This will be added to as time permits to type more of the clippings.


On the 1st day 10th month 1884 at the residence of his son in Upper Oxford Pusey Barnard, In his 74th year. Friends ar respectfully invited to attend the funeral on fifth day(Thursday) meet at 11 o’clock A.M. Sept 20, 1884, near Hickory Hill, Chester county,

Chandler P. Infant son of Taylor and Jane Biddison, aged 10 months and 19 days Ninth month 27th day, 1884 in Pennsville, Morgan county, Ohio, of Typhoid fever,

Lydia M. Coulson, in her 49th year daughter of Abner and Esther White, dec’d , formerly of Nottingham , Pa. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


RENO- In Pittsburg on the 29th day Ella S daughter of Elizabeth Dickey and Eli Reno

McDANIEL - In West Nottingham township, on the 2d of Oct, 1878 Mary M. wife of Levi McDaniel in the 56th year of her age. The internment took place in New London cemetery on the 5th inst.

SPEAR- In Oxford on the 26th ult. Mrs. Ann C. Spear widow of the late Issac Spear, Esq. dec’d aged 74 years 11 months

OVERHOLT- In Rising Sun Md. on the 1st inst. , Clarence Irving , only child of W. F. and Laura E. Overholt, age 20 months



WRIGHT - January 13, 1882, in Little Britain township, Lancaster county , Pa. John Wright, in the 80th year of his age

McVEY - First month 11th, 1882, in Fulton township, Lancaster county, Alice McVey aged near 37 years



Death of a Remarkable Woman

Elizabeth Levick, wife of Ebenezer Levick, merchant, whom she survived 40 years, died at her residence in Philadelphia, on the 21st ult. in her 98th year She was a friend and devoted christian woman, taking an active part in works of charity and ed ation for three quaters of a century. She was the daughter of Isaac and Mary Jones and was born in Philadelphia June 5, 1789. She recieved the most liberal education the times of her youth afforded, taking courses in embrodery and fine cooking ; also in ruction in botany. At the age of 84 her sight, which had been lostfrom a cataract, was restored by a skillful operation and she enjoyed excellent vision for fourteen years after In her extreme old age she was the central figure of a large circle of frie s, made up, with others, of children and grandchildren of her early associates. With none of the decrepitude of old age, she was a delightful companion.

In Oxford Nov. 28th 1886, Evan P. Bailey, aged 39 years



A Busy Undertaker

C.C Cauffman of Wakefield, Lancaster county, has done considerable business in the undertaking line during the past year, as shown by the record he keeps. From the first of April 1881 to April 1st 1882, he has made coffins and attended sixty-seven funerals. In February and March last for eight Sundaysin succession he was either getting a coffin ready or attending a funeral, and in March he attended nine funerals in thirteen

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January 31st 1887 , Joseph L. STEPHENS in his 59th year, the friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from his late recedence near Rising Sun Md., on Friday 4th inst. at 11 o’clock a.m. Interment at Rose Bank Cemetery (second article mentions same plus) He had been an offical member of the M.E. church twenty-sevenyears, two years after his connection with the same. He leaves a widow one sone and five daughters, three of whom were married last October on the same evening.

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Rebecca Smith , eldest daughter of the late Thomas West, who was a relative of Benjamin West , the great painter, died at her late residence , near Chrome Hill on the 20th day of August , 1881 at the advanced age of 97 years lacking 6 days. This venerable woman was born on the farm now occupied by Mrs. Stacy West and remained there until the 17th year of her age. She was then united in marriage with Amos Smith, a gentleman of the literary taste and culture, and of unblemished moral ch acter. The first seven years of her married life were passed in the city of Baltmore , the balance of her long and eventful life in the house in which she died. She was the mother of thirteen children, seven of whom survive her, and one of whom is in th 80th year of her age. These reside in several states and in their respective localites are esteemed for their intellectual and moral worth. Proper represenatives of their honored parents. Her last and only sickness, which was protracted thru several mon s, was borne with the upmost fortitude, and with perfect resignnantion to the will of the Divine Father. Thus has been broken one of the last links that binds the present generation to that of the distant past. In a book recently published is a referenc to Mrs. Smith that may appropriately find a place in this notice of her death “ The oldest inhabitant now living in the vicinity of the Rocks of Dree Creek is Mrs. Rebecca Smith. She was born within three forths of a mile of her present residence. Here thin sight of the Rocks she has lived to be almost a centenarian , surviving all who commenced with her the journey of life. Of a cheerrful diposition and vigorious constitution she has borne the burdens of life with comparitive ease; and in old age , c forted by loving hearts she is awaiting resignedly the final summons” That summons has been given and the aged mother has gone to greet dear ones who long ago went to the world of joy”In thy presence is fullness of joy ; and at Thy right hand are pleasu s for evermore.

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NEARLY ONE HUNDRED The Alexandria (Va) Gazette of a recent date contained a lenghtly sketch of Mrs. Ann L. Kirk, of the 4th district of Cecil county, Md. who recently paid a visit to her son-in-law Morris R. Wilkinson who a short time ago removed to Virginia We make e following extract Mrs. Ann L. KIRK, of Cecil county, Md. who will in a few days , celebrate her 95th birthday , is now on a visit to her daughter Mrs. Morris R. Wilkinson, of Grays Hill farm, near Mt Vernon, which place she visited Sept. 8th, walking without assis nce all through the mansion, even up into the cupola and over the grounds, she came through from her home, about 120 mile in a single day, stopping only three hours in Washington, arriving at her destination about 6 o’clock in the evening very little fa gued, and did not retire until near 11 o’clock, arose in the morning refreshed and cheerful. Said she has not felt better for years. She has three children living Viz: Samuel M. Kirk of Cecil county Md.; Rebecca wife of Edward W. Posey,near Kennett Square, Chester County, Pa. and Sarah H. wife of above named M. R. Wilkinson now of Gray’s farm, Fairfax county Va. She is remarkably well preserved, both mentally and hysically enjoys young company taking a great interest in them, particulaly in children.

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BRINTON - BROWN 10th month 24th day 1882 at the residence of James Garrett in West Philadelphia, by friends ceremony , before Mayor King, Edward Brinton and Ruthanna H. Brown both at West Chester

HOUSTON- October 29th, 1882 , In Oxford of consumpstion Elmer E. Huston, son of Dr J. W. Houston , age 21 years and 9 days

JACKSON - October 29th, 1882 in East Nottingham township, Charles P. Jackson, M.D. aged about 60 years. Funeral to-day (Wednesday) at 2 o’clock P.M. Interment in Oxford cemetery

SLEOGEL - Oct. 25 1882 in Franklin township of typhoid fever, Albert Sleogel, age 20 years

LUNGREN - Oct 29th 1882 in Cecil County near Lewisville, Ferdinand Lungren , aged about 85 years

COOK - On the 30th of 10th month at 5:20 P.M. Clackson Cook, in the 68th year of his age, funeral will take place at Penn Hill on the 5th day, 11 mo. 2nd at 12 m Friends are invited to attend.

REYNOLDS- Tenth mo. 28th 1882 near rising sun Md. Isaac Reynolds , in the 84th year of his age, Funeral on the 4th day 11th mo 1st meet at the house at 11 am Interment at West Nottingham Friends burial ground.

DICKS - Oct 29th 1882, at Milltown, Chester County Abram Dicks, in the 79th year of his age

HARVEY - Tenth month 24th 1882 at Chadd’s Ford, Delaware County Chalkey Harvey, in his 69th year

JAMESON - Oct 24th 1882, in Upper Oxford township, Rebecca wife of John R. Jameson aged 41 years and 28th day

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AN EXPLANATION EXPLAINED Mr Brown of Goshen, writes to show how his troubles came about Editor of the Times - I exceedingly regret the publicity that has been given my name of late , in consequence of my having been involved in a law suit with Ada Brown Taylor , in regard to the claim she made on me as administrator of the estate of J iah Brown , deaceased , which estate was settled over 12 years ago. The correspondent in giving some extracts from an adress I made before a large audience of friends and neighbors, in last weeks Times ; has left the matter rather obscure . The gist of which is this: At the time of the apprasiment , then a young woman , had these bonds ( $600) in her possesion and claimed deaceased allowed her to have them, with his Conowingo Bridge Stocks and other articles. She had no evidence of such a bequest but Esther Br n, who , as I have shown, with herself and were on any other than intamte terms with the deaceased. The apprasiers felt it their duty to value these bonds, stock and other articles. They were sold accounted for and the money distributed, on half to the state of Samuel Brown, the survivng brother the other half to his nephews and nieces. Samuel Brown retained the horse carriage and other articles at the apprasiment , and also the Conowingo Bridge Stock. As soon as the distribution was made Samuel Browned assigned the Bridge Stock over to Ada, also gave her a note of one of his neighbors for $600., in leiu of what Ada had claimed at apprasiment. Thus the matter was settled to all apperences satisfa orily. Samuel Brown was never known to have expressed a word of dissatifaction during the eight years he survived his brother. Ten years after the estate Josiah Brown had been settled and the heirs paid ( during which time four nephews and a niece, who d nursed him ; the appraisers and Samuel Brown himself had all deaceased) this individual makes the claim on me for the value of these bonds and interest , some 1,170. She and her adopted mother testified before the court to a gift from Josiah Brown of hese bonds, and that gift made in the presence of Samuel Brown three days before his death. Such a claim was never before heard of , and was in direct conflict with what Samuel Brown had at all times stated. Against such testimony I at once demurred and sk for a nonsuit, which the Judge promptly granted. L.K.Brown Goshen, Lancaster County, 8th mo 10th ----------------------------------------------------------

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A PERSONAL EXPLANATION Made By Levi Brown , of Goshen, to Eight Hundred People On Sunday July 24th, the meeting at Penn Hill was addressed by Mordecal Price, a minester from Falston, this county , who made an earnest appeal to those present to live more in unity and love , which advice it appears it would be well for the memb s of that meeting to give heed to. In the Afternoon, at 3’oclock , Levi K. Brown by appoinment , addressed an audience estimated by the Times Reporter at from 600 to 800, defending himself against what he termed “ Wanton maliocious and unjust attempts” injure his good name and reputation The speaker explaned the confidental relations which had existed between Josiah Brown, prior to his death, and Ada , Samuel , and Esther Brown ( wife of Samuel), who is the chief actor in the claim against the speake , growing out of his administration of estate of Josiah Brown . The two brothers lived on the most intimate terms ; the confidence of Josiah , the younger , in his brother was unbounded . The speaker mingled with them socially, transacted a great deal o business for them , and advised them in regard to all their financial affairs. Of these transactions he kept an account . He wrote three several wills for Samuel Brown , in the last of which decedent provided liberally for his wife , making provisions a o for Ada Brown , his ward, and for Josiah Brown , his brother and directing for the equeal ditribution of the residue of his estate between his nephews and nieces , after the death of his widow. Mr Brown proceeded: During my absence in Canada Samuel called at my house , procured his will and took it home. After my return , on a meeting day here , Samuel called me aside , and stated that his wife had destroyed the will , being dissatisfied with it. She wanted m to leave her all his property absolute, which he was not willing to do. He ask me to prepare another will like the one destroyed , as near as I could remember . I did so. He came to my house on the 17th day of the 9th month , 1866 examined the will ca fully, approved it , and the brought his witness, The will was signed, sealed and witnessed and remained in my desk until some months after the death of Josiah Brown. No one will doubt the competency of Samuel Brown to make a will at that time -9th mon 1866- however frail and incompetent he became in after years, when he made other wills. At one time , when Josiah Brown was bitterly complaining of his treatment by Esther Brown , I reminded him that he had never made a will , and that if he should die before Samuel , the latter would recieve one half of his estate , and that at Samu ’s death Esther would get that. He exclaimed , “I would not for the world that Esther should have one dollar!” He said that at Samuel’s death he wanted his estate to go to the children of his deseaced sister . At my suggestion he consulted his neices an nephews , and told them with others , three of whom are now present, that he did not want either Addie or Esther to have one dollar of his property. Unfourtunetly the steps nesserary to carry out his wishes were deferred - hence the trouble. The claim af Ada Brown on the estate , recently decieded by the court at Lancaster was founded soley on the evidence of Esther Brown , in order to justly value her testimony it will be well to consider her conduct toward Josiah Brown for many years ior to his death. All who visited the house remember with what scorn she would look upon him if he took a seat at the family table unbidden. I have seen him sent by her from the table on trivial errands , to the kitchen , or elsewhere, in order to keep m away. His niece in her testimony taken two years ago before W. Walker , Esq. states : “ He kept his bonds and notes generally at our house . We did his washing He often complained of his usage at home Uncle Samuel requested us to take him to to board on count of his bad treatment by Esther and Addie. On another occacion Uncle Samuel told me Josiah was sick in the barn and he carried victuals to him there. Esther would not let him go to the house.” They did take him to board for a short time. On a cold winter day , the winter previous to his death , I was passing in a sleigh and saw Josiah at the barn shivering in the cold. I callaed him and asked him why he was out there in the cold . He said “Hetty will not let me stay by the fire ; s drives me out of the house ; makes me have a fire in the old cooper shop, and I can’t keep warm” I could detail many other indignities that I have known heaped upon this aged man by Esther. When paying him money I have seen her grab a part of it until rced by Samuel to give it up. And I have heard Josiah Brown say more than once “ I often miss money . Somebody about this house has false keys” Notwithstanding the indiginties which Josiah Brown recieved at the hands of Addie , the old man was required to take her to and from school in unfavorable weather ; she habitually spoke of him as “Si” or “Old Si” . Such was the condition of affairs n this household up until the death of Josiah Brown On first day , 6th day of the 9th month, 1868 while the family were at meeting here. Josiah became unwell. I was sent for and found him seriously ill. After five days of illness, during which his neices and nephews were unremmitting in attention to im , he died. The only nephew now living has testifed that he was with his uncle daily during his last illness , and that he never saw Esther or Addied so much as even hand him a glass of cold water! After the funeral one of his nephews called on me and desired that I should settle the estate. I went to Samuel’s house , and he said he was entirely willing I should do so ; as he was getting to old for such business ; and further he said “I can t l thee it was Josiah’s request that thee should settle his estate” We agreed at once upon appraisers - Joel Smedley and Jeremiah Brown - and after being duly qulified we proceeded to the residence of Samuel Brown to make an apprasiment of the effects of osiah Brown. When we came to the 5 - 20 U.S. Bonds (I knew the number Josiah had) we found them short. Samuel remarked “ Ada has six of them. $100 each. She says Josiah allowed her to have them , and his Conowingo Bridge stock, his horsse, rockaway, sle h and clock, to remember him by. We ask if Josiah had left anything in writting to that effect. “No” “did thee hear him say so?” “No, but Esther says she did” We told him she could not hold them on such pretence ; that we must appraise these bonds so cl med. if Ada could show her claim good at a future day , she would get the bonds etc.. back again or their equvilent in money. The bonds were then produced and appraised with the rest of deceased’s effects and here the matter ended for the time. I am supported in this statement by the testimony of Jeremiah Brown , taken before Washinginton Walker , Esq. in the 10th month1879 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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RALSTON - COULSON Married Monday evening Nov 19, 1894 , at the M.P. Parsonage , McConnelsville, O k by rev. Wm. Hastings , Mr George Ralston and Myrt E. Coulson , both of this city, the groom is one of our most worthy and industrious young men and the bride is the da hter of the late Dr. Coulson. May happiness and prosperity attend them is our wish

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Items of iterest from our Drumore correspondent

John S. BROWN an aged resident of Fairfield , died on February 21, and was buried last Saturday . Internment at Mt. Zion M. E. Church Rev C.B. Johnson officiating Mr. Brown was stricken with paralysis about a week ago.

John WALTON , son of Malhon Walton, died February 22, and was buried last Saturday, at Rawlinsville M.E. cemetery. Mr Walton had long been a sufferer from that dreaded disease consumption.

Mrs. Elizabeth Tennis widow of Isreal TENNIS, passed the 89th milestone on her journey through life on Feb 15. About three years ago she was stricken with paralysis, since which time she has been deprived entirely of the use of one side and the power of speech; otherwise grandmother Tennis bids fair to live several years yet.

Mrs. Garner CRAWFORD and daughter Ada of Perryville Md have been spending a few days with Mr and Mrs. George Smith, parents of Mrs Crawford

Mount Holly School, Miss Louie JOHNSON teacher,held exercises commorative of Washington's birthday

Miss Ida MARTIN of Wisconsin is visiting relatives in this vicinity; among them Benjamin and Irwin CUTLER. Miss MARTIN is the daughter of John Reed Martin, who was reared upon the Martin homestead, now owned by Joseph SHOEMAKER. Mr. Martin migrated to the then far west when a young man and has grown up with the country. He is engaged extensivley in agricultere.

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A Triple Wedding

The marriage of three daughters of one house on the same day,was the great social event of Rising Sun Md on Wedensday last. The ceremony took place in the M.E. church The young ladies were the misses Stephens, daughters of Mr and Mrs Joseph Stephens, Miss Lydia and Elmer VANNEMAN were joined at 5 o'clockMiss Mary andMr Norville C. BROWN, and Miss Jennie and Mr Charles REISLER were married an hour later just as the shades of night were gathering.....


Sudden Death

Levis PENNOCK, a prominent citizen of Coatsville, aged about 82 years died suddenly on Monday morning. He had been engaged in shoveling snow from his pavement and on returning to the home complained of his hands being cold and his inability to warm them by rubbing or at the fire. A physican was summuned but before his arrival Mr. Pennock sank down and died He was tresurer of Mutual Fire Insurance company of Chester county for several years and his term of office expired on the day of his death, when the directors met to orgainize the board. The deseased was a highly esteemed man, and possed considerable property and wealth He was a brother of the late Enos Pennock of Pine Grove.


GIBSON- First month 3, 1892 at the home of her parents, near Oak Hill Lancaster county Annie F. Gibson, only child of Thomas and Emma FURNISS and wife of Howard B. Gibson, age 20 years 3 months 23 days. Funeral on the fifth day 7th inst at 12 o'clock. Internment at Oxford Cemetery

Death of a Child at the Seashore

Little Mary Way, daughter of Dr. Jacob H. and Rachel P. Way of this borough, at Longport New Jersey last Tuesday August 24th, was a very sad occurance. Dr Way had been at the seaside for some time for the benefit of his health and Mrs Way and Mary went down to stay a few weeks. While bathing and playing in the sand on the beach the little girl was taken ill with consumption and after lingering for about two weeks her sprirts passed away to gone the little brothers's gone before. She was a very bright and interesting child and her death is a sad bereavement to her parents and many friends whom she made during her short stay among us..The body was brought home Wedensday. Previous to the funeral a number of pupils of the Oxford Kindergarden school , of which Mary was a scholar, called and took a farewell look at the face of their beloved companion. The funeral took place Saturday forenoon, a few relatives and friends accommpanying the body to its final resting place in Elk Neck Friends burying ground.


April 22, 1887

in East Drumore township, Lancaster county, Susie, youngest daughter of William & Susan Jamison, aged 12 years.

KIRK- In Oxford on the 26th of 4th month. Hattie R. H. Kirk Daughter of Roger H. and the late Deborah B. Kirk in her 29th year

Loss of stock Alfred M. BROWN of Pleasant Grove, Lancaster county lost a valuable mare on the 9th inst. He had put her out to pasture for the first time this season and in racing around the field she accidently slipped and broke her leg near the shoulder, and as an act of mercy had to be killed.

Jacob K. BROWN of Goshen , Lancaster county lost a fine cow last week, supposed to be caused by eating to greedily of clover pasture, as she was found dead in the 50

Died Jan. 23, 1883, Mrs Anna King. She was the daughter of John & Miriam Dounda, born Mar 6th 1801. At the age of seventeen she married to E Patterson with whom she lived until his death which occured several years after. On the 26th of April 1848 she was married to Joseph King After her husband's death she removed to Barnsville, living with her son in law Jonathan LIVESLEY until her death. She acquired the age of 81 years 10 months and seventeen days. She was brought up in the Friends society, in which she lived consistently, mereting the affection and esteem of all with all whom she associated. She rests from her labors and her works do follow her.


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PICKERING- In Little Britain township, Lancaster county, on the 17th of 6th month 1874 Anthony Pickering in the 82nd year of his age.


June 18, 1886

Pennsville pointers

Departed this life on the morning of June 10th Mrs. Joel KING, after an ilness of many months. Her funeral , on Friday , was one of the largest ever known of in the neighborhood, showing the high regard in which she was held.Her death causes a void, not only in the home circle, but in the society in which she moved which can not be filled.

married June 10th at the residence of the bride's mother. Alphouso EMBREE and Miss Anna MANLY, in the presence of a few invited guest, May happiness attend them.

we understand James Bros. lost a number of hogs that were on the cassel when it sunk.

We were much pleased to see last week, the familiar face of Miss Belle NAYLOR, of Holten, Kansas, formerly of Pennsville. The success she met with here as a teacher, has not deserted her in her western home, she still holds a position in the public schools of Holten, which she entered upon soon after her removal to that place.

Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Outcalt, of Windsor township, were the guest of their daughter, Mrs. Mary H. Coulson, and other relatives and friends. During the past week Mr and Mrs. SMITH of Culter visited W.G.S. COULSON.

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Death of William Brinton Sr.

The Lancaster inquirer of Saturday last gives the following account of the death and life of an old and highly respected citizen of Sadsbury township, Lancaster county:On 1st day evening last William BRINTON, Sr. of Sadsbury township, departed this life in the 93rd year of his age, he was born in November 1785, which was before the adoption of the old constitution of Pennsylvania and at the time Hon. Benjamin Franklin was president of the Supreme executive council of the state. He was the son of Joseph and Susan BRINTON. of Leacock township, Lancaster county and the last surviver of the great grand children of Hattil and Abigal VERMANN who emigrated from "Bellanoch" in the county of Werxford, Ireland and settled in Leacock township, in 1728. and also the great grandson of William Brinton of "Old Chester" who emigrated from England.Hattil Vermann was probably the first clerk of "old Sadsbury" monthly meeting at the time that monthly meeting was first established. He was a fine scholar, and was said to be a man of rare abilities. Wm. Brinton was joined in marriage in the year 1823 with Gulielma, the daughter of James and Mary COOPER, and the great granddaughter of Calvin COOPER, Esq. , who hademigrated from England and settled in Sadsbury township in 1734. She also was the great granddaughter of James Moore(son of Andrew and Margaret)of Sadsbury township., who emigrated from Ireland in 1723, and was joined in marriage with a Ann Starr, the daughter of Jeremiah and Rebecca STARR of Chester county, which Rebecca Starr was the daughter of Isaac and Rebecca JACKSON, of Ireland . William Brinton was the oldest man in Sadsbury township and although he was a wealthy and exemplary economist., yet nevertheless he was charitable and liberal minded man, and public spirited citizen to the last. To our own knowledge William Brinton contributed very liberally of his honest wealth, in the aid of Kansa sufferers and made a liberal donation toward the erection of the fine tower clock at the Gap.And besides, he never was known to have turned a poor man or a beggeraway hungry from his door., and it may safely be said of him, that he possesed of a conscience void of offence tp the last, and as the poet says of another good man in ancient times "at the close of his long and eventful life he died without regret, regretted by all" His funeral took place on forth day(Wedensday) of the present week, which was largely attended by friends and neighbors, and a brief but very impressive sermon was spoken by Joseph HOPKINS. His remains were deposited in his family burying grounin a romantic corner of his place , to the eastward of the Gap, which he had donated for a burial place,and had it handsomely walled up, and where the just have an asylum and an assurance of peace and quit rest.


BICKNELL-In Harford County Md. on the 20th of 8th mo, of Typhoid fever, Rebecca M. only daughter of Pamela and the late Isaac Bicknell, aged 29years and five months.

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