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iar friend, has lifted up his heel against
me,' and vour acting, members have sus
tained h;"m in it. Vhco I asked for a
hW of dismission nnd recommendation
io soch church as 1 conld consistently
unite with, vou refused io grant, my rer
qnesti when "l had offered to pay my.pro-
portion of church rates to, that lime.
When 4. asked the privilege .of giving
my pecuniary aid and attendance " to such
church as I might choose, urjtil harmony
should be restored here, I was again re
fused. And when 1 asked, you to say
whether any member was entitled to your
opinion on questions of religion, morality,
or humanity, &c, you said, you: would
not tell whether individual members should
enjoy, or were entitled to suth privileges.
Hy your actions, you have virtually said
th.il 1 was bound to do whatsoever you
might ash of me. And when I felt your
demand to be greater than I could !meet,
and I asked to be honorably. lehas'sd, you
j;iy you have not lha power of releasing.
When the daughter of Herodias asked
for the hiad of John the Baptist, on Iler
oiYi pronis to g?ve4 her whatsoever she
might o?-k, he 'had j.oi anticipated ihv de
mand when he made thepTomise. Neith
er did anticipate jottr 'demand -when -I
became a ms.nber of youf tody. If I
promised io obey your mandates, as far as
you teem to say I did, I most heartily
lepent of that error, and trust Gad will
pardon me for residing: your claims upon
me. For i surely feel, that in Jieu of
asking of me the head of a righteous mat,
yon ask that I sacrifice a righteous pria
:iple on the ulur of what jOu calf, rill
finus decoii'm. Whh ihfee remarks, I
Lid' you adieu cs one of your members,
hop log the cause of true religion will not
fceffer from our separation."
, In conclusion I will eay,. that the rea
son w hy. 1 present this subject now,' h
that Mr. Curtis has. called for, and re
c o i v cd a d : s m iss i 6 n a s Pa s to r c f th rs c h u rc h ,
md.'as I underst3n !, is soonto leave.--Wd
I foci it would not hi right to wait
:nti' he had gone, before making these
tatcticnts. . J make- them now, that he
nay rave an opportunity of replying be
re he leaves, should he wish.. Another
vasoa, is, that shonld;I wait until he had
I might be accused of unfairness
r cowardice. I hope, Mr. Editor, that
Ou will give-. Mr, Curtia, or any member
f the church a fair.nppjrtun'ty.tjf rep'y
ig, shout they wish. In regard to the
lain part of the membeis, I feel that they
re right a! heart, but blinded to the C7i&
f such a bei.ining. .
Like Absalom, their Pastor '' has stole
he hearts of the poople,'' and completely
l ped them. But whether he, like Ab
alom will get caught in th branches of
lie oak, (or in his own craftine,) remains
i be seen. I have faith to believe, that
ae day vill come when the large maj jr
;v of the intT.nbcjrs of that church will
ee their errorin their late nan-pleasing
cts. 1 earnestly desire that "iheir feyes
nay be opened, or if I am in an error
hat I may see it, ihat we may see eye to
ye on all questions of imparlance, in re-
iiion cr morals.. t. But until we can see
i 1 ike, lean see ni prospect of good re
uliing from remaining together. Had
he rule3 of the church allowed my wi.h
rawmg my support from the mtrn who
considered was determined --lo. trample
.e undei foo, I should hot have With
rawn froai them at present..; But as it
va's, I must pay from 15 to 25 doltars a
ear to support their minister in his arbi
rary acts, or be liable to excomfnuiiication
)r the enormous crime of withholding my
haraof his support.,";' And as the church
eolared that they had not the power- o
charing mo, 1 cou'.d see ..no ether way
lian to release mvself. It isrt fact no to
e denied, that . many, churches at the
North will take slaveholders to their bos
ms, and say, co:nmune with us you ar
ocd, christuns," alihough you rub your
.other in the church. of 'all he hay, goods.
ifeK children, 'and his ' oio n. body r,yet if
bro'.hvr In the church here, neglects to
iv his share, and joes to hear other min-
rers prearh Ins'ead of his own, or theirs,
e has committed an offence worthy of
Ving cut off. I believe that if a brother
not-willing' to pay his share in church
fenses, such as are reasonalle, he jiad
V.er hi soinewhereelse. But I would like
see the diflorent churches, examining
.e.suljcct, nad see what they allow, and
. hat h?)disxUow, For u appears to me.
'iat in many cases, they place the daws
jf men above the laws of God. In those
States where human laws sanction slave
ry, concubinage, adultery, robbery ' and
even murder itself, a man. may practice
them and be in full fellowship with the
churches cf the North. But here if a
irab feel that he is taxed loo high, or that
he cannot conscientiously support or hear
a minister preach, he is unworthy -to be
called a christian, unless he -will - unite
with some church with which the other is
in full fellowship. These are stiot.gf state
men. but nevertheless they are proven
lie before an impartial tribunal. f . ;
It is due to some of the members of the
church have lefrto say that they were
.' , .. ;
not present when I presented my last res
olution. There was , however about tht
usual number, as generally, convened on
church meeting days. I -will say no more,
but express 'the'desir. that all ' may seek
after ike. truth, find il, and' act upon it.
Brandon, Dec. 4, 1840. . : ... i
; : r: J'.;
Vermont I.cslatureAnUSlavcry;rieo
. I lutlon. - ,
The following preamble and resolutions
would have been in the Telegraph earlier,
but I waited to publish them m connection
with the laws, and thussave rennblication.
It appears, however, " by some oversight,
they were not. 'drawn in the form of joint
resolves, and thus failed of going to the
Senate" .which -prevents their accompa
panying the laws ; The ; Voice l Free
don) -says, they vyere passecT by the
House with a v ery -emphatic vote, 'on ly
one voice being heard in the negative:"-
Resolutions Relative Jo Slavery and the
. ' t' slave tradei--'r. - ,
' Whereas domestic slavery exists in the
District of Columbia, under the express
authority of Coi gress, which, at the lime
of the session of tho District, re-enacted
the slave codes of Maryland and Virginia,
and whereas, the sanction .thus givtn to
slavery, and its continued toleration at the
seat ol Government, Jiom a manifest vio
lation, by this ria'.ion.'of the first principle
of justice, and have a tendency to corrupt
the moral sense, and lower the character
of the whole people of the United States ;
and vvheieas thiJ nation can have ho
higher interest, either before or ju the eyes
of men, than the ts oblishment of justice
and strengthening the just foundation of
national tiorior; and whereas slavery in
the District of Columbia, being thus a na
tional concern, and involving national re
sponsibility, it is tU right of the Slate cf
Vermont to remonstrate against the com
mon wrong, and the degradation of nation
al character, therefore-. v . ; .
Uesolved, That Congress Ought to ex
ercise its acknowledge power n the i ni
medlalb uppressioii of; slavery, a nd t he
slave trade in the District of Columbia ;
a nd w h e rea s, b y ' the rCbn stfttiotVf: the
United States, Congress hs powrto reg
ulate conim erce wuh foreigu butiocs aad
between several Stales of the Uuion,
in the exercise of which power, Congress. in
the year eighteen hundred and eight, abul -ished
, the foreign slave trade , and vvherV-
as a domestic sla ve trade,, as unjustifiable
in principle as the - African slave trade,
and scarcely less f ru'el and inhutnan in
practice, is now carried on between the
several States; therefore, , ;
Resolved, -That V the domestic s-ave
trade between the several States ought. ta
be abolished by Cutigfess without-delay.
. Uesoived, i hat uo new btate ought to
be -admitted into the Union whose consti
tution hall tolerate domestic slavery.
Resolved, That our Senators and Rep
resentatives in Congress be nq-iested to
use their utmost efforts to give effect to the
forpgoing revolves. '
! Resolved, That his Excellency the
Governor be requested to forward a copy
of the resolves to each of the Senators and
Representatives from Vermont in Con
; s In House of Represent., Oct. 29, 1840.
Passed."- ;-;; '.'" '''; .; '';-;: '"."'"
P. T. Washburn, Assistant Clerk.
The Richmond Christian Advocate con
tains a letter from the right llev. B. B. i
Smith, Pfot. K p. bis hop of the dio;ese of
Kentucky, addressed to 4,the Hev. clergy
of the Kent ucky conference of the Metho
dist Episcopal Church," in which he ex-'
presses a desire fir a union; between" the
two Churches. The letter is dictated in
a mo;t Christian spirit, nnd the .'terms.
suggested are in no wise.-1 (Tensive. The
bishop does not propose terms, as he .dot s
nut cluiih authority to do so, fcutoniy s.ates
what occurred to him, as the. basis of a
coinproniise- llispr.ipos.il is, therefore,
not a V sine qua non.'V but . a . proj'eei"
for consideration. Whatever becomes of
the negoiiiition, the good bishop is entitled
tj our thanks for the advance he has made
toward "a consummation devoutly to; W
wished,'" if it can be done without .'the
compio.nii of principle, and wtthou!,. in
any way, or in the least degree, changing
the esje6tia If y missionary organization of
our Church polity. ;' ... ,.; ,
'. V, We have no scruples about our ordina
tion. . On the contrary, there is, nothing
of which wo are; better convinced, than
that our whole economy -is Scriptural.
But then we do not "hold it to be exclu
sively so.? The good bishop has sent in a
flag of truce, with the benevolntdesign
of proposing a' lasting; peace.. Such a
flag would entitle an enemy .to respect,
and how much more a Christian brother
a minister of the-Lord Jesus Christ.
Christian' Advocate $ Journal. -
.The foregoing is -the' response of the
principal organ cf the 'Methodist denomi
nation, to the proposal or. suggestions of
the Episocopal Bishop of Kentucky, as
copied into last weeks Telegraph. 1 see
no other difficulty in the way of their get
ling to a decision, as to whether there can
be a union of the parties or no but to
find how much, or many, of thrjr doctrines
and practices, ox either side, can be sur
rendered "without a compromise of prin
ciple." ' - ..
Ought not the inves:igatioh to be had,
and tho surrendry or sacrifice be made,
whether the union is effected or not?
The Eloquence or Gencine Chris
tia.nity in the Soul, is, in TCXy ?iev, so
y,E RJSi O JN T-v
admirably '. exhibited, " in j the 'following
brief expressions that they ought not to
be, lost although they were communicated
to me personally, -nothing 'being ? said
about their publication.'" It will be seen
that they are 'from my beloved . friend )
whose deep afflictions have so often been
recorded in the Telegraph, during' the
last few 3'ears. - May that religion which
has sustained him hitherto, continue to be
his support. - . ' , -. t .,
Mv dear brother: - ? ,
"God doeth all thtngs well." In this
my faith is strong, although I cannot dis
cern the reasons ofthe divine government.
Five of my children are no more. They
were - dear to me.'- My happiness was
identified; with theirs. 1 They were my
earthly crown. . The crown is fallen low
in the dust, w here my head must also .oon
lie. They are clothed with immortalitynd
I hope in : Christ with eternal life. My
son had "hope in his ; death," and siid, f
shall nieet more, than - I leave." ' You
have, my dea r brot her, tasted the same
bitter cup. V Eternity will be none to long
for us to singv M God hath done nil things
wel!." To his great name be all blessing
and praise. Ever yours.
' V- ' ' ;:.';': ; Sam'i. Cottisg. ';"
Brothkr Hoi comb's Excohmonica
tion of the Brandon Congregation-
al Church the cause, occasion, and
mariner of it will be found in preceding
columns. The article is lengthy ; but it
was desired and desirable to have it un-
1 believe in the exercise of that charity,
or love, which suffereth long and is hind.
I hold ihat there should be aVpitieiH en
durance of wrong-, and gieat chrisiian for
bearance and faithfulness towards these
who trent us contemptuously or oppressive-
ly. But L also believe there is such a 1
tiling as onnressive and contemntuous
treatment becoming in olerable. I view
the .present to, he such a case. I am ful'y
satisfied that brother "Hoi comb"..' has en
dured every thing which .the osptl re
quiresand he has-done it in in the spirit
and temper. .whichlhfe gospel dictates.,
It may be thougnt and' said (that there
are belter remedies than the one he has re
sorted to. But the circumstances--- which
I shall not step , now to mention make
this case aa exception to general rules.
To show t he : folly connected with the
outrage, I will mention only one or two
facts ; which tubody( will deny. It will
not be denied that, up to the time the
church commenced clogginjr nd srag
ging him, Jeu'ediah Holcomb wai'one of
the most efficient members in the church,
in promoting the church's prosperity and
usefulness. When he united with the
church, he found its pecuniary business
all at loose ends. ,. When he. proposed
having arrearages "squared up," and busi
ness in future to be done as it ought to be,
he was told on all hands that" no such
thing could be done. Efforts had . bees
j made, and they had given up in despair.
But he took hold like a Working; honest
man, and consistent christian, and sacri
ficed time and labor until the thing was
accomplished. . .
Harvey Cu-tis one time told me that
there were "few such church members
as brother Holcomb." Illustrative of his
views in this matter he mentioned a fact,
setting forth brother Holcomb's fidelity to
his covenant obligations,, in attending the
meetings of tbe church.
It is in view of such ficts as these that
I say their folly is only exceeded by their
For the Telegraph.
' Revival in Fairfax.
Fairfax, Nov 21," 1840.
Dear Brother Murray : As it is, ever
cheerim? to the friends of Cod, to hear of
the prosperity of the church, I sit down
a few. moments to give you a short ac
count of w hat God is doing in this place.
For some months past, there has been
an increase of feelitig in the church, and
some nave -stcir.ed ardently to desire
higher attainments in holiness. - Our con-,
greations have been large and very atten
tive: and from Sabbath to Sabbath it seem
ed evident that the truth of God was tak
ing effect.', During the eaTly part of the
fall, a few were lei to rej ice in the hope
of pardoned sin. ' i
Brother .Hodges, ol Ve5tport, ,N. Y.,
commenced laboring with us in a protract
ed meeting, on the 3d inst.i and continued
with us 15 days. During this period the
sDi rit of God was in our midst, in much
power. Althoughlhe weather and travel
ing were some of the time exceedingly
unfavorable, there was a general attend-
anrftntthH honSrt of God. Vtrv many
who had wandered far from God, were re
claimed froni their back sliding, Avhile
others-were led to cast themselves on Je
sus .for aalvatioii.. At the close ofthe
meeting ten were buried with Christ in
baptism; and others are expected soon to
follow.,, '
-We trust in 'Godahat the good work
will still go on in our. midst.:, To God,
and to, him alone, be. all the praise of our
salvation. , . , .'. -...
. Yours in the gospel, ,....
. t H. D. Hodgf.
",'j.Will the Editor of N. H. Baptist Reg
ister notice the above.
A convention will be hel in this village
(Brandon) on the fi r st.Tu ksd a? ik Jan
uary next, at 10 o'lock A. M., to take
into consideration the condition of our com
mon schools, and to devise some appropri
ate means for their speedy improvement.
It is honed that the importance of the sub
ject to, be discJ!-sed will ensure a large
attendance. It is expected that President
LfORD of Dartmouth, nnd other distinguish-
cd orprtlom.n Ka nrp, T7.iJj
and Addison County Whig
The subject is important. The attend
ance should be full.
'A late letter from Ireland, published in
a Scotch paper, says the New York O'o
server.'states as follows . 4 We have now
in our sot-iety two millions and a half of
tee-totallers, and I feei proud to tell vou
that thev are every vh?re ' considered as
the most moral and peaceable people in
the country. The records of the ra.v
courts prove the state of morality in any
society, and I rejoice to think that, accor
ding- to the returns of the late assize?, there
was not a single tee-totaller prosecuted be
fore a judare orjurv for any crime through
out the entire kingdom. L.'t this state of
things always continue, and the result
will tend to ourourn glory, and to the hon
or of our sjcieiv.7 Mornincr Star.
Wff.T Heathen think of Slave
holding Missionaries, Extract from
n : :rf,..fi imU ,i0.1P noi
ihe Yearly Meeting ot ! Mends of Penn
sylvania, New Jersey, &c, for promoting
the li iprovemcnt and gradual civilization
ofthe Indian natives."
' In the evetiinsr, when friends wesit-
ting with the chief warrior, he said he
wished. to ask them a question, but wasal
most afraid ; they desired him lo speak',
and they would give, hisn suoh information
ns they were able: it wis, do t.b-Q,uak-rs
keep any slai'es ? He was told ihey
did not: he said he was very gl id to hear
it, for if they hnd kept any, he could not
think so well of them as he r.ow did ; that
he had been at the city of Washington last
winter, on . buisness of the nation, and
found many white people kept' -blacks in
slavery, and used them no better than
North Carolina,
South Carolina,
V. B.
rCecessary for a choice, 148.
Boston Wholesale, Prices Current.
From To
Apples, Winter, - - - barrel 1 50 1 73
Alum, AmeiiiMrj, lb. - - 5 5
Ashes, Pearl, par 100 lbs. - 5 75 6 Oil
Pot, do. do. do. - 5 23 5 50
Beans, while, Foreign, bushel, 1 75 2 23
".Domestic, 44 2 00 2 50
Beef, mess, barrel, - - 11001150
Ko. 1. " - - 9 9 50
jiiime, . - - - 6 73 7 00
Beeswax, white, lb. 27 40
yeliovv," - - 2:i 9
Bristles, An.eiican, lb. ' - - 35 70
Builert shipping, ' - - 10 13
dairy, " - - 18 25
Candles, mould, lb. - - 13 1-4 j
dipped, " - - j
sperm, " - 37
Cfi eese.new tnilk. i lt - - 7 8
Lone .Manure, bushel, .- - S2
in Tasks, " - - 37
Feathers, northern, Reese, pound
- southern, geese, . . - 37 43
Flax, (American) - " - 9 12
Fish, Cod, Grand-Dank, quintal - 2 44 2 58
Bay, Cha'.eur, " - 2 12 2 33
Haddock, - " 1 23 1 23
iiackerel, No 1, barrel - 14 Q) 14 25
- iNo2, " 13 00
No 3, " - - ' 7 00
"Alewives.dry salted.No.l. bar.
Selmon,Ko. 1, - do 17 00 IS 00
Flour, Genesee cash, - do 5 37 44
liaititnore, Howard St., do 5 50 5 62
Richmond canal, - do
- Alexandria i hatf - do 5 50
Rye - - do 3 37
Meal, Indian in bbls. - do 3 12 32
Grain'. Corn, noithern yellow bushel 60 61
south'o Cat, yellow " 53 5G
' white - " 54
Rye.noithein, . - 65 63
Bdrley, nouiiual - - "
Oats, northern, (prime) " 42 44
southern, new, - 23 32
G'indst ones, it ton of 2000 lbs. rongh.lS 0 19 00
' do. - do. ' do. finished. 23 00 30 00
Hams, northern - pound 11 12
southern and western , H
Hay, best Eu-rlish, per ton 15 00 16 00
Eastern screwed" - 10 50
Hops, 1st quality
" pound
2d quality
Lard, Boston,
. southern, '
Leather, Phila. city tannage
'do. country do. '
; Baltimore cilv tannage. V
. . do. dry hides
New-York red, light
Boston do. slaughter '
' u t . Boston dry hides j .
Lime, best sort -
- 4(
cask .
Molasses, New-Orleans
Suar House
Oil, Sperm, Spring
1 IS
Whale, refined - - -Unseed,
Ameiicaa . ,
Neat's Foot - - V
Plaster Paris, per ton of 2200 lbs.
Pork, extra clear r barrel
clear - - -Me&j
Prime. - "
Seeds: Herd's Grass - bushel
Red Top, southern
Canary - - '
Hemp - bush
u "16 00
14.50 15 50
13 00 14 00
S 00 3 50
70 80
1 50
2 00 2 25
2 25 2 50
- 8 9
Tallow, tried - - lb.
f Teazles, istsort nerM.
VooL .prime or Sax. fleece lb.
Am. full blood, washed, lb.
(lo. do. lb.
do. J . . do. lb.
do. and common, lb.
No. 1. Ib.
No. 2- lb.
I No. 3. lb-
From the Christian Reflector.
Meeting of Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee of the Amer
ican Baptist Anti-Slavery Convention met
by adjournment in Worcester on the 3d inst.
The former Recording Secretary have
ing resigned that office, Cyrus P. Gros
venor was chosen in his stead.
Voted to instruct the Treasurer to trans
mit to the Treasurer of the Eaptist goard
of Foreign Missions, such moneys as have
been received into this Treasury for For
eign Missions, with the direction that they
be appropriated to the support ofthe Bap
tist Mission in Central Africa.
A committee was appointed to corres
pond with "the Baptist Union in and near
London ;" and another to prepare a scrip
tural argument on slavery.
Voted that, inasmuch as in moneyscon
tributed' for defraying the expenses of the
three Delegates of cur Convention to the
World' Convention in London, there is
vet a deficiency of five hundred dollars,
(the whole exnense beins 81,200,) it be
respectfully recommended to the friends of.
the cause to forward donations for this ob
ject to the persons appointed by the Con
vention to receive the uioney, viz. Dea.
William Tracv, Pearl street, New-York
cilv: Dea. Jeremiah Bond, Worcester,
Mass., and Dea. Simon G. Shipley, Han
over st., Boston.
In pursuance ofthe instructions of the
Convention, the Executive Committee Vo
ted that the first anniversary of the Amer
ican Baptist Anti-Slavery " ention be
held in the city of New-Yu... i the first
Tuesday in May, 1341.
Eld. Duncan Dunbar, and Dea. Wil
liam Tracy, of New-York were appoint
ed a committee to make arrangements for
holding the anniversary.
The next quarterly meeting cf this com
mittee will be held a"t the house of Br. Na
thaniel Colver, in Boston, on the first
Tuesday in February, 1S41.
C. P. Grosvenor. Rec. Sec.
Young People's Library.-Io copy-
ingthe Prospectus of this work, some time
since, there was, through mistake, or rath
er oversight, an omission of infonnation,
as to where orders for the- work should
be forwarded. The publisher's address is
North Springfield, W
Brandon Anti-Slavery Society.
This Society will meet at the Cnapel
ofthe Seminary, on Wednesday evening
next, at 6 o.clock.
By order ofthe President,
D- S. Murray, Sec'y.
The Rutland Cot sty Ministerial
Conference will hold their next meet
ing at the Baptist meetinghouse in Ira,
on the first Wednesday of Jun'iar v. at 1
o'clock, P- M. The following will be
tho ordr of exercises:
An Introductory Sermon by brother
Essay: Justification brother Hascall.
Means of promoting Sabbath Schools
brother Thomas.
Duties of ministers towards each other
brother Hurltut.
Scripture view of woman's rights in
the church brother B. Allen.
Atonement brother Hotchkiss.
Scripture doctrine of election rbrother
Scripture doctrine of perseverance
brother J. Packer.
Attributes of Christ brother Crowley.
Exegesis: Acts 22. 16 bro. H. Allen.
10: 1 3 bro. Hun
tington. ''"'
Brother B. Allen will preach at 6 o'
clock, P. M.
By order of the Conference,
V. R. Hotchkiss,- Sec1 p.
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Skeleton, brother Fisher, i Cor. 9: 16.
Exegesis, brother DcJ.au y, t Cor. 34, 35.
" brother Ten Broeke, Gen. 3 : 24.
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A. Hartey, Cierk.
Bridport, Oct. 5, 1840.
I . 1.- vviou, HartUiuJ,
J. li. Purker, Itocliester,
J. Whit lock, Fairliuven,
11. Mason, Craftsbury,
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In East Rosbury, on the 22 inst., by F.
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In Shorelnm, on the 18th u't., LrUcias NorfTirop.
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Also in Rutland.Sam'l Cottiag Jr. aged 21 years.
In Acton. Merrill, son of Daa. Daa'l Fisher,
aged 2 year 7 noqtIia.flnrf fl ft - ' "
We reel to sjiripfthizc wittf"our Jeeplv affiicted
brother, who has wiihin a few months been called
to part with Lis wifa and only son. That bouse,
wherd but a short ti.iis since dwelt father, mother,
daughter and son, happy in th enjoyment'of each
other's society, is now left with but father aud
daughter. Two bare been taken and two left. W
hope the remaining port of the bereaved family
will enjoy richly of that consolation which tho
gospel of Christ alone affords that though rtnw
their dearest earthly ties are severed, yet if so hap
py as lohave part iu the first resurrection, they
will reunite where desh shall 'never enter to
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orphans heart with sorrow. 5 , '.
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