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Criminal cases, proceedings in,........ II, 727 set-offs in, ....................
[See Arrest, Bail, Grand jury, Indictment, Debts, by corporations, ........... I, 559, 561
Trial, &c.]

Debate, freedom of,......

......... I, 152
certain expenses in, a county charge, 1, 357 Debtors, absconding, non-resident, or con-
Criminal contempts, ........

... II, 715

cealed, ..................... II, 1, 35, 41
Criminals, annual payment to governor for

[See Absconding, &c., debtors.)
apprehension of, ....... ...... I, 192 confined for crimes, ....... II, 15, 35, 41

attachments against, for debts, . II, 15, 34 insolvent,................ II, 16, 35, 41
Cruel punishments, ......

...., 85

[See Insolvent debtors.]
Cruelty to animals, .....

imprisoned, ...... II, 24, 28, 31, 35,' 41
Cullers of staves and heading, their number

[See Imprisoned debtors.]
limited, ........

.........., 90 joint, ...................... 11, 264, 267
how to be appointed, &c.,......... I, 105 by judgment, executions against, &c.
their oath of office, ..............1, 110

II, 190, 363, 392
their general powers and duties, ... I, 518 remedy against, in chancery,...... II, 180
Cursing and swearing, ...........

..... I, 626 December, firing guns, &c., on the 25th and
Curtesy, tenant by, estate of, not affected

31st days of,......................
by law of descents,........ .... I, 706

Declaration in ejectment, .............
when liable to an action of waste,. II, 344 notice subjoined to,.............. 313

service of,.........
Damages upon construction of canals, I, 225 to be delivered to prisoners, ...... II, 450
of highways, .......

..... 474 in special proceedings to try claim to
of private roads,.................. I, 476

land, ........

. ....... II, 321

538 in personal actions,
on bills of exchange, ...

723

commencement of civil suits by, I, 358
in dower, .....................

form of, in cases under statutes, 11, 365
proceedings in actions for the recovery

to be filed, to authorize assessment
of damages, ..................

of damages, ............. II, 370
assessment of,................... II, 368 Decency, offenses against ............. II, 710

done by cattle, distraining for, II, 535 Decoying child under twelve,.......... 11, 685
done by inanimate property, dis Decree, in chancery, to be in dollars and
training for, .............. II, 537 cents, &c., ......

....... I, 564
by means of felonies, how recovered, II, 723 enrollment of, .................. II, 188
in real actions,.....

.... II, 353 when & how to be docketed, &c., II, 181, 188
Dams, maliciously destroying, ........ II, 718

to bind land and chattels real,..... L 189
Dead bodies, disinterring them, ........ II, 710 when lien to cease, .............. II, 189
receiving and knowing them to be un-

how discharged, ....... ... II, 182, 189
lawfully disintered,............ II, 710 executions thereon, .............. II, 190

opening grave with intent to remove, 11, 710 against absent or concealed def'ts, II, 194
Deaf and dumb, institutions for instruction

against party holding interest in land
of, to be subject to visitation of superin-

under a contract, satisfaction of, how
tendent of common schools,....
18.......... 9, 455

compelled, .......
his duties as such visitor,
I. 455 Deed, alienation by, .....

688
Death of persons under disability,..... II, 309 proof and recording of,...
of officer, ........

..... I,
112

fees for, ................
discovery of, .....

.... 11, 354 Deeds, when mortgages, ....
of parties after suit brought,... .. II, 309 commmissioners of, .....
of parties in ejectment, ....... .... II, 317

[See Comwissioners of deeds. ]
of one of several plaintiffs or defend

(See Conveyance.]
ants, ........

...... II, 401

Default, in court of chancery, ......... 11,
of sole plaintiff,....

in actions of ejectment,.......... 318
of sole defendant, ....... ....... 11,

in special suits to try claims to land,
of either party after verdict or confes-

in partition, .............
sion, ... ....................

in writ of nuisance, .......
of parties in partition, ........... II, 402

in waste, ........
of persons on whose lives estates de-

how relieved against when suffered
pend,........................ II, 354

tenant for life or years, ........
of party against whom judgment is ob-

by husband, ................ IL, 350
tained, &c., .............. II, 372, 381 in personal actions, assessment of dama-
of purchaser of land sold under execu.

ges upon, .................... II, 365
tion, ........................ II, 388

certain defects to be disregarded
of sheriff selling game,........... II, 389

after it .................. II, 443
of defendant after suit against bail, 397 Defeasances to deeds to be recorded..... 1, 708
crimes punishable with,..........

Defect of heirs; lands upon to revert to state,
warrant for inflicting,............ II, 678

666
Debt, actions of, time of limitation in,...

Defects cured by verdict, ............. 11, 442
proceedings in,................. II, 363 Defectipe execution of power, when relieved
on statute, form of declaring in,....

against, &c.,.....
on bond, plea of payment in,,..... 364 | Defense, public, ...,

257

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Definition of certain terms used in the Re- PAGE.
vised Statutes :

"carriage," as used in chap. 20, Part I, I, 650
"conveyance," in chap. 3, Part , .. I, 714
"conveyance," in chap. 7, Part II, .. II, 143
Il crime"...........
"directors," in chap. 18, Part 1, ... 556
"effects," in chap. 18, Part 1, ..... 556
"evidence of debt," in chap. 18, Part 556
“general elections,"....

117
"special elections,"....
"estate," in chap. 7, Part II, ......
"felony," in chap. 1, Part IV, .....
"felonious," in chap. 1, Part iv,...
"float," in chap. 9, Part I,...
"folio,” in chap. 10, Part III,
ib. in chap. 2, Part iv, ....
“governor," ..
"infamous crime," ......:
" inspector," in chap. 17, Part
Wissue,".........
" administrative officers,"
"executive officers,”.........
"inheritance,” in chap. 2, Part II,
“ judicial officers," .........
“land,” in chap. 13, Part 1, .....
ib. in chap. 1, Part II, .....
"lands,” in chap. 7, Part II, ......

143
" legislative officers,"......
"loan officers," in chap. 12, Part 1, .
"lunatic,” in chap. 8, Part II, .....
"master," chap. 9, Part 1,.........
ib. chap. 20, Part 1, .......
" moneyed' corporations," chap. 18,

Part 1,....................... I, 555
“month,"....................... I, 563
"offense,"..........

............. II, 726
“personal estate,” in chap. 13, Part 1, 1, 360
"person," in chap. 1, Part iv, .... 11, 726
“personal property," in chap. 13, Part I,

I, 360
ib. in chap 1, Part I,...
"property," in chap. 1, Part iv, ...

II, 726
"purchaser,” in chap. 3, Part II, ... 1, 714
"real estate,” in chap. 13, Part 1, .. 360
ib. in chap. 1, Part 11, ............

701
ib. in chap. 2, Part , ..........

706
ib. in chap. 3, Part II, ......

714
“real property,” in chap. 13,

360
“school moneys,"..........
"unappropriated lands," .......... 1, 208
"will" in chap. 6, Part II,........ II 70

“year," "half year," &c., ......... 5 563
Defraud, intent to, respecting whom it may

be charged, .......................
Degrees, literary, may be conferred by
regents of university, ..............,

conferred by colleges, .....
of doctor of medicine, by regents,.. 5

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Delaware, county of:

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certain leases in, need not be recorded,

1, 715
Delivery, of grants and conveyances, I, 675, 689 ,

and possession necessary to certain

transfers of goods, &c., ........ II, 141

of books & papers, by public officers, 1, 114
Demurrer, general, formal defects to be dis-
regarded in,.........

..... II, 363
special, judgment if for plaintiff to be

absolute in certain cases, ....... II, 364
Deodands, abolished, ................. II,
Deposites, treasury, ..

of moneys brought into chancery,.. I1, 177
Depositions on motions in supreme court,
how compelled, ................... II, 575

taken by legislative committee, .... I, 157
taken on proof of will, .......... II, 62
taken in other states, &c., ........ II, 409
taken in this state to be used in others,

II, 412
to perpetuate testimony, ......... II, 414
in chancery,....................

188
of aliens, ....

166
Deputations, purchasing, ..
Deputies, how appointed, &c.,
their official oath,......

...... I, 110
Deputy comptroller, how appointed, &c., . 1, 172

his powers and duties, .. I, 172, 185, 187

his salary, ...................... , 190
Deputy secretary, to be appointed, &c., .. I, 169

his powers and duties, ....... 1, 169, 187
his salary, ......................., 190
to be clerk of commissioners of land

office, ........................
Deputy county clerk, .....
Descent, citizens capable of taking by, .. 1 667

persons capable not to be precluded by

alienism of ancestor, ...........1, 703
resident aliens when capable,...... 1 668

heirs of such alien, when capa-

ble, ..................... I, 669
of land subject to trusts, ..... I, 679, 703
cast, not to affect right to land, .... II, 306
law of, ..........

..........L 701
lineal descendants in equal de-

grees to take in equal parts,. 1, 702
rule when any children are living

and any have died, ......... 702
father when to inherit,............ I, 702
when mother to take, and how, 1, 703, 704
when collateral relatives & how, 1, 703, 704

estate of illegitimate intestate,. I, 704
relatives of half blood, ....... I, 704
common law when to prevail,.. I, 705
posthumous relatives and descend
ants,....

......, 705
illegitimate children, &c., not to

inherit, ...................1, 100
estates in curtesy and dower, not

affected by law of descents,. I, 705
advancement of real or personal

estate, ............ I, 705 II, 101
Destroying unborn child, by drugs. &c., man-

slaughter, ................ II, 681
Detainers, [See Forcible entries and detainers,
Detinue, action of, abolished, .......... II, 573
Determination of claims to real property, II, 321
Devise,

who may devise, ......... I, 668, a, 58

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by colleges, not to confer authority

practice, ......................
of crime, ...................... II,

725
Delaware, county of, named, ...........,

to have two members of assembly,. I, 150
supervisors of, when and where to

meet, .......................4
towns in, may allow bounties for

wolves

334

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whatever is descendible is devisable, I, 58 Discharge of mortgages, .............. 713
expectant estates devisable, ........ 674 Discontinuance of process, proceedings, &c.,
who may take by devise, .., 667, 11, 58 prevented, ........................ 287
devises to aliens, ......... I, 667, 11, 58 judgment of, when to be entered... 11, 362

corporations, .............. II, 58 ib. in justices' courts, ........ 11, 263, 263
when to pass all testator's estate,.. II, Discovery may be compelled by chancery, in
in certain cases not to lapse, ...... II,

respect to betting and gaming, ....... 4, 616
power w devise when to be deemed an

illegal brokerage, ................ 4 659
absolute power, ..............., 683 usurious transactions, ............ 1726
powers may be granted by,........

property held by a defendant against
power to dispose by devise, how exe-

whom an execution has been re.
cuted,......
........ I,

turned, ...................... II, 180
remainders on devises in fee tail, when

judgments fraudulently confessed, I, 181
valid, ........................ I, 6

671 by supreme court, in certain cases,, 11, 207
future estates,

required from attorneys, &c., in cer-
when void by reason of undue suspen-

tain cases, ............... II,
sion of power of alienation,..... , 672

of death of persons, .........
remainders, ......

from justices and constables, ..
meaning of term “heirs" and “issue," Disfranchised, no one can be, ..........
in remainders, .......

......1, 673

Disorderly persons, enumerated & defined,
devises of rents and profits of lands for

how dealt with, .......
accumulation,

...... I, 675 surety for good behaviour, .......
in trust, when to be deemed

breach of recognizance, ...........
powers, ..................

678 how discharged from commitment,
to pass all testator's estate, unless,

list of, to be exhibited by jailer
&c., .....................

general sessions, ...........
how construed, ....

powers, &c., of general sessions, ...
[See Will.]

may be searched, ..........
Devisees, may witness will, but devises

Disorderly conduct at elections, ........
void, ............................ II, 65 Disorderly practices, ......
when share of estate to be saved

Dispossessing occupant of lands, without
such witness, .................11,
::;.......... II, 66

legal process, ....

.......... II, 714
appeal by, to circuit judge, .......

Disseisce, when to recover treble damages, II, 349
proceedings therein, .........

Disseisin as to precedent estate, not to
of estates for the life of another,... 1, defeat expectant estate, .............
when to be tenants in common, &c., I, Dissolution of corporations, .....!
when to be deemed legal owners, .. I, 676 on application of officers, .....
to record wills, except, &c., ....... I, 699 Distilled spirits, inspector of, ......
their liability, .............. II, 472, 475

powers and duties, ..........
matters to be shown to charge them, II, 475 Distraining cattle doing damage,
proceedings against them,........ II, 476 cattle distrained, where & how kept,
personal liability for lands aliened,. II, 475 damages, how ascertained, ........ II, 535
partition between them and child born

impounding and selling cattle, ..... II, 535
after making of will, .......... II, 476 allowance to pound master, .......
guardian to be appointed for, &c., on

inanimate property daing damage,
application for sale of real estate, 11, 104

damages how ascertained, ....
and heirs, how far exonerated from

sale, and proceedings previous and
debts of ancestor by such sale,.. II, 110

after,.................... .
surplus to be paid to, ........ II, 111

surplus how disposed of,.....
suits against, when to be brought, Distress for taxes, ........

&C., ..................... II, 113 by landlord for rent, .......
may bring ejectment, ........ II, 312 for rent, proceedings in, .......... II, blo
executions against, form of, ... II, 381

(See Rent, distress for.]
may redeem land of ancestor,. II, 384

property liable to ........... II, 517
when to extinguish mortgages, 1, 700

property exempt from, ....... 11,
Dilatory pleas, to be verified by affidavits, II, 364

plea in replevin, justifying, &c., II, 547
in criminal cases,................ II, 755 Distribution of common school fund,.... 1, 413
Dime in money of account, ....
........... I, 564

of intestate's estates, when decreed,. II,
Diplomas granted by regents, ......... 1,

when personal property, &c., may
by colleges, .....................!

be distributed instead of money,
granted in other states, to be filed,

II, 98
&c. ..........................1, 401

order of distribution among next
when such diplomas not to confer right

of kin, ..................
to practice physic, ............. 1, 401

advancements to be deducted,. II, 101
Directors, [See Banks, Moneyed corporations

shares of minors, ........... 11,
and Turnpike corporations.]

advance on account of distributive
Disabilities, exceptions for, from statute of

share when made, ......... II,
limitations, ....................... II, 309 | District attorneys
of electors, .

....... I, 116 | one for each county, .............1,

557

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II, 508

District attorney:

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qualifications, ....

1, 98
how removed, ....
where to reside,......

L 92
resignation, ......

I, 112
oath of office where to be filed, ... ✓ 109
general powers and duties,........ I, 355
substitute for, when to be appointed, , 355
to prosecute for certain penalties, &c., \ 355
to give duplicate receipts, ......... 1, 355
annually to file account and pay over

moneys, .....................” 356
their compensation a county charge, 1, 356
when to act as surrogate, ......... II, 81
to issue precept for oyer & terminer, I, 215
to collect recognizancos,......... I1, 507
account by, for moneys collected,.. II, 508
return in 1831 to be made by them, a, 508
notice to, of application to remit fines,
when to sue bond of defendant arrested
on attachment,..

........... II, 558
to attend inquiry into insanity of con-

victs under sentence of death, ... II, 678
when to prosecute recognizance to

keep the peace, ............... II, 729
their duty to attend grand juries, . . 11, 748
their right to appear before such

juries, ....................... I, 748
not to enter nolle prosequi on indictments

without leave of the court, ..... 11, 752
their authority to issue subpoenas in

criminal cases,................ I, 753
to furnish to clerks, statements of

offenses after conviction, ....... II,
their fees, ...................... I, 776
powers and duties in regard to,

intrusion on public lands, ...., 1 80
auctioneers guilty of misconduct, 1, 496
violations of laws against unautho-
rised banking, ............. I, 662

against insurance laws,... 664
suits by, for penalties, ....... 11, 502
proceedings by, to collect fines, II, 503
violation of health law, ....... 1 394
intruders on state lands under title

hostile to jurisdiction of state, L
lottery venders, violating their offi-

cial bonds, ................ , 622
obstructions in river below New

York, .................... I, 639
occupants of state lands, ...... I
certain forfeitures under poor law,

......1, 327

763

Dividends :

PAGR.
on stock owned by state, ......... I, 171

by corporations, ........
Division of counties and towns, applica-
tions for, .......

of a town, effects of, ............. I, 311
of a county, effects of, ........... I, 337
of counties, effect of, on judgments and

suits, &c., .............1, 346, 11, 577
Division fences, to be maintained by owners
of adjoining land, ........

....... I, 326
unless either chooses to let such land
lie open, ........

...... I, 326
duty of person so choosing to let land

lie open, if he afterwards enclose

ity ........................... I, 326
disputes, concerning division fences,

how settled by fence viewers,.... 1,
their decision to be reduced to writing,
&c.,...........

......... I, 327
damages from neglect how to be ap-

praised and recovered, .......... I, 327
fence when to be repaired by party
injured, ......

..... I, 327
removal of, ....

..... 327
consequence of removing without per-

mission, ....
reparation of, ................... I, 327
persons neglecting to keep regular

fence not to recover damages,.... I, 328

fence presumed sufficient,......... I, 328
Divorces, on the ground of the nullity of
the marriage contract, ............. II, 147
dissolving the marriage contract, ... 1 692,

II, 150
limited,

.. II, 152
general provisions applicable to both, 11, 154

[For more on this subject, see Marriage.]
Docketing of decrees, .... ..... II, 188

[See Decrees.]
of judgments, ....... ..... II, 372

[See Judgments.)
Documentary evidence, ..........:::::

II, 419
Dogs, to be taxed, except in New York,. 1, 654
duty of assessora, ......

...... I, 655
of owners of dogs, .......... 1,655
tax how collected, ......

1, 655
commissions to collector, ...... 656

application of moneys collected
kiling sheep, owner liable, .

656
damages how ascertained,..... 656
application therefor, ..........
duty of supervisors, .......... 1, 657
when owner to refund, .......,
when such dogs may be killed, . I, 657
owner to kill, penalty for neg-

::.. I, 657
order when to be made by justice,

I, 657
penalty for disobeying, ... 5658

supervisor to prosecute, &c ... 1.658
Dollar in money of account, ........... I, 563
Domestic relations, .......

..... II, 143
Door-keeper of senate and assembly, 1, 86, 110

of executive chamber, ........ I, 86, 95
Douer,

widows of what to be endowed, ... I, 691
widows of aliens,...... .....! 691
in case of exchange of lands, ..... 1, 691
lands mortgaged before marriage,. . I, 691

656

206

656

657

lect, .......:

of,.......

physicians complained of for mis-

conduct, &c., .............. I, 399
sheriff or clerks, when complained

.........113
owners, &c., of stages, ........ 1, 648
masters, &c., of steamboats, ...., 638
trespassers on public and Indian

lands, ....................1 209
Districts, congress, ................... 81

(See Congress districts,]
Districts, senate, ......

......... 81
[See Senate districts.]
Districts, election,........

................ , 118
Disturbance of religious meetings, ....... 627
Dividends, how to be made by moneyed cor.

porations, ........................ 041

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Dower :

mortgaged for purchased money,... I, 692
widow of mortgagee, ............. I, 692
forfeited by adultery, ..... I, 692, 1, 152
when barred by jointure, .......... I, 692

when by pecuniary provision... I, 693
election between jointure, &c., & dower, I, 693

between devise, &c., and dower,

when deemed to have been
made, .......

. ....... , 693
jointure, &c., when forfeited, ...... I, 693
right to dower not affected by act of

husband, &c., .................. I, 693
widow's quarantine, .............1,693
dower to be demanded within twenty
years, .....

......... I, 693
damages when to be recovered, ... I, 694,

II, 319
measure thereof, ..... I, 694 II, 319
not on improvements, ............ I, 694
damages against heirs aliening land, I, 694
claim when to be barred by assignment
of,.................

......... I, 694
collusive recovery not to bar infants, I, 694
widow may bequeath crop, ........ I, 695
estates in dower not affected by statuto

of descents, .................. 1, 705
tenant in, liable to waste, ........ 0, 344
claims for dower how satisfied on sale

of lands by order of the surrogate, , 110
on sale of infants' estate, ......... 11, 204
on partition of lands, ............ II, 335
action of dower abolished and eject-

ment substituted, ......... II, 312, 354
proceedings in ejectment brought for
recovery of, .....

....... 01, 303
declaration, .........

....... II, 312
verdict, ............

316
damages, .................. II, 318
admeasurement of,.......... II, 320, 510

widows when and to whom to

apply for, ................ II, 510
may be required by heirs to apply,

II, 511
when heirs may apply, ....... II, 511
proceedings in both cases, .... II, 511
guardians of infants, ........ II, 511
commissioners; oath & duties, 11, 511
effect of admeasurement, ..... II, 513
appeals from common pleas and

surrogates, ............... II, 513
within what time to be made,. II, 634
proceedings thereon in supreme
court, ........

.......... II, 514
costs on appeal, ............. II, 514

ib. on proceedings generally,.. II, 514
Drafts, bills of exchange, .....

(See Bills of exchange.]
Draining swamps, &c., proceedings for,. II, 568

who may apply, to what officers, . . 11, 568
proceedings to call jury,.......... II, 568
rights acquired by their finding, &c., IT, 569
penalty for obstructing, &c., ditch, o, 570

proceedings where to be filed, ..... II, 570
Drawing of jurors, .................. II, 430

misconduct in, how punished, ..... 11, 716
Dresden, town of, electors of may raise

bounty money, .................... I, 334
Drivers of carriages, if addicted to drunken-

ness, not to be employed, ........... I, 648

Drivers :

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owner to discharge them, ......... 4, 649
not to run their horses, ........... 4 649
nor to leave them untied, ......... 1 649

owners when liable for their acts,.. 1, 649
Druggists selling poison without label,.. 11, 717

selling tartar emetic without label. IL. 117
Drunkards, habitual, power of overseers in
respect to, ........................ 1 589

notice not to give or sell liquor to... 4, 589
charge of habitual drunkenness how

contested, .... ......... \ 589
costs, &c., ......................, 180
overseers how paid for services,.... $ 590
when notice may be revoked,...... I, 590
custody and disposition of their estates,

IL 53
power of chancellor in respect to... 1. 53
overseers of poor, when to make applica-
tion, &e., ...... .......... IL, 63
application to court of common

pleas, ................... ,
traverse of inquisition, ....... I, 54
appeals from common pleas, ..., 54
expenses of overseers, .......,
powers, &c., of committees, &c., 11, 54

[See Idiots, Lunatics, &c.]
Drunkenness, persons addicted to, not to be
employed as drivers of public carriages 1, 648

not to be appointed administrators, L 17
Drieling,

killing by, out of the state when
murder, .......

..........1,677
punishment for, although no death

ensue, .......
challenging to, carrying or accepting, 11, 708
offenders competent witnesses,.... II, 708
giving or receiving challenges out of

the state, .......
place of trial for such offense, II, 677, 708
conviction, &c., in another state may be
pleaded, ..... ....... II, 677, 709
ing for not fighting, how punished

II, 716
indictments for, to be attended to by

attorney-general, .............. II, 181
Duration of offices, provisions concerning,

........... 1, 85, 107
Dutchess, county of, named, ............!

to have four members of assembly,. 150
supervisors when and where to meet, 1, 359

certain leases not to be recorded in,
Duties on sales by auction, ............ 146.
Duty, how imposed, .......
Dwelling-house, what to be deemed,

in arson in the first degree, .......,

in burglary, ........
Ejectment, action of, regulated, ...

retained where now allowed, &c., . . II,
not to be bronght by a mortgagee

recover mortgaged premises,....
action extended, ................
parties, who may be, ............
declaration, contents of, ..........

description of premises, .......
undivided shares, ..........:
estate of plaintiff to be stated,
several counts when joined, .. II,
several plaintiffs, ............

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:.........., II, 708

........... II, 708

&c., ......

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