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VOL., 1.
SALiStf O., Fill PAY. NOViSMBE.l 11, IM5,
NO. 17
Published every Friday at
Salem, Columbiana Co., O.
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relating to the pecuniary affairs of the paper.
to be addressed (post paid) to the General
Agent, Communication! intended for inter- I
lion to be addressed to the Ldttors.
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not paid wan in six raonuis oi tne time
Advertisements making less than a square
inserted thres times lor 75 cents: one
uare 1.
PtrBLisniNO Committee: Sam'! Brooke
GeorgoOarretson, James B irnaby, Jr
David L. unlbreath, Lt Holmes.
JAMES BARNAUL, Jr., Oena ai. s.eent.
ftJ-The closing of the doors of the Friends'
meeting house in Dublin against the noble
hearted Douglass, the representative of three
millions of American slaves, has elicited the
following excellent appeal from Richard D.
Webb and Thomas Webb, highly esteemed
members of the Society of f rmnds: Liber
DUBLIN, 17th of Ninth month, 1845.
Dear Friends: We learn with regret,
that the Monthly Meeting of Dublin has this
day concluded to withhold the lurtner use ol
the Friends' Meeting House in Eustace-
street, from Frederick Douglass, lor his leo
tures on American Slavery.
We cannot imatrine any thing more incon-l
sistent with the profession the Society makes
before the world, than the reasons we have
heard assigned for this decision. No objec-
tion was made to the character of the lec-
turer, or the truthfulness of his testimony;
as far as he is concerned, the facts he was
obliged to bring forward to prove his posi-
nuns, lorra we cniei uiiuu
of Friends. The objections that were made
of three kinds.
Some Friends, who make no special ob-1
jection to anything that nas teen saia in tne
course oi me two leciuren ueuvereu uy r icu-
erick Douijlass, do not wish that their meet-
inir house should be applied to any other pur-
pose than those of worship and discipline.
The cause of humanity appears not in their
holy enough for the meeting noiisc
premises. we Know tney wouiu no. ukC
it to be supposed that they believe, in com-
mon with most other Christian prolessors,
that there is something especially sacred 111
the bricks and mortar of a place of wors.up;
for r nends look upon all ceremonies m con-
as rank superstition. Nevertheless.
many, although they cannot precisely leu
why, do not feel easy at the idea ol any
such place being moae we j, except mi -
religious capacity. The association ol ideas
is so strong upon tneir minas, 111.it 1,117 un-
give way to the same si'P"""-
tion which they condemn when openly man.
ifested by others. It would otherwise be
for such as these, to a3si.ni any ob-1
jection to the meeting house being lent for
tnepurrosaoi nenriuS
who was once a slave, and is now a man,
reveal the dark secrets of the house ol bond-
age, and pointout to us the m-ans ny wmcn
we may assist in the blessed duty ol 'undo-
ing the heavy burdens, and 1 mug the op-
pressed go tree. .
How can the Mi-flaoeru Mfdine be ob-
jected to, whilst the finance ummitire star-
ties noDouy, tuougn nuiu on mo oamu ,.ib.ii-
Some Friends fear that f rerienek voug-
lass does not express himseji in a sum-
piently gentle spirit. Only think ol those
who have been nurturea in me iap 01 e,
who have never experienced cruelty, hun-
per, or the midnight ot the minu wincn
the late ot the Donuman, asMng "
spealt in simen lormsoi iauij. 1 ni
Douglass nas aninK me uutet uup
Aieae. His back is even now lurrowed with
the cowskin, his soul burns with the wrongs
he has endured; the slaveholders have done
their utmost to make a brute of hun; end
at this moment, if they vet live, his grand
mother, his brothers and sisters, and other
companions of his youth, are crouching !(.
Heath tho iron heels of Christian prolessors
in the South
. Objections such as these, aro called pro-
mlnrrru in America. 1 hev aro such as
continually thrown in the face of Abolition,
ists, by those who say they are a anl itave
rt ai anybody, whilst they do nothing them
selves to orave their sincerity, and can never
ije satisfied by any thing that is done byoth.
era for the overthrow of Slavery.
third class of objecto.s are those who,
while thev have no oli'iection that an Anti-
Slavery lecture should be delivered in
meeting hoime, cannot bear that any thing
pffensive to any class of professors should
be utteped there cmuch less anything in
si i eh test degree insinuating that Fren
have not done their duty in the Anti-shvery
eaSP Y may portray the in of hhvery
In the darkest colors, but it will nevor da
charge it home to tho tinnor, or to say
him. Thou art the man.' let this eipo
sure is the very thing that is necessary. Sin
never becomes so insidious as when it takes
the cloak of religion to serve the devil
in. Anti-Slavery has no morn dangerous
foe to contend with than pro-slavery religious
communities, or societies, which, whilst
.i e j e .i.- -1 r
Lilt' y prutus rcguru lur mw Biave, .rviuae tu
make any cltorl to hreak his chains.
The (Jhiirch members ot nearly all the
sects in the free States recognize their fellow
professors of the South. This intercourse,
cemented by commerce, intermarriage, and
social intercourse, inevitsiMy Umds to strength
en the pro-slavery sentiment in the national
mind. We can scarcely appreciate how
powerful are sectarian inlluences; they have
grown with our growth, and strengthened
with our strength; it is dillicull to be unmov
ed by any insinuation derogatory to the fair
lama ot the religious hotly to which we be
long. We readily forgf t the claims of hu
manity in delercnce to those ot our sectarian
organization. No wonder, then, that relig
ious bodies in Ireland should wince when
they hear the conduct of their slavcholding
fellow prolessors portrayed in the colors
which truth demands; when they listen to
documentary evidence ot the extent to which
Conferences, synods and tieneral Asscm
blies have conceded to the demands of ava
rice and oppression,
If the nominal Christianity of the slave
States supports the horrible system of Slave
ry, it must be exposed to the execration of
the world. It must not avail a slaveholder
to say that ho is a Methodist, a Presbyterian,
a Baptist, an Independent, i'l.e facts must
be told. A mere relation ol the cruelties
ana pernny inseparable irom slavery win
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I nut uu. r llliiat hu ill n w ay mr iiidsn. ui
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rKlllJIUIl UIII UV tllW Olil VrilUIUlTl , millennial
- , nJ ,, u,hn rnliea mum nrin.
:u hoi,at , ,i
sincf) the iB(,reas0 0f 8tMm navigation has
brought the United Sutes so near to us, we
have learned that Friends in America, as well
a8 a oth(,r spct iavo b,,nn oMleii t0 ow.
er thoir testimony their practical testimony.
; -:i-, -n;ii.jt ,i. ..!
opinion of the pr0-slavery community. We
k'now that they . ag $eP,)y im,ued with
, ,iina n-Bi,,,!!-. niminKt mlor. r thnt nir.
Bnrln of the institution of Slaverv. 1 as anv
oth0r portion of the peple. We are aware
that ,. nre 8ome brint pX.eption3, but,
alag, are comparatively few. The sum
of the .Society's exertions in America, now
oon9jBt in an occasional address from a Year
were I i Mnetino-nr Yearlv Met-tino-'s Commit-
tiong wlich regt from a ,rue appreciation
f ,. of tfavprv. and a sincere desire
for th6ir rem0val. If wo are in earnest, we
,ij ,..,11011011 t)
,n..t trlpnta ghunld keep tho conscience of a
ivhole yearly Meeting at ease as to their
,ltir8) when every one should put his shoul-
,,r l0 tn WorU, for the extinction of this
.rup i,i0(iVi nchristian system,
wh.,t u ;te8timony' worth, if it ho not
fl,t a)J artpd m,ont Are we to he satisfied
,!lat we ,)ave (()n0 onr ,uty in t!ie mattpr, jf
n(.e a yrar we gl,n(1 RPnly breathed whis
ecration Horos9 tlB Atlantic to our American
.,re,,ren reniinilingr them of their duty.
lvhi)st lhpy resp(m,i by a half a whisper in
rnv. in the elfect t hat thev w act when
.a rj ht opcn,r' comesl A right opening!
w,lcn (llelr bouses burn, when thoir chil
consciously ,lrc.n ,lrown, when money is to be made, or
.,1.li.i,!,i n.,rtirs tu b ajrurandiaed bv their
HSSls,at,cc Uo they sit with their hands be
difficult e .i.. o.,,i r.
Lpt ug bpWare rt the love of reputation,
and tho wish to stand well with the com-
,;,, outweigh our regard for the claims
i1Umanitv. Wo do not act as if we felt
h lt ()ur llretiren wnrB in bonds; as if we
M!trrd ,,;lt 4(j0j ,as mado men of one
,,Iood to dwell upon the face of the earth.'
As a Socii ty, we are not in earnest on this
.,.,:. cninnlncnntlv. atinn
with the j deej80f our predecessors.
ohj that lhe conseienct-8 of Friends were
I iroused on this creat question. This would
u0 tlin cagp j(- we trnC(j ol!r attention to its
1 many jmpnrtant bearings; to the degradation
o( t)ie 6iaVeholder; to tho sufferings, the
hoathonism, the brutal prostration of the uu
happy slave. Think of 2,800,080 men, wo-
is mfi)j nn(1 children, in the worse than Egyp-
tian night of Slavery. Feel for tho perver
80n of every right principle, which recon-
ciles six millions of proteasing Christians
the perpetuation of such wickedness. Neith
er civilization, nor religion, nor tho happi
ness of the human family, can prosper 111 any
extended sense, so long as Slavery is per
nutted to curse the United States. Every
one has it in his power to hasten tho day
its overthrow. Mo amount ol religious pro
fession, no solemn testimonies, no washing
of the outside of tho cup and the platter,
will excuse us from doing our parts in th
We remain respectfully, your friends,
In a speech recently made by him at
meeting of the Loyal Repeal Association
Dunlin, lianiel ti uonnoll endeavored to show
that England s extremity would he Ireland
opportunity and he was right. He said-
Passing across the Atlantic, let us see
Is the position of Amerioa (hear.) It is clear
thU England must either submit to abandon
the Oregon territory, or America must do
and America, in that ease, would be covered
with disgrace afior all her vaporing. Eng.
lanu says max .nrtcries must nor nave itpu
egon territory America says she must have
It, ana we win nuo wnun-r tins quarrel 01
words will bo followed by a uuarrel of blows
(hear, hear.) While America has the cank
er of negro slavery working at her heart's
core while a remnant of slavery exists in
America, she can never be strong or prosper
ing in war, or able to nolo her own against a
hostile nation (hear.) There is within her
the plague-spot of slavery, and God forbid
ih t any country should ever be permanently
1 owerful that is tainted with that infernal sys-
i 1..JI . f 1
tern fencers.; nut ciiianu nasio lear, How
ever, the commencement 01 sncn a war.
She has cause to apprehend it, and whatever
tends to the creation of difficulties for Eng
land, adds to tho chances ol our own success
(cheers.) W e are in this position; the Irish
nation arc all but unanimous for Repeal they
are determined to carry it by peaceable means
alone, hut tho Irish nation is watching for
the difficulties of England (hear, hear.) The
moment that Enzland wants our assistance.
tint instant we will achieve our freedom;
fchcers) and it will therefore be ever a legit
imate object of speculation to tho Irish peo
ple to look to the affairs of England (hear,
The Liberator introduced to the mooting
Mr. Douglass, who had been an American
Mr. Douglass said ho would not be expect
ed to speak of Repeal as a political question
but he felt bound to say that the expression
of sympathy which he had just heard lor his
enslaved countrymen, had Btirred feelings
within him which he could not express.
He had often heard of the L iberator when he
was a slave in a way that was dear to his
heart; ho had heard of him in the curses of
his masters, and thus he was taught to love
him (loud cheers.) O'Connell was denoun
ced by the slaveholders in America, as he
was denounced by those in this country who
hated Itepeil. The poor trampled slave o
Carolina had heard the name of tho Libera
tor with joy and hope, and he himself had
heard the wish that some black O'Connell
would vet rise up among his countrymen
and cry, 'Agitate, agitate, agitate!' He had
stopped in this country for a month, to see
the Liberator, and when he heard of his ap
proach in tho streets to-day, he rushed for
ward to catch a sight of hiin who had ever
befriended the poor negro (cheers.) He nev
er had such feelings in the whole course
hit life as he had while he looked on that
meeting with freedom" for its object, and
th' Ught that seven years ago ho was a slave
whose back had been mangled with the
scourge (sensation.) The spirit tint anima
ted those whom he then addressed had
indred spirit in America, and thousands there
ho hated slavery were devoted to the cause
of Ireland (hear.) Theio was great bluster
nd noise 111 tho united Stites when O Con-
nell denounced slavery; but ho (Mr. Doug
lass) was happy to assure them that his words
rodueed great effect among the Americans
(hear, hear.) Mr. Douglass resumed his scat
amid applause.
Daniel O'Connell will elicit afresh tho an
athemas of the southern slave-stealers, for
thus honoring as 'a m in and a brother,' one
of their fugitive chattels; but these will be re
garded by hun as in fact the highest encomi
ums that can be bestowed upon him. He
who receives tho cuisei of tyrants is sure to
obtain tho blessings of the oppressed, and the
respect and gratitude of every friend ot hu
man liberty, lho enthusiastic manner in
which Mr. Douglass was received by the Re
peal Association is highly creditable to that
body, and will drive another nail into the cof
fin of American Slavery. Liberator.
Ancient Remoion op the South. A co
py of tho 'Imperial Herald' of Nov. 17, 1795,
printed in IMewhuryport, contains the follow
ng, wnicn wo unu 111 ine list 01 ueams:
Died, on the 9th of October last, at Beau
fort in South Carolina, the Rev. Matthew
Tate, in the 4(Hh year of his ago.
In his will were the following paragraphs
"I enjoin it upon my executors to publish
n all the newspapers in Charleston, that I
depart life under a full persuasion, that if I
died in possession 01 a stave, 1 should not
conceivo myself admissible into tho kingdom
01 heaven.
Acquaint Dr. Rush, of Philadelphia, of mv
decease, aim request mm 10 insert the abovo
in the papers of that city."
This was before South Carolina was whol
ly given over to tyranny before the spirit
the revolution naa entirely tiled out. Lsstx
Tho following Protest was forwarded
us last week, with the request that wo insert
it in the Jldvurate, which we cheerfully do.
In the note which accompanied it, wo are
told "the idea in getting it up was to have
published in the liallimore Visiter and Clay's
True Jmerican," but being delayed longer
than was originally intended, it was thought
best that we first give it publicity, and "re
quest tho papers just named, and Anti-slavery
papers gouorally, especially the Cincinna
ti Herald and .lnti-slarery Bugle, to copy tho
same. We hope the papers named , and all
others favorable to the cause of Justice and
Mercy, will extend its circulation. Liberty
Jddreved to the Penple of Missouri, Mary
land, Kcnt'Klty, and Virginia! and especial
ly to thou residing within the Districts
where Thompson, Burr, Fairbanks. Torrev.
and Boyd, received sentence and are imprie-
-.J ... . .1. I. . J I- F 4
out tn luvrjgm vj auwrnn atavts:
Wherefore -are these men incarcerated!
Not for any crime; but for net on wl ich
angels smile, and Heaven looks approvingly
own acts which an enlightened intellect i
benevolent heart would dictate as the no-
lest that human beings arc capable of. Ni t
for violating the law of Ood, hut for fulfilling
the highest injunction ever given to nijn,
namely, "as ye would that others should do
to yoa, do ve even so unto them." They
saw in the crushed and bleeding victims of
American Slavery nearly throe millions of
representatives; hence they nobiy
dared to open the prison doors of those that
were bound, remembering his declaration,
inasmuch as ye did it unto one of the
least of these, my brethren, ye did it unto
mo." r or this deed ol mercy, they receive
felon's doom: for this Samaritan-like act, in
a land of professed Christians, of Bibles, and
Uhurches. they are torn ttom tne Dosoms 01
friends and the endearments 01 home, ana
cast into loathsome dungeons, there to pine
in want, and perhaps sink prematurely into
their graves.
Though the declaration that "all men are
created equal, and endowed by their Creator
with cortiun inalienable rights, among wnieii
are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,"
is annually endorsed and acknowledged to bo
the nation s political Chart, vet we behold im
10 tne
mured within prison walls, conhneii
grated cell, those who, in a land claiming to
be Republican and Democratic, would reduce
to practice that Decl iration-believing it t be
immutable truth, and not a solemn larce oy
restoring to those who had been robbed of
their liberty, that priceless boon.
1 herelore.
The undersigned, in the namo ofsuilenn
hleedinrr. down-trod. Ion humanity, in the
name of Him who commandrd u to "n
member those in bonds as bound with them,"
"to break every yoke and let the oppressed
go tree, and in the name 01 all Hint is just.
and good, and true, do most solemnly protest
against their imprisonment, as an act oegraa
inir to humanity, and in violation of the lawi
of nature and of nature's God a trampling
on every principle of Chnstianity,and Repub
licanism, which must awaken scorn and righ
teous indignation of the virtuous and philan
thropic every where.
Signed by Wm Robinson, and three hun
dred and fifu-livi! others, mostly of Harrison
Jcffersoi. and JJolmont counties, Uluo.
Wo had tho pleasure of seeing Mr. John
A. Innis of Salem, Massachusetts, at our of-ti-e
011 Tuesd.iy last; the Philadelphia Mon
day morning papers reported him in the Bal
timore jail on a charge of slave-stealing, and
so, sure enongh, he was on Saturday and Sun-
lay lat. llow lie lelt at his release from
hose shades ol death, we have no words to
lescribe. Knowing him to be a sturdy and
bold abolitionist, we had but little hope of his
escape from the grip of the slavers. 1 or
when law itsell is crime, innocence allonls no
confidence. He was, it seems, travelling
fiom Washington City homeward, accompan
ied hy a tree colored man who has long lived
in the District ot Columbia. At ltaltnnore.
as at Washington City, he purchased tickets
at the railroad olheo lor hunsell and John,
who could pass these gentry only as Mr. In
nis a servant.
At Baltimore, however, the lynx-eyed man
thieves, employed as police officers, at once
discovered that he had nothing of that howie
knife bluster of bearing that distinguishes the
Southern Baron, and this was enough to fast
en suspicion of slavo stealing upon him.
He was arrested, examined and committed
tho city jail for further examination. There
he lay until on Monday a dozen letters from
friends at Washington, all testifying that
John was always "taken, deemed, reputed
and held" to bo a freeman at the Federal ci
ty, arrived at Baltimore, and Mr. Innis was
discharged by the committing Magistrate.
Rut John, poor John, thus proved to he
freeman is kept in jail probably for sixty
days to await the leisure of the law for the
appearance of his owner, and then to he sold
for his jail fees if not paid by himself or by
his benevolent friends ! ! !
How glad we nre that we never did make
"a Fourth of July oration." It would have
been such a lie such a web of lies as no re
pentance could atone for as it is, wo ask
the wide world's pardon for our once child
ish pride in the name of American citizen.
For this thing of being born with the dela
tion of independence in one's pucket, and be
n taught to talk Lbout our Washington,
Warren, Franklin, and Adams, makes such
s fool of a boy that he sometimes thinks him
self a freeman. Heaven help us; we are born
just where it happens some of us black and
others white; tne one set staves ami tne oth
er tyrants But few have the luck to turn
up Indians and so escape the villany and vil
lanage of American Nativoism.
So situated, we are too familiar with our
doom to he surprised at the ficts in Mr. In
nis's story, which we have already noticed,
but we were not quite prepared for his ac
count of his board and lodgings in the Balti
more iail.
Five beds spread upon the floor of a filthy
cell for tho accommodation of twelve prison
ers. One pound of raw beet and as much
mixed corn and wheat bread once a day
each man, with a couple armfulls of fire-wood
to cook their meat with, and as much water
as they please. Not a potato, nor a pinch
salt nor a slice of butter, a drop of milk or
cup of coffee, at the expense of the city,
any tinforranats traveller 'hat tWir rascally
police pleases to waylay and detain against
is will, v erily, the modern feudalism of
south seems to be a very faithful copy of
that wo mean and cruel in the ancient.
lacking only the re il chivalry and magnanim
tint gave it all lis barbarous dignity. If
ny thing could restrain a decent man from
negro-stealing, the Baltimore jail Would do
We would be afraid of being suspected
such a thing or of any thing else, indeed.
we must lie there until the day of trial.
Mr. Inuis speaks very favorably of the com
mining magistrate, Mr. Gray, and of his fel
low prisoners; they were gentlemen. The
man-catchers and tho man merchants that
rowded the Squire s office behaved them
selves liko so many blackguards and ruffians.
e will not trouble the State ot Maryland
strip those fellows of their authority and
turn them outol otticc we will attend to that
ourselves, so soon as we get Congress a lit
tle reformed, and a freeman in the President's
chair; but we do respectfully request the pol
ice of Baltimore to oblige us by taking up in
turn every citizen of that city and confining
him in that cell for one day and night on sus
picion, say of original sin, to be fed and
odged in the manner now provided by the
itv authorities for strangers, and let them be
released by the committing magistrate sum
marily, for want of probable evidence of their
guilt that t all. .imertcan littzcn.
From the Concord N. H. Independent Democrat.
purpose of forming a Stato Convention pre
paratory for admission into the Union, has in
serted in it the following provision in relation
to slavery
Sec. 1. The Legislature siiall have
no power to prevent emigrants to tdi9
State from bringing with them such per
sons AS ARE deemed slaves bv anv of thi
United States, so lono as any person op
the same age and description shall be
continued in slaverv bv the laws of this
Statf; Provided, that such slaves shall be
tho bona fule property of such emigrants: Pro
v'ded, that laws shall be passed t prohibit
tho introduction into this State, of slaves who
h ve committed high crimes in other States
or Territories.
There you have a strong provision for th
eternity of slavery; yet when this constitu
tion shall bo submitted to thp American Con
gress at its nextsrssion forapproval, weshall
sen the very doughfaces sanctioning it who
all along have pretended that the effect of an
nexation would be to "enlarge the area of
freedom!" With this provision stiring them
in the face, the greedy demagogues among
us, with Democracy upon their lips, but the
spirit, of tyranny in their hearts, will still have
the ,impi:donce to urge the people of New
Hampshire to send out another doughface in
to Congress, in order to annex Texas with
such an ungodly constitution. Out on such
uncircumeiscd mendacity, and let dema
gogues find out that they cannot sell like so
many sheep the people of the Granite State
to Slavery. 1 heir unprincipled purposes
are noi understood, and the people will a
gnin make known in heavier thunder tones
their abhorrence of this scheme, the direct
tendency of which is to sink a large portion
of mankind into a more hopeless thraldom.
Xn sophistry can mannfacture any other re
sult, and they who make the attempt will find
in the withdrawal of public confidence, a
reward for their heartless efforts.
Daring of Abolitionism. This foil spir
it has made its appearance among us. The
grand jury of this county, on Wednesday
last, indicted the Rev. Mr. Wagener, of this
county, for preaching, a short time ago, an in
flainatory abolition sermon, in the hearing of
a large portion of our slave population. It
is to be regretted that this matter ever hap
pened; that any ministers of the Gospel of
Peace should so far forget the dignity of his
station and the benignity of that religion
which he professes to preach, as to desecrate
the pulpit consecrated to the worship of the
God of Lovo, by proclaiming from that holy
place such sentiments, and seeking to incul
cate principles which, he must know, would
produce strife, discord, and contention among
men; and so far disregard, not only the dic
tates of reason and propriety, but the laws of
the land, as to seek to promulgate, in this
portion of our Confederacy, the destructive
and hell-born doctrines of abolitionism. We
refrain from saying more, as the whole sub
ject will be brought before the proper tribu
nal, where we doubt not the reverend gentle
man will bo dealt with justly and fairly."
Staunton Democrat, Va.
The Bible refused to Fugitive Slates.
The Oberlin Evangelist of April 23d, con
ttins a letter from Mr. C. C. Foote to tha
Rev. I. J. Rice, Missionary among the fu
gitive slaves in Canada West, in which he
states, that Mr. Rico's request for "a box of
Bibles" was presented by him (Mr. Foote)
to the "Agent of tho Orleans Bible Society,
who was in favor of the grant;" that at a
meeting of the Society, subsequently, he
(Mr. Foote,) in answer to inquiries, gave,
such information as he had respecting "tha
ability of the fugitives to read, their thirst
for the water of life, their present destitu
tion, the joy with which the precious Bible
would be received, and the eagerness with
which it would be devoured by those whM
euls had been emsnelpamd ftcoa the t7n4

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