Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Richard Lee

Male 1644 - 1715  (71 years)


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  • Name Richard Lee 
    Born 1644  New Poquoson, York, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Apr 1715  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I020840  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 

    Father Richard Lee,   b. 1608, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1663/64, Lee Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Anne Constable,   b. 21 Feb 1621/22, South Scarle Parish, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1706, Lee Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Abt 1638  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Nicholas Lee,   b. Bef 1668
     2. Alice Lee,   b. Bef 1670,   d. 30 Mar 1687, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 17 years)
     3. Mary Lee,   b. Bef 1671, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F12766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Letitia Corbin,   b. 1657, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1706, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 1674  Machdoc, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Lee,   b. 3 Dec 1678, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Richard Lee,   b. 1679, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1714, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     3. Philip Lee,   b. 1681, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1744, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Anne Lee,   b. 1682, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1731/32, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     5. Francis Lee,   b. Abt 1683, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Thomas Lee,   b. 1690, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1750, Stratford Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     7. Henry Lee,   b. 1691, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1747, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F03172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 55
      LEE, RICHARD, Cople Parish, 3 March 1714; 27 April 1715.
      To eldest son Richard the land granted to my father in the year 1650 whereon I live;
      to son Henry land in Westmoreland;
      to son Philip land in Maryland, Dorchester Co.;
      son Francis land in Gloucester called Paradice;
      son Thomas land in Northumberland;
      dau. Anne Fitzhugh land in Stafford, 4000 acres of land patented by my father deceased;
      exrs. Richard, merchant of London, Thomas and Henry Lee in Virginia.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1714-1716 {Antient Press}: pg 30
      Westmoreland County Court 27th of April1715
      - RICHARD LEE's Will proved
      The Last Will and Testament ofthe Honble RICHARD LEE, Esqr. deced. was presented into Court by his Sons, THOMAS and HENRY, two ofhis Executors, who severally made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oaths ofTHOMAS PHIPPS, CHARLES HIGGINSON and THOMAS TAYLOR three of the wittnesses thereto, is admitt to Record and upon motion of THOMAS and HENRY and their performing what is usuall in such cases, Certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probat thereofin due form and they ordered to return a true full and perfect Inventory ofthe Testator's Estate to the next Court without appraisment pursuant to the Will ofRICHARD and the Law in that case made and provided
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      Westmoreland County, Virginia
      Stephen Jones, gent, Cople, 30 Jan 1702/3; 31Mar1703
      Silver fruit dish, silver tumbler and spoon to Lettice wife of Hon. Richard Lee; Robert Osborne for making my will; to Paul Howell for caring from me in sickness on hogshead tobacco.
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      James Hughes 2005-07-30 09:45:30
      Lee of Virginia, Page 70

      On the 19th of 9br 1673, the will of "Thomas Garrard of Machotecks," &c., was proven by the oaths of John Waugh, Major Isaac Allerton, and Capt: John Lee. Isaac Allerton and John Lee owned a mill in partnership at Nominy; under date of the 26th of August, 1674, Richard Lee sold his share in this mill to Allerton. The deed states that "Whereas it hath pleased God of late to take ye sd John Lee unto his mercy, by whose decease the moiety of ye sd two acres of Land together with ye mill thereon erected descends unto me Rich: Lee," &c.
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 312-314
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty eighth day of Febry: in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand six hundred &Eighty one Between WILLIAM FANTLEROY of the County of Rappae: in ye Collony of Virga: Gent!. & KATHERINE his wife of the one part & RICHARD LEE of ye County of WESTMORELAND Esqr. & LEROY GRIFFIN of thy County of Rappae: in Collony afforsd. Gentl, of the other party; Witnesseth that the said WILLM. FANTLEROY as well for & in consideration of a MARRIAGE airoady solemnized by & between ye abovesd WILL & the said KATHERINE his now Wife and for settling competent Joynture for her the sd KATH: and for assuring & conveying of all the lands & Tenements hereafter in these prsents mentioned wthall their appurtenances in the Name & Blood of the sd WILLM. & KATHERINE FANTLEROY for soe long time as it shall please Almighty God to continue it and for divers good & valluable considerations them thereunto mooveing have granted & confirmed unto the sd RICHARD LEE & LEROY GRIFFIN their heires & assig: forever one tenemt. & tract of land containing by estimation Twelve hundred acres more or less being in the County of Rappae: aforesd, beginning at a parcel of land now in the possession of HENRY AUSTIN thence runing down RAPPAE: CREEKE to the mouth thereof, from thence down RAPPA RIVER to an ISLAND taking the same containing about Eight hundred acres part whereof being in the present occupation of WILLIAM LOYD Gent, but in the tenure & right o full possession of the sd WILLIAM FANTLEROY by docent cast on him as lawfull heire to the same at last including soe much of the land laying between the sd AUSTINs and the said ISLAND as shall fully and absolutely compleat the above mentioned tract of Twelve hundred acres being part of a great tract formerly granted unto MORE FANTLEROY Gent, by Pattent bearing date August the 20th 1661 as by the bounds of the sd Pattent relating being thereunto had doth appeare with all plantacons houses gardens orchards woods or commodities wtsoever to ye said tract of land belonging with all ye Estate right of him the sd WILLM. FANTLEROY and KATHERINE his Wife to the same and have alsoe by these prsents granted unto the said RICHARD LEE & LEROY GRIFFIN their hrs. & assignes Six Negroes /Vizt/ Frank & Betty his Wife & their three Children, Beck, Nimdina & Marin & a Negro boy called Harry, together with a parcel' of goods chattels & kitchen utensells in Schedule hereunto menconed & declared To have and to hold the the said Tract of land with the rights, the Six Negroes & their future increase & posterity, Together with ye goods & chattels & Kitchin Utensells aforesd unto se RICHARD LEE. & LEROY GRIFFIN their heires forever without hindrance of any person wtsoever, but to the several! uses, and under the severall conditions, hereafter and by these prsents expressed that is to say the Tract of Land with Negroes & goods & chattels to the use & behoofe of WILLIAM FANTLEROY for terme of his life without impeachmt. of was( & from and imediately after his decease to the use of KATHERINE FANTLEROY his Wife during her naturall life for her Joynture & in leiu of Recompense of her Dower & title of Dower due her by the Common Lawe of England by & from the decease of her Hus-. band & from & after the several' deceases of the sd WM: & KATHERINE then to the use & behoofe of the heires of theire two bodys lawfully begotten in default of such issue to the use & behoofe of the Right & lawful! heir of the aforesaid WILLIAM FANTLEROY forever, Provided alwaies that he she or they may hereafter have the use & possession of abovesd tract of land & pay such rents & services as shall become payable unto or: Sovereigne Lord the King, In Witness hereof the partys above named have sett their hands & fixed their seales the day & yeare above written
      Signed in prsence of us LETTICE LEE, WILLIAM FANTLEROY
      JOHN SHARP, THOMAS HEATH KATHERINE FANTLEROY
      Imprs, Twenty six head of Cattle; Twenty head Sowes, Twenty ewes & a Ramm, two Mares and an Horse, two feather beds, bowlsters & pillows with Rugg & blanketts, two suites of Curtains & vallens, One dozen of Turkey worked Chaires, one cup board, 2 tables with carpets, two pair of Chamber andirons, tongs & fire shovells & two looking glasses, Twelve paire of Sheets, Six dozen of Napkins & table Cloath, the valley of fifty pounds in plate, sufficient pewter brass & iron & other necessary utensells for a kitchen
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: 6 die July 1681
      At a Court held for Rapa: County 7ber ye 6th 1682
      THOMAS GEORGE ye drawer of a certain Indenture between Mr, WM, FANTLEROY of Rappa: County & KATHERINE his Wife of ye one part & RICHARD LEE of WtSTMORELAND COUNTY Esqr. and LEROY GRIFFIN of the said County of Rappae: Gent., on the other part acknowledging his mistake in ye date thereof dating it ye 28th of Febry. 1681 when it was but 1680. This Court have ordered that his Mistake may be recorded & ye date of ye declared upon the records ratified which is accordingly done
      Test EDMD. CRASKE Cl Cur
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      Stafford Co VA Order Book 1692-1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      Page 293 Court held 14th September 1692
      161. JOHN STORY complains against RICHARD LEE in plea of debt sum four hundred pounds of Tobacco due per bill under hand and seal this 22d February Anno 1691/2 .. and now forasmuch as Capt. GEORGE MASON high sheriff did not bring the body of Richard Lee to this Court to answer the complaint of John Storey and according to a former order of this Court Therefore tis ordered that John Storey shall have Judgment against George Mason high sheriff for nonappearance of Richard Lee for afsd sum ..
      Whereas George Mason had Judgment passed against him by this Court to John Storey for sum four hundred pounds of Tobacco for nonappearance of Richard Lee of this County Therefore tis ordered that George Mason high sheriff shall have judgment against Estate of Richard Lee for said sum -.
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      Stafford Co VA Order Book 1692-1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      page 334 (cond). Court held 8th March 1692/93
      354 Whereas ALEXANDER SPENCE brought his action to this Court against RICHARD LEE of this County in an action of debt for the sum five hundred pounds of Tobacco by bill under his hand and seal and the sheriff by his officer having by his officer returned him non est inventus and the said officer having made oath that he had been at the house of WM. POWELL where the said Richard Lee now lives and there left a Copy of his writ according to Law wherefore the Court doe order that Alexander Spence shall have an attachment against the Estate of Richard Lee for his debt with costs of suit
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      1706-1711 Deed-Will Book - Northumberland Co Va; (Antient Press): Page 60-61
      THIS INDENTURE made the Sixteenth day of Febry: in the Sixth yeare of the Reigne of or: Sovereign? Lady. Anne &c. & in the yeare of or: Lord God one thousand seven hundred and seven, Betweene RICHARD LEE of the County of WESTMORELAND, Esqr . of the one part & HANCOCK LEE of the County of Northumberld., Gentl,, of the other part; Witnesseth that the said RICHARD LEE for ye summe of Five shillings of good & lawful! money of England to him in hand paid hath granted unto the sd. HANCOCK LEE and his heires &assignes one certain seat or parcell of land contevning Eight hundred acres or thereabouts scituate in LEE Parish in the said County of Northumberld, excepting & alwayes provided that LEEANNA JONES use occupy and enjoy Two hundred acres of the sd. Land called HICKORY NECK. dureing her naturall life. the sd. Eight hundred acres of Land being bounded as followeth: Abutting North East and Northerly upon the DIVIDEING CREEK, South East and Southerly upon a Creek which issueth forth of the sd. DIVIDEING CREEK which divides this Land and the Land of Mr. THOMAS WILLSON. Marriner, South West, into the Maine Woods, West & North West upon a small Creek which divideth this Land and the Land of Colo. RICHARD LEE; wth: all houses gardens woods mines & quarries & all other priviledges appurtaneing to the said demised pr:misses belonging rents and profitts reserved in any Lease or Demise of any part of the pr:misses; To have and to hold the said pr:misses, except before excepted unto the sd. HANCOCK. LEE his heires and assignes from the day of the date hereof to the full terme of three yeares paying yearely on the Tenth day of December to the said RICHARD LEE, his heires or assignes, But one graine of Indian Corne if it be demaned to the purpose that by vertue of the Statute for transferring uses into possession the sd, HANCOCK LEE may be in the actual possession of the pr:misses aforesaid; In Witness whereof the said RICHARD LEE hath sett his hand and seale the day and yeare above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
      DA McCARTY, G. ESKRIDGE RICH; LEE, seale
      Die Febry: 10th: 1707.18. This Indenture of Lease was acknowledged in Northumberld. County Court by THOMAS STRETTON. Attorney of RICHARD LEE, Esqr,, unto HANCOCK LEE, Gent) & the same is admitted to Record
      Test THO. HOBSON, CI Cur
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      1706-1711 Deed-Will Book - Northumberland Co Va; (Antient Press): Page 65
      THIS INDENTURE made the Seventeenth day of February in the Sixth yeare of the Reigne of or: Sovereigne Lady, Anne. &c., in the yeare of or Lord God one thousand seven hundred & seven, Betweene RICHARD LEE of the County of WESTMORELAND, Esqr , of the one part & HANCOCK LEE of the County of Northumberl,d, Gent. of the other part, Witnesseth that the said RICHARD LEE upon perusall of his good Father. Coll RICHD. LEE. deced, his Will and finding that the Lands he left to his Brothers, the sd. HANCOCK LEE & CHARLES LEE, are in Law, but an Estate for life & out of the natural affection he beareth to them and their heires & for diverse other good causes and in consideracon of the sume of Five pounds of good & lawful money of England to him in hand paid by the sd, HANCOCK LEE, have granted and confirmed by these prsents as heire to his sd. Father, deced.. for himselfe his heires & assignes doth give unto the said HANCOCK LEE and to his heires for ever, he being already in full possession of the pr.misses by vertue of a Lease thereof made by ye sd. RICHARD LEE unto the said HANCOCK LEE beareing date the day before ye date of these pr:sents. all the claim of him the said RICHARD LEE of that parsel of land (whereon the said HANCOCK LEE now liveth) conteyning Eight hundred acres according to an Agreemt, made betweene his said two Brothers, the sd. HANCOCK and CHARLES, and recorded in Northumberld. County Court Records (vizt.) Six hundred acres of the sd. Land being the pr:misses by these prsents menconed to be granted unto the sd. HANCOCK LEE his heires for ever; the remaining Two hundred acres of the said Land to remaine and be to CHARLES LEE, Youngest Son of the aforesd. CHARLES LEE, & to the heires male of his body lawfully begotten And for want of such heires, to THOMAS LEE, Eldest Son of ye sd. CHARLES LEE, & to the heires male of his body lawfully begotten, And for want of such heires, then to revert to the next Heire att Law to the said RICHARD LEE for ever: alwaies provided and it is the true intent & meaning, that LEEANNA JONES, Daughter of the sd. CHARLES LEE, occupy and enjoy the before menconed Two hundred acres of Land (commonly knowne by the name of HICKORY NECK), with the appurtenances dureing her natural! life, the said Land being upon the South side of a Creek commonly called the DIVIDEING CREEK in LEE Parish in the County of Northumberld. aforesd., with all houses gardends swamps hunting. hawking, mines & other priviledges with all yearely Rents or any part of the prmisses aforesd., To have and to hold with all rights belonging to the said Six hundred acres of Land unto the said HANCOCK LEE to his heires & assignes: the remaining Two hundred acres called HICKORY NECK to be ye sd. CHARLES LEE & to his heires male of his body & for want of such heires to ye sd. THOMAS LEE & heires of his body & upon default of such heires to revert to sd. RICHARD LEE, alwaies provided the sd. LEEANNA JONES possesseth the Two hundred acres of Land dureing her natural! life: In Witness whereof the sd. RICHARD LEE hath hereto sett his hand and seale the day and year first above written
      Signed Sealed & delivered in pr:sence of
      DA. McCARTY G ESKRIDGE RICH: LEE, seale
      Die Febry. 16d, 1707/8: This Indenture of Release was acknowledged in Northumberld, county Court by THOMAS STRETTON, Attorney of RICHARD LET, Esqr., unto HANCOCK LEE,
      Gent!., and ye same is admitted to Record
      Test THO: HOBSON, Cl Cur
      Die Maii 16d. 1711, This Indenture of Release was pr:sented to the Court by THOMAS STRETTON. and the Record being burnt, upon the said STRETTONs motion, the same is admitted to Record Test THO; HOBSON, Cl Cur
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      1706-1711 Deed-Will Book - Northumberland Co Va; (Antient Press): Page 65-67
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pr:sents that I RICHARD LEE of LOWER MATCHOTIQUE in the Parish of COPLE & County of WESTMORELAND, upon peruseall of my good Father, Coll. RICHARD LEE, deced., his Will, finding that the Lands he left to my Bros: HANCOCK & CHARLES, are in Law but an Estate for life. Out of the natural! affection I beare to them and their heires do by these pr:sents, heire to my good Father, deced , doe give the Land contained in this Pattent on the other side from me & my heires to them and their heires as followeth, (vizt.) Six hundred acres of the said Land to my Bro. HANCOCK & his heires & the other Two hundred acres to my Cozen. CHARLES LEE & his heires according to the Agreemt. made betweene my two Bros: HANCOCK & CHARLES. recorded in Northumberld. County Court Records provided that according to the Will made by my Bro: CHARLES, my Cozen, LEANNA JONES, use & occupy ye sd. Two hundred acres, called HICKORY NECK, dureing her life and after her decease to revert to the said CHARLES LEE and his heires according to the dispostion of her deced., Father in his Last Will and Testamt. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this Ninth day of September in ye yeare of or: Lord one thousand seven hundred & seven
      RICH: LEE, seale
      Septembr. 17d 17'07 This Agreemt was acknowledged in Northumberld. County Court by Capt. JOHN HOWSON, Attorney of Coll, RICHARD LEE, to THOMAS HOBSON, Attorney of Mr. HANCOCK LEE. for the uses in the sd. Assignemt. menconed & is admitted to Record Test THO: HOBSON, CI Cur
      Die Maii 16d. 1711 This Pattent & Assignemt. were pr:sented to the Court by THO: STRETTON & ye Record being burnt) upon the said STRETTONs mocon the sd. Pattent & Assignemt are admitted to Record
      Test THO. HOBSON. Cl Cur
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      1706-1711 Deed-Will Book - Northumberland Co Va; (Antient Press): Page 66
      TO ALL &c., Whereas &c., Now knowe ye that I the said EDWARD DIGGS, Esqr., doe give and grant unto Coll RICHARD LEE six hundred acres of land scituate in Northumberld, County upon the South side of the DIVIDEING CREEKE abutting East upon the sd Creek, South East and Southerly upon another parsell of land belonging to the sd. LFF., from this by a small Creek called ANDREWS CREEKE, South West and Westerly upon the Glade & High Land. North West Northerly upon a Run and small Creek called FREEMANs, from FREEMANS FORD the said land being due unto the said Collo: RICHARD LEE for the transportacon of Twelve persons into this Colony whose names are in the Records menconed under this Pattent; To have & to hold &c. Given under or hands this fourth day of March in the yeare of or: Lord one thousand six hundred fifty and six.
      EDWARD DIGGES
      W. CLAYBORNE, Secr,
      Die Maii 16e. 1711
      Recordatr. in Cur p. THO. HOBSON, Cl Cur
      I RICHARD LEE. Son & heire of Coll. RICHARD LEE, deced., do by these pr:sents out of the naturall affection I beare Cozn. Mr. CHARLES LEE, assigne over all my Right Title & Interest to the Lands contained in the Patient on the other side to my Cozen, CHARLES LEE & his heires for ever; Witness my hand and seale this Ninth day of September 1707
      RICHD; LEE, seale
      Die Septembris 11d. 1707. This Assignemt. was acknowledged in Northumberld. County Court by Capin: JOHN HOWSON. Attorney of Coll. RICHD: LEE. unto THOMAS HOBSON. Attorney of Mr. HANCOCK LEE, Guardn. of Mr. CHARLES LEE. for ye use of the sd, Mr. CHARLES LEE & is recorded Test. THO: HOBSON, CI Cur
      Die May 16: 1711. This Pattent & Assignemt. were pr:sented to the Court by Mr. WILLIAM JONES t & the Records being burnt) upon the mocon of sd, JONES, sd. Pattent & Assignemt. are admitted to Record
      Test THO: HOBSON. Cl Cur

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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=33&last=&g_p=G4&col lection=NN Grant
      Title Lee, Richard, Col.,
      Publication 9 May 1711.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 792 acres beginning &c being the 4th corner of a patent for 2200 acres of land belonging to the sd. Richd. Lee by patent granted to Colo. Richard Lee, decd.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 4, 1710-1712 , p. 33 (Reel 289).
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      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=84&last=&g_p=G4&collect ion=NN
      Grant
      Title Byard, James.
      Publication 26 May 1712.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck
      Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 112 acres east with the land of Colo. Richard Lee; south with the land of Walter English and Teaque Olognon now Daniel Ocany and Edmund Owens northerly with the land of John Paine.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 4, 1710-1712 , p. 84 (Reel 289).

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