farewell!' There were throbbings, and a little
re.stlessness,-but no struggles he gently died."
We must add the following observations by his
" The death of Thomas Pringle drewforth an
expression of affectionate regret in every civilized
country in the world, where the English lan
guage is spoken. In British India, in America,
in Africa, the feeling was the same; and to the
credit of human nature be it related, that even his
adversaries joined in lamenting when dead the
man they had striven against when living."
"One of the gentlest yet firmest, one of the
humblest yet most high-minded of human beings,
the character of Thomas Pringle was made up of
qualities which excite in equal proportions affection
aim respect. Willi him benevolence was not a
weakness, but a principle. He did not indulge
in doing good: but his humanity, being under
tne strict control ol Ins judgement, he refuted prac
tieally the doctrines of lhat philosophy which re
r,..rt.. l . l r . i tt
iviatiuM uui oesi iiciious to seiusnness. lie was
warm and steady in his attachments; but though
he would have risked his life for his friend, he
would not have sacrificed his probity. He wa
deeply religious, but not of those devotees who
'A still small voice' comes through the wild,
(Like a father consoling his fretful child,)
Which banishess bitterness, wrath, and fear,
Saying Man is distant but God is near!"
mi. . n. r helps'
CUTLER & JOHNSON,
Slate Street, (Opposite ihe Bank,)
TTUST received from New York, by R. R. RIKER,
$3 State street, opposite the Bank, a largo assortment of
MILITA.RY GOODS, suitable for the present regulation
of the Militia of this Slate. Terms Cash.
May 6th, 1839. 19:tf
cruelly their countenances.' Cheerful, buoyant
.1 I n . I . 1 n II f 1 l" .
.niu uifn j;ay, no cxcmpiiucu his laitii only in
his actions. Onen. "-onerous, rnrmlv mul
I may address him in the words of Charles Lamb
" ' Free from self-seeking, envy, low design,
I have nol found a whiter soul than thine!' "
Surely, when our readers peruse the extracts
which we have made Irom this elegant and inter
estmg volume, and arc informed that the profits
that may accrue from its sale will be for the benefit
of Thomas Pringle's widow and sister-in-law, ;
great anxiety will prevail amoungstthem to be po
sessed of such a precious record and such a mon
ument of philanthropy. Besides the memoir up
on winch we have dwell, the volume contains the
r.i i i i i i i .
poems oi tne deceased, which had previously ap
peared in seperate publications, viz. both the
" -Lcphemerir'es," nnd the " African Sketches."
1 hese poems are characterized rather by elegance
than strength, simplicity and no smal
originality also belong to them ; while, without
exception, they are evidently the offspring of the
e are snre
.(.. i ... i if i -I.
a larm, auu some myseit lor nio m ihe wilder
ness. I am tired with tin.' wear and tear of a town
life, and strugliug with str.-tkened circumstances
forever. Perfect quiet and happiness and leisure
is not, I know, to he found in this world ; but if thp
choice must be between utter seclusion, and strug
gling for subsistence by the exhausting and pre
carious wages of literary labor, I have no hesitation
in preferring the hitter if the latter were in my
power which unhappily it is not.
" J5ut enough of self. A Iter all, I. have no doubt
that what befalls us (if not by our own fault) is ever
lor the best; and inlaat behalf, and in a firm trust
of God's good providence, I will endeavor to find
Nothing could be done, or at lensl nothing was
done, by the liberal government for Pringle in
regard to his plans nud wishes about the Cape,
either in the way of nn appointment or grant of
land. Still he prepared for his voyage thither, r
measure which became like one between life and
death, lor his medical advisors declared it neces
sary for 1 1 i n to resort without delay to a mild
er climate. But this was not to be.
" The day of sailing was postponed from
time to lime; till at length the severer symptoms j
of the disease manifested themselves, and he was
advised :,o abide the issue nt homo. His work
was done; his stewardship was expired; and the
hour had come when he was to be called to his
account. That hour, I most firmly believe, few
men have ever been belter prepared to meet.
"In addition to other symptoms of his disease,
diarrhea now supervened, which his weakened
constitution was unable to resist. The result
soon became certain J and, with the same reso
lution,, the same collectedness of spirit, which be
had exhibited as the champion of humanity, and
the defender of the rights of the pr.-sp, he set him
self to prepare for the great change. His good
deeds, if he had ever prided himself upon them at
all, he threw off, like a robe fit only for the present
world; resting his 4 sure nnd certain hope upon
the merits of the Savior. The Bible was his
i earl and its spontaneous feelinrr
lhat Jlr. liitchic speaks truly when he says not
a few of the so pieces" will continue to facinate
the popular ear in our southern colony, as long ns
the Lnglish language is known at the 'Cape of
e quote 'a specimen from " Afar in the Desert"
a poem thai Coleredge sojiitensoly admired as to
no iime else lor some days but to read and re
"Afar in the desort I love lo lide,
With the silent 15iiHh-boy alone bv my side:
W lien the sorrows of life the soul o'ercast,
And, sick of (lie Present, I cling to the Past;
When the eye is sull'iised with regretful tears,
From Ihe fond recollections of former years,
And shadows of things thut have long since (led,
Flit over the brain, liiie the ghosts of the dead;
liright visions of glory that vanished too soon;
Day dreums th'it departed ere manhood's noon;
Attachments by fate or by falsehood reft!
Companions of early days lost or left "
And my Native Land whoso magical name
Thrills to the heart lil:e eleclric flame;
The homo of my childhood, the haunts of my prime,
All tho passions and scenes of lhat rapturous time
When the feelings were voting and the world was new
Like the fresh flowers of Eden unfolding to view;
All all now forsaVen forgotten foregone!
And 1 a lone exile remembered of none
My high aims abandoned my good acts undone
A weary of all that is under the sun
Willi that sadness of heart which no stranger may scan ,
I flv to (he Desert afar from man!
Afar in (he Desert I lovo to ride,
With (be silent Bush-boy alone by my side:
When the wild turmoil of this wearisome life,
With its scenes of oppression corruption and strife
The proud man's frown and the base man's fear-
The scrorner s laugh, and the sufferer s tear
And malice, and meanness, and falsehood and folly,
Dispose me to musing, and dark melancholy;
When mv bosom is full and my thoughts are high,
And my soul is sick with the bondman's sigh -Oh!
then there is freedom, and joy, and pride,
Afar in the Desert to ride!
There is rapture to vault on the champing steed,
And (o bound away w ilh the eagle's speed,
With (ho death-fraught firelock in my hand
The only law of Ihe Desert Land!
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-L the superintendence of Mr. Calvin Pease, Principal,
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English Grammar and Latin Grammar.
Five Dollars for Languages and Mathematics, (except
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Four Dollars for all other studies pursued in the Acad
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Afar in the Desert I love to ride,
With the silent Bush-boy alone by my side:
Away away in the wilderness vast,
Where the white man's foot hath never passed,
And tho quivered Corannaor Bechuan
Hath rarely crossed with his roving clan;
A region of emptiness, howling and drear,
Which Man hath abandoned from famine and fear,
Which the snake and the lizard inhabit alone,
With the twilight hat from the yawning stone;
Where grass, nor herb, nor shrub takes root,
Save poisonous thorns that pierce tho foot;
And the bitter-melon, for food and drink,
Is tho pilgrim's fare by the salt lake's brink;
A region of drought, where no river glides,
Nor riplcd brook with osiercd sides;
Where sedgy pool, nor bubbling fount,
Nor tree, nor cloud, nor misty mount,
Appears to refresh the aching eye;
But tho barren earth, and the burning sky,
And tho blank horizon, round and round,
Spread void of living sight or sound.
And here, while the night winds around m.t sigh,
And the stars burn bright in the midnight sky,
As I sit opart by the desert stone,
Like Elijah at HorebS cave alone,
CW. STORRS having received into co-partnership
. JAMES R. and GEORGE LANGDON, will con
tinue business at the Langdon store recently occupied by
Bavliks & Storrs, under the firm of STORRS &
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mors and scrofulous swellings, and is another evidence of
its effects as an alternative, in changing the action of the
glandular and absorbent systems, and in renovating the
onstitution impaired by protracted disease ; although in
some rases it may la;e considerable time (as-it does for all
remedies which operate as alternatives) to produce its full
and complete effects.
1 he aeconipan ving remarks of Messrs. Chcsebrotigh &
Leonard, will show that the statement of Mr. redenburgh
is entitled to our full confidence and is without exaggera
Montpelier, April 1. 1S39.
C. W. STORRS,
JAMES R. LANGDON,
.Rome, April 27th, 1839.
C. R. Phelps, M. D. Dear Sir Herewith we send
you the statement of Mr. Andrew Vrcdenburgh, a very
respectable farmer of this town. His case is considered a
very remark ahlo one, and his statements may be relied up
on with the utmost confidence.
Your Pills have fully established themselves in this vi
cinity ; and the demand for them is constantly increasing.
If desirable, we can send you several other certificates of
cures effce'ed by tho use of your Pills.
We remain yours, &c.
CniisEBRouGH & Leonard.
THREE DOORS WEST OF THE POST-OFFICE, BS
Jan. 5, 1839. l:tf.
Members of the Legislature and others are respectfully
invited to call and satisfy themselves as to the Experi
ment. A. C.
Second Letter from Dr. Eaton, dated Broohfield, JlrV
March 29, 1839,
Dr. I'helps Dear Sir Your Pills are in great demand.
I have but a few on hand : no one who has taken them but
are perfectly satisfied wilh their beneficial effects in rcniov
in'' disease, however long standing. I shall be at Hart
ford about tho 15th of next month, and I will bring with
me a number ot certificates irm persons ot the first res
pectability, ol cures wlncli they nave portormed, some
ten, twelve and ot twenty years standing. Ihe ono las
mentioned is a Mr. Luther Stowell of South Brookfield
who has had a carious ulcer of a most formidable kind and
has never been ono day without bandaging his leg from (he
oot to the knee. I lis certificate I shall bring wilh me.
Please send me
this, and oblige,
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Jamaica, L Merrifield, Esq.
Fubbardton, W C Denison..
Norwich, Sylvester Morris.
Hartford, Goo. Udall, Esq.
Tunbridge, Hervey Tracy.
Strafford, V Sanborn, Esq.
liarnet, L. y rarks, r.sq.
Derby, Dr Richmond".
Perkinsville, WM GuilforJl
Brookfield, D Kingsbury Es
Randolph, C Carpenter," Eso,
Keist Bethel, E Fowler, Esq.
Watcrhury, L IIutchiiu.Esrj
E S Newcomb.
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SCPFor a full account of this most interesting discove
ry, testimonials, mode of operations, fa'., see pamphlets,
which may be had gratis of all who sell these Pills.
None are genuine without the written signature of G
R. I'helps, M. D..ole proprietor. Hartford. Conn.
CAUTION. The unprecedented popularity of these
Pills has induced several persons to prefix the name of To
mato Pills to their various preparations, evidently with the
intention of deceiving those enquiring for Phelps' Tomato
Pills. Tho Public cannot be too cautious to avoid all these
anomalous ' Tomato Pills' and Extracts of Tomato,' nor
too particular to obsorve that tho original and only genuine
Compound Tomato PiIn, are signed by the Proprietor, ao,,er j)r Ua(
U. Ji. rnt.l.l-a, .... i junijora, LOIlrt. , ,i .Ar. t Mnr.
Srrpuiliu-.lto directed to &11.A& UUKIJANK. Jr.. or Middlcbvru. M I) Gordon.
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Lamoille, Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, will be
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Women, Perlev roster.
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St. Albans, E L Jones. Esq.
Hutland, RR Thrall, Esq.
Rovalton, Beta Hall, C C
Danville, M Carpenter.
Cambr'ulge, Martin Wires.
Bristl, Joseph Otis.
Hinesburgh, John Allen.)
Herltshire, Rc. Mr. Gleed.
IVarren, FA Wrigjit, Esq.
Waterford, R C Benton,Esq
East Roxbury, S Ruggles.
Fcrrisburgh, H T Robinson.
Vergennes, J fc Koberts.
rr. ; n wtn.inw. FV,.
Corinth, Insley Dow
W ilhamstown, J t1 arnam.
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Springfield, Noah Safford.
Franklin, Geo S Gale.
XValerville, Moses Fisk, Esq.
Hydepark, Jotham Wilson.
Elmore, Abel Camp,
Hinesburgh, W Dean.
Burlington, G A Allen.
Montgomery, J Martin.
Lincoln, Benj Tabor.
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Sudbury, W A Williams,
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