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The History ot Macon and Dixon's Line, con
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Mirana Elliot, or the Voice of the Spirit, by S.
Autobiography of Charles Caldwell, M. D., with
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44 riOOR'S RAILROAD MAP OF THE
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noUTUEKl HOOK,?Origin of the Con
ij mnuiion; Incorporation of the General Gov
eminent by the States; as national public agents
in trust, with no sovereignty ; History of Copart
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to the Treaty with Mexico, 1S4S; Division of the
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?f the Puritans; Origin and Cause of Trouble be
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adjoining Willard's Hotel.
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Third patent, patent unproved fastener, riveting
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WALL ft STEPHENS,
322 Pa. avenue, next to Iron Hall.
Bl? It kiiowii thai I, the subscriber ub
| tamed letters patent iu December, 1651, u>r
an apparatus tor the destructive distillation oi'
wood, and the making therefrom ol'tar or pitch at
pleasure, and gas; and that in the judgment oI
competent persons the invention of an appar
tua recently patented by W. D. Porter cannot Ite
used by him or any other person without infring
ing my said patent. And, further, that what u
patented by said Porter rightfully belongs to ine,
as 1 expect to prove ere long before the United
States Patent Office ; and, further, that the use of
said Porter's invention involves also a process
which I am now claiming before the United Slates
Patent Office, and which has been adjudged to Ite
patentable to the first inventor thereof, and which
said W. D. Porter has formally disclaimed, as ap
pears upon the public records ot said office, ot
which an official copy is hereto annexed, and also
a copy of his claims.
In the National Intelligencer of the 25th instant
Mr. Porter announces thai he haa secured by
U?tWtillhe "exclusive right to making gas from
wood/ and tKKflllfetlS W W pant?
infringing his patent. I ask how this statement
comports with the fact of my patent of December,
1851, and how far the threat can intimidate under
such circumstances? Mr. Porter's claim is based
upon a movable perforated diaphragm, and was
so understood by the Patent Office, as it appears
from the records of the Patent Office that his
claim was at first refused as interfering with a
prior patent to Robert Foulis, of Canada, for an
equivalent contrivance. This claim, as given be
low, and in which the perforated diaphragm is the
saving clause, is what Mr. Porter calls securing
the "exclusive right to making gas from wood.
The statement carries absurdity on its front, and
is a libel on the good sense of the Patent Office
If such a claim or right had been granted, it would
forbid every coal-kiln and charcoal manufactory
in the country.
The following copies of correspondence and
extracts from the records of the Patent Office will
show the true state of the ease.
Unite* States Patent Office,
August 25, 1854.
Sih . In reply to your letter of this date, asking
" if any patent has been granted to \V. D. Porter,
dated 22d August, 1854, or at any other time, or
to any other person or persons, securing to him
or them " the exclusive right of making gas from
wood" and whether any such claim was made by
W. D. Porter, under his application for a patent,
which letters patent were issued bearing the
above date, you are informed that W. D. Porter's
claims are believed to be o n fined to bia appara
tus; and, further, this office is not awart that a
patent has been granted heretofore lor the exclu
sive right of making gas from wo*d. It would,
however, be unjustifiable to expect me to make
an extended investigation to answer your re
I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. Mason, Commissioner of Patents.
W. P. McConaell, Esq.,
Care of Prof. 0. G. Page, Washington, D. C.
The United States Patent Office?To all persons to
whom these presents shall come, greting :
This is to certify that the annexed is a true copy
from the files of this office of an extract from a
Eaper filed in the matter of the application of W.
K Porter for letters patent, in accordance with
which application letters patent were issued to the
?aid W. D. Porter on the 22d day of August,
eighteen hundred and fifty-four.
In testimony whereof, I. Charles Mason, Com
missioner of Patents, have caused the seal
of the Patent Office to be hereunto affixed
[l. s ] this 25th day of August, in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and fiAy
four, and of the independence of the United
States the seventy-ninth. C. Mason.
Copy of disclaimer of W. D. Porter in his applied'
tion for " an improved ttill for making wood
gas"filed August 5, 1854. Letters patent issued
" I do not claim as my invention and discovery
the improvements in inakinr gas from wood, viz:
subjecting the products of destructive distillation
therefrom to a high degree of heat, substantially
as has been described and for the purposes set
forth in the specification of W. P. McConnell."
The United States Patent Office?To all persons to
whom these presents shall come greeting :
This is to certify that the annexed is a true copy
from the records of this office of an extract from
the specification of W. D. Porter's patent, issued
in the twenty second day of August, eighteen
hundred and fifty-four.
In testimony whereof, I, Charles Mason, Com
missioner of Patents, have caused ihe
seal of the Patent Office to be hereunto
. . affixed this twenty-fifth day ot August,
u * J .n the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and fifty-four, and ot the
independence of the United States the
seventy-ninth. C. Mason.
Extract from Specification of TV. D. Porter on
which letters patent were issued August 22, 1854.
Claim.?What I claim as my invention and de
sire to secure by letters patent is :
"The construction of a gas apparatus or still,
consisting ot a metallic or other cylinder B, the
cones E and D, diaphram plate C, and exit pipe
F, substantially as described in the foregoing spe
cification, and ahown in the accompanying draw
The trirth of the abevemay be ascertained from
the records of the Patent Office, to which all have
WM. P. McCONNELL.
By bis sttorney CHAS. G. PAGE.
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UNSERVE and Preserved Ginger and
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Every style of book-binding executed, either in
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Periodicals and Music neatly half bound.
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mens of which can be seen at his bindery, or he
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Mathematical, dictionary ana
Cyclopedia of Mathematical Science, com
prising definitions of all the terms employed in
Mathematics, sn analysis of each branch, and ol
the whole as forming a single science, by Charles
Davies, L. L. L>., author of a complete course of
Mathematics, and Win. O. Peck. A. M , Assist
ant Professor of Mathematics United States Mili
ary Academy. Just published, and for sale at
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for building purposes. Apply to the undersigned
at his house on H. between l?th and 'iOth streets,
in the First ward, or to Mr. Paine, ntthe quarry.
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COMMENTARIES on the Jurisdiction
Practice, and Peculiar Jurisprudence of the
Courts of the United States, vol. 1, by George
History of the Crusades, their Rise, Progress,
and Results, by Major Proctor, of the Royal
Cumming's Lectures on the Seven Chunchefc.
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I PROPOSE to publish in the city of Washm*
ton, in September, a political newspaper, un
der the name of the WASHINGTON SENTI
hi doing so, it is proper I should make known
the principles it will maintain, and ilie policy it
It will support cordially and earnestly the pun
ciples of the Democratic party of th?e United State*
it does not propose to be the organ of any Depart
ment of the Government, except in so far a* an in
?lependent maintenance of the doctrines ol that
party may represent its opinions and express us
It will not be ambitious to commend itself to the
people by a blind flattery of their rulers. It will
seek public support by the bold avowal of the
sentiment* wfticn are common to the genuine
Dempcraoy of the Union, and by the condemna
tion of all auch as may conflict with thein, from
whatever quarter they may come. It will aeek to
be (and it will endeavor to deserve the title) the
orgun of the Democratic party of the United
The Sentinel will maintain, as a fundament^
truth of that great party, that the States formed^the
Union between them by the ratification of the Con
stitution as a compact; by which, also, they created
the Federal Government, and delegated to it,
an their common agent, the powers exprexslv
specified in it, with an explicit reservation of all
others to the States, or to their separate govern
ments. The exercise of any powers beyond these
thus delegated, is, therefore, an usurpation of the
reserved authority of the States by the agent ot
their own creation.
The Sentinel will uphold and defend the union
upon the basis of the rights of th? States?under
the Constitution?and thus by sedulously guarding
the latter, it will the more effectually strengthen
and perpetuate the former.
With regard to the exercise of the powers of the
Fecsral Government, the Sentinel will take as
the i rinciples of its action, that Congress shall ex
ercis no power which has not been delegated by
the C. nstitution, according to a atrict and fair in
terpret tion of its language and spirit; and that it
shall nc seek to attain indirectly an object through
the exei ise of constitutional power, for the direct
attainme t of whieh it has no delegation of pmcer.
In other words, all powers exercised must be
clearly gra ted, and ail granted powers must be
used for no >umose, except such as is clearlv in
tended by th Constitution.
In respect to the internal administration of the,
Government, the Sentinel will sustain the settled
policy of the Democratic party. It will labor to
inculcate this cardinal doctrine of Democratic in
ternal policy:?that this Government will best
promote the freedom and prosperity of the people
of the States, by being less ambitious to exercise
Eower, and more anxious to preserve liberty ; and
y leaving to the individual States the manage
ment of all their domestic concerns?while it con
tents itself with guarding the confederacy from
external violence, and directing the foreign policy
of the country to the promotion of the common
interests, and defence of the common rights, and
honor of the States composing it.
The Sentinel will advocate such a progressive
foreign policy as will suit itself to the exigencies,
and correspond with the expanding interests of the
country. That policy should be energetic and de
cided; but should temper firmness with liberality,
and make its highest ends consist with the strictest
principles of justice. The real interests of the
country, upon each occasion demanding attention
will be its guide in the course the Sentinel wil
The national policy of the world in this age is
essentially aggressive. In the growing sense ol
weakueasof some of the nation* of the Old World,
and the ambitious restlessness of others, a com
mon motive to colonial extension has developed
?elf. , . r
Our settled determination tc repel interference
from abroad with our domestic concerns, wil
prompt us to avoid it in the affairs of other coun
tries, unless by their foreign or colonial policy our
peace should be threatened, our aecurity endan
gered, or our interests invaded. For when the
selfish interests of other nations prompt a foreign
or colonial policy which infringes upon our rights,
snd places in the pathway of our commerce a
dangerous and unfriendly rival, such a policy must
be resisted by remonstrance, and, if need be, Wy
Our foreign policy should, indeed, be defensive,
but to be properly defensive, at must sometimes be
apparently aggressive. Our administration should
be vigilant, watchful, and energetic. The world
is full of important movements, commercial and
politi'^l, deeply concerning American trade and
American power. It is lime we had an American
foreign policy. We must have it. We cannot
avoid it if we would. We have larger interests, and
a greater stake in the world and its destiny, than
every other people. We occupy the best portion
of a continent, with no neighbors but a colony, and
? worn-out, anarchical deipotuni. We arc the
oiny people whose own land, without colonial cle
fendencies, is washed by the two great oceans ot
the world. Our agricultural productions are more
varied and more essential to civilized lile, and t<?
human progress?our mineral and manufacturing
resources more vast?our facilities and capacity tor
internal and foreign commerce more extended
than those of any other people living under one
government. A continent, to a great extent, un
explored and exhaust'ess in its yet hidden wealth
is at our feet. European trade seeks the great East
through avenues which are at our doors, or must
be made through our own limits. Europe, Asia,
Africa, and the isles of the sea, lying all around
| us, look to us as the rising power, through the
agency of whose example, and ever widening an<
extending, though peaceful influences, the bless
ings of liberty, civilization, and religion, are des
tined to triumph over the barbarism and supersti
lion of the millions ef the world. And shall such
a people refuse-to lay hold upon their destiny, and
act upon the high mission to which it is called
A mission so full of hope, though so laden with
responsibility, whtch, if properly directed, must
make our confederacy the harbinger o< peace to
the world, as well as the peaceful arbiter of its
The Sentinel will, therefore, advocate a bold
and earnest foreign pohcy, such as the condition ot
the country demands; but it will advocate it under
the flag of the country?nowhere else. Its foreign
policy must be consistent with the spotless honor
and unimpeachable good faith of the country. To
be respectable at home and abroad, and to be great
in the eyes of the world, it must ask for nothing
but what is right, and submit to nothing that is
wrong. It must be liberal and magnanimous to
the rights of others, and firm and immoveable in
insisting on its own. It must, in fine, be true to
its own interests, rights, and honor?it cannot then
be false to those of other nations.
Such, then, Is the chart by which we shall be
guided. Independent and free, we shall endeavor
to l>e honest and truthful. The true friends ot
democratic principles we shall cordially aupport
and defend. Its enemies in the field or in ambush
we shall oppose, and on all proper occasions de^
To our future brethren of the press we extend
the hand of friendly greeting. The Sentinel ta the
rival of no press ol its own party?the personal
enemy of none of the other.
The present Democratic Administration haa our
best wishes for ita success in the establishment ol
the great principles upon which itcamejnto power;
and in its honest labors to attain such an end it
will find the Sentinxlita friend and coadjutor.
1ATER YEARS, t?v the Author of ?* the
j Old House by the River,
Mr. Rutherford's Children, second volume.
Pebblea from the Lake Shore, or Miscellaneous
Poems, by Charles Lelsnd Potter, A. M.
General Notiona of Chemistry, translated Irom
the French, by Edmund C. Evans, M. D.
The Land of the Saracens, by Bayard Tayler.
Brushwood picked up on the Continent; or
Last Summer's Trip to the Old World, by Orville
Horwitz. . , .
The above are selected from * large arrival of
newbookTat TAYLOR fe MAURY'S
0 p Bookstore, near JHta ?t.
The New York and Liverpool United State*
The fhips comprising this line are :
The Atlantic.. Captain West.
The Pacific Captain Nye. '
The Baltic ..Captain Coinstock.
These ?h;ps having been built by
contract, expressly lor government
^ service, every care has been taken
in their construction, as alao in their engine*, to
insure strength and speed, and their accommo
dations for passengers are unequalled for ele
gance and comfort.
Price of paxsage from New York to Liverpool,
in first cabin $130
lu second cabin, $75. Exclusive use of extra sized
state rooms.... $325
From Liverpool to New York 30 and 20 guineas
An experienced Surgeon attached to each ship.
No berth secured until paid for.
PROroSKD DATKS OF 8 AIL IMS.
From New York. From LivtrpooL
Wed'day..Dec. 1854 I Saturday.. Dec. 16,1854
WoJ'day..Jan. 10, 1855 j Saturday. .Dec. o0,1&54
Wed'c ay. .Jan. 24, 1855
Wed'd.v ..Feb. 7, lt>55
Wed'da/.. Feb. 21,1855
Saturday..Jaw. 27, 1855
Saturday. .Feb. 10, 1855
Wed'day. .Mar. 7, 1855 | Saturday..Feb.24,1855
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BROWN, SHIPLEY & Co.,
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B. G. WAIN WRIGHT & Co.,
GEO. H. DRAPER, Havre.
The owners of these ships will not be accounta
ble for gold, silver, bullion, specie, jewelry, pre
ciou* stones, or metals, unless bills of lading are
signed therefor, and the value thereof therein ex
pressed. Jan 3?dtf
UST KECEIVED AT TAYLOR * NAU
ry's Bookstore, near 9th street?
The Plurality of Worlds, with an Introduction
by Edward Hitchcock, D. D.
A Lamp to the Path; or, the Bible in the Heart,
the Home, and the Market Place, by the Rev. W
K. Tweedie, D. D.
The Catacombs of Rome, by the Right Rev. W.
J. Kip, D. D.
Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coas
of America, by Gabriel Frauchere.
Corinne, by Madame De Stael, new edition
Vathek, by Beckford, do
Female Poets of Great Britain, do
Western Scenes and Adventures, illustrated.
Life of Napoleon, by Hazlitt, do
SATIRE AND SATIRISTS, BY JAMES
llannay, author of Singleton Fontlerov, ?Stc.
Cosas de Espana, or Going to Madrid, via Bar
Just published and for sale at
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March 6 Bookstore, near 9th street.
FOR RENT, till the 15th of November
next, the large built house at the corner oi
l&th and K streets. Call at the " Sentinel" office.
Intelligencer, Star, and Organ, one week daily'
and send bills to Sentinel office.
1) ROSPECTI/S.?SOUTHERN CONSER
I vative Magazine.?When new aspirants
for popular favor are announced, the public have
a right to demand ihe grounds upon which such
show of title to their patronage in made. In ac
knowledgment of this, w? trace the oustoma ot
parlies in the avowal of principles; of religious
sects, iu the i*romulgalion of creeds; and of per
sons in all pursuits of life, dependent upon the
public for success, in their preparatory expositions
of plans and purposes. The customs thus origin
ating, though sometimes abused, are useful and
proper, and should not be discarded. And when,
in obedience to cuotom, new plans are proposed,
those approving ought not to withhold their en
couragement, as too many do, until they see that
success is sure, for their aid may be needed to
secure it. Such a foolish policy aa this jeopar
dizes the plan they approve, and battens its failure;
it has defeated many important enterprises, and
has deprived the country of good and useful works.
If a uew proposition of any kind is approved by
the public, the support of those approving is oi
right expected, their approval being solicited only
in the view that their more substantial aid will
not be withheld.
BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE PLAN OF THE
The Southern Conservative Maoazinz will
occupy grounds but little cultivated by American
magazinista. It is believed that a fiekl is open for
a periodical of a new and, in some respects, a
higher order than has been aimed at in our maga
zine literature. In this belief, and with such an
sim, we announce the Southern Conservative
The new magazine will be national and not
sectional; claiming no merit by virtue of its es
tablishment in the South, but aiming at a higher
usefulness and a more general acceptability.
It will be Protestant, but not sectarian; opposing
religious bigotry or intollerance on the one aide,
and infidelity on the other?laboring in its teach
ings to advance a closer union between the several
branches of the great family of the church.
It will be political, but liberal; owing no slavish
Allegiance to parties or politicians, it will advocate
measures, not men, and will labor only for the
success of principles.
It will be progressive, yet sternly opposed to
the reckless spirit of innovation so rife in the
country?aiming to elevate and advance, not de
press; to reform and improve, not to destroy;
sacredly adhering to the true intent of our great
republican theory, and laboring to advance it to
Its fullest development.
It wilt be truly American in tone snd sentiment,
but will repudiate nothing foreign, merely because
so; believing that the good, the useful, and true
belong not, par excellence, to any favored people,
but are the common right of all.
It will be the organ of pure conservatism.
It will encourage a ?igh-looed literature, and
defend pure morals in all the social rulaticns ot
And it will number in its corps of regular con
tributors some of the ablest political and literary
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The magazine will be printed on the finest
quality of psper, with new type, and in a plain
but superior style.
Each number will contain not lesa than 50 large
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we intend to perform it all, and more, if the read
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I VTEW MUSIC?W. C. ZANTZINGER has
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business stands on the avenue, and is yearly in
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expires on the 1st September next, on which day
possession may had.
Also, that large three-story Brick House on 17th
street west, (opposite the War Office, and three
doors south of G street.)
Also, that three-story House on 17th street west,
next door to the Government Building, at the
corner of F and 17th streets.
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NEW LIVERY STABLE.
To tht Patrons of Berkeley Springs.
rpHE undersigned begs leave to inform hie
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erected a new aud extensive Livery Stable, for
the accommodation of those who may wish to
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proaching season. The building contains about
40 stalls of extra width, and extensive Carriage
Sheds. Its location is clean, dry, and airy, and
convenient to Colonel Strother's Hotel, with
which it is connected by arrangement. Expe
rienced and reliable persons will be in attendance,
and no expense will be spared to give every
satisfaction to the visiting public. The proprietor
will also keep for hire, several pleasure carriages
and saddle horses. Having provided these ac
commodations. at considerable expense, the Pro
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Terms to suit the limes.
JAMES A. STORM.
Morgan County, Va., July 1, 1355.
UNITED STATES TIMES.
A Weekly Newipapcr to b? pabllihtd In
Wuhlnfton Ctt jr.
The undersigned, expecting soon to retire from
the position he has for some time held ss Superin
tendent of the United States Census, intends to
devote himself to the control and management oi
the Review, of which, for the last nine years, he
has been the editor and proprietor, and to the
publication in the City of Washington of a weekly
newspaper with the above title.
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of selections or extracts from articles admitted
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ment a Family Newspaper which shall be adapted
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tke extent of maintaining the institutions ef the
country and defending the rights and sovereignty
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? The City of Washington, from the advantages
which it preaenta for obtaining material of every
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tution, the Patent Office, and the National Agri
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tended, exciting, and all important intereata tbat
concentrate upon it, is, perhapa, the most eligible
location for such a journal, and ample guarantees
of its auocess have already.been received. It will
be printed in folio for the convenience of binding,
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ISO pages, and otherwise improved by additional
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particular address of the editor, whether Wash
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to time, in the work.
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Washington, Nov. 26, 1864.
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MEMOIRS, Speeches, and Writings, ol Robert
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HISTORY OF OLIVER CROMWELL una
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Scottiah Songs, Ballada, and Poema, by Herr
Full Proof of the Ministry, a Sequel to the Boy
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Memoira of Lite, Exile, and Conversationa of
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Manuel of Sacred History, by John Henry
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