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An Examination Of Campbellism No. 305, 1915 (PDF) An Examination Of Campbellism No. 305, 1915 (PDF)
by R. C. Evans
see also Tracts By Numbers
41 pages. Discusses the beliefs and writings of the founder of the Disciples of Christ, Alexander Campbell. Lists out 32 indictments against the Campbellite sect. Reprint of the 1908 version.
An Examination Of Campbellism No. 1135, 1915 (PDF) An Examination Of Campbellism No. 1135, 1915 (PDF)
by R. C. Evans
see also Tracts By Numbers
41 pages. Discusses the beliefs and writings of the founder of the Disciples of Christ, Alexander Campbell. Lists out 32 indictments against the Campbellite sect. Reprint of the 1908 version.
The Saints' Herald, vol. 62, 1915 (PDF) The Saints' Herald, vol. 62, 1915 (PDF)
edited by Elbert A. Smith
Articles include, The Dedication of Kirtland Temple, by Richard Bullard, Everlasting Life, by A. B. Phillips, Biography of President William Marks, by R. M. Elvin, The House of God, by J. W. Wight, Epistle from Frederick M. Smith, Statement by President Joseph Smith, The Church of Christ-What Is It, by Ward L. Christy, A Note of Warning, by Audentia Anderson, A Letter of Instruction, by Joseph Smith, The Spalding Manuscript, by J: F. Mintun, Historical Sketch of the Quorum of Twelve, by Heman C. Smith, Designation of Successor to the President, by Charles Fry, How Can We Redeem Zion? by Hubert Case, and many more articles. Contains 1,272 pages.
Supplement To The Saints' Herald, Lamoni, Iowa, October 7, 1914, Bishop's Annual Report, 1914 (PDF) Supplement To The Saints' Herald, June 16, 1915 - Bishop's Annual Report (PDF)
by Edmund L. Kelley
Bishop's Annual Report of receipts and expenditures of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from January 10, 1914, to January 10, 1915.
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The Apostacy And The Restoration No. 301 [Tracts By Numbers], n.d. [1916] (PDF) The Apostacy And The Restoration No. 301 [Tracts By Numbers], n.d. [1916] (PDF)
by John W. Rushton
see also Tracts By Numbers
20 page tract by Apostle John W. Rushton of the RLDS Church. Brother Rushton states, "One of the most prolific sources of misunderstanding in regard to religion is the refusal to acknowledge that there has been a universal departure from the original gospel as taught by Christ. Most people are aware that such an event as the Reformation was the reactionary result of the great abuses which had obtained in the Roman Catholic Church; yet it seldom occurs to the minds of these people that to concede the need of a reformation is a tacit admission that an apostasy from the true gospel had taken place; otherwise the so-called reformation was not only unnecessary, but actually an evil."
The Saints' Herald, vol. 63 The Saints' Herald, vol. 63, 1916 (PDF)
edited by Elbert A. Smith
Contains 1,288 pages. Articles include Isaiah Twenty-Nine by E. E. Long, The Spirit's Voice by J. E. Yates, Succession Of The Apostles by R. T. Cooper, Concerning Zion by J. E. Vanderwood, Baptism For The Dead by B. L. McKim, Obtaining Salvation by H. O. Smith, The Philosophy Of The Straight And Narrow Path, The Personality Of God, Building The Kingdom by H. O. Smith and many others.
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Supplement To The Saints' Herald, October 31, 1917 - Bishop's Annual Report (PDF) Supplement To The Saints' Herald, October 31, 1917 - Bishop's Annual Report (PDF)
by Edmund L. Kelley
68 pages. Bishop's Annual Report of receipts and expenditures of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from January 10, 1916, to December 31, 1916.
The Saints' Herald, vol. 64, 1917 (PDF) The Saints' Herald, vol. 64, 1917 (PDF)
edited by Elbert A. Smith
1,264 pages. Articles include, Objections To The Book Of Mormon Answered By Its Own Evidence by T. J. Smith, An Educated Ministry, by William Lewis, "In The Beginning God," by H. A. Stebbins, Can We Emphasize Service Too Much? (editorial), What Constitutes Christ's Church, by Hubert Case, Predestination And Foreordination by A. M. Chase, The Location Of Cumorah And Ramah, by J. F. Gunsolley, Endowment Of The Church, by A. M. Chase, An Attempt To Rebuild Nauvoo Temple, The Educational Aim Of The Religio, by Alice M. Burgess, Receiving Divine Direction (editorial), The Promised Comforter, by Frederick A. Smith, Utah and Her Monarchy, by Heman C. Smi,th, and many more articles.
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Bishop R. C. Evans Makes Reply, n.d. [1918] Bishop R. C. Evans Makes Reply, n.d. [1918] (PDF)
by R. C. Evans
Reply by R. C. Evans to a paper published by the RLDS Church. R. C. Evans left the RLDS Church in 1918 and started a new Church, the Church Of The Christian Brotherhood, with many former RLDS Church members in Canada. R. C. Evans was later excommunicated by the RLDS Church and shortly thereafter died on January 18, 1921 of pneumonia.
The Saints' Herald vol. 65, 1918 (PDF) The Saints' Herald vol. 65, 1918 (PDF)
edited by Frederick M. Smith
1,256 pages. Articles include Blue Pencil Notes, Seers, Faith And origin Of The Churches by J. F. Mintun, And Gross Darkness The People by H. A. Stebbins, Zion And Education by George N. Briggs, Our Hawaiian Number, The Coming Of Christ And Jerusalem Delivered by Henry A. Stebbins, The Storehouse by M. F. Gowell, The Thousand Years' Reign by J. W. Wight, Songs And Poems Of Bishop R. C. Evans, When And How Are Men Saved by Chris B. Hartshorn, The Two Covenants By S. S. Smith, Origin Of The Book Of Mormon, and many more.
The Toronto Church Bulletin [First Edition] The Toronto Church Bulletin [First Edition], 1918 (PDF)
by T. W. Williams
Eight page pamphlet written by Thomas W. Williams about R. C. Evans and his departure from the RLDS Church. It includes six numbers dated from September 21, 1918 to November 1, 1918. It also includes a copy of a vision of R. C. Evans from a letter he wrote to President Joseph Smith III on January 8, 1908 in which he describes an endowment being received by the First Presidency of the RLDS Church and a huge influx of members from the Utah Mormon Church who joined the RLDS Church.
Why I Left The Latter Day Saint Church Why I Left The Latter Day Saint Church, 1918 (PDF)*
by R. C. Evans
*This publication is provided due to its historical nature. Please read with caution as many ideas contained in the publication do not represent ideas or doctrine supported by LatterDayTruth.org.
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Be Not Carried About With Divers Doctrines [from Zion's Ensign vol. 30], 1919 Be Not Carried About With Divers Doctrines [from Zion's Ensign vol. 30], 1919 (PDF)
by Frederick A. Smith
see also Zion's Ensign
Sermon Of Presiding Patriarch Frederick A. Smith, delivered on May 25, 1919. He states, "Now, if you do not have the Spirit, what kind of spirit have you? If the speaker does not have the Spirit of God, then, my friends, what does that preaching mean to you? Have you ever thought about it? It is an important thing that you ought to think about. If he does not have the Spirit of God, well, you need not be very much afraid of him. If it is the Spirit of God, then you should pay heed to it: very carefully, too. In the thought I have before you to-night, that we be not carried about by every wind of doctrine, we want to carefully canvass the situation; and never, I presume, in the history of the world, has there been a time when there were as many, what we could call strange doctrines instituted and being promulgated in the world, as at the present time. We have had lots of them in the past, it is true, but never so many at any one time. I cannot help but think of the statement made by the Master of men when he was here upon earth, in which he made the declaration that the time would come that everything that could be shaken would be shaken, and we are pretty nearly in that period."
Bishop's Annual Report [Supplement To The Saints' Herald December 24, 1919 Bishop's Annual Report [Supplement To The Saints' Herald December 24, 1919 (PDF)
by Benjamin R. McGuire
Bishop's Annual Report Of Receipts and Expenditures of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from January 1, 1918, to December 31, 1918.
Elijah As The Restorer [from The Saints' Herald vol. 66], 1919 Elijah As The Restorer [from The Saints' Herald vol. 66], 1919 (PDF)
by William Moore
see also The Saint's Herald
Article on Elijah as The Restorer coming in the spirit and power of Elias, as Jesus Christ prophesied he would in the last days.
The Saints' Herald, vol. 66 The Saints' Herald, vol. 66, 1919 (PDF)
edited by Frederick M. Smith
Contains 1,284 pages. Articles include, Joseph Smith Did Not Sanction Polygamy (editorial), The Redemption Of Zion by Benjamin R. McGuire, Blue Pencil Notes, In The Dark And Cloudy Day by H. A. Stebbins, Book Of Mormon Geography by Ralph W. Farrell, Zion, A Place Of Safety; Its Establishment At Hand, by Glaud R. Kuykendall, The Word Of Wisdom by Edmund J. Gleazer, The Resurrection Of The Dead, by James E. Yates, How May We Have Zion, by Patriarch F. A. Smith, Nauvoo In 1840-Largest City In State Of Illinois, by H. S. Salisbury, The Larger Vision, by C. Edward Miller, A Call To Service, by Frederick M. Smith, How Much Tithing Do I Owe, by Benjamin R. McGuire, Book Of Mormon Supported by Archaeology, by W. 0. Robertson, Elijah As The Restorer, by William Moore, After Death, A Sure Resurrection, by Joseph Luff, and many other articles.
1919 Temporary Catalogue Herald Publishing House, (PDF) 1919 Temporary Catalogue Herald Publishing House, (PDF)
by the Board Of Publication
24 page Herald Publishing House Catalogue issued in January 1919.
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The Periodicity Of Israelitish History [from Zion's Ensign vol. 31], 1920 The Periodicity Of Israelitish History [from Zion's Ensign vol. 31], 1920 (PDF)
by Daniel MacGregor
see also Zion's Ensign
Sermon by Daniel MacGregor. "I desire to present for your consideration the Story of Israel, noting in particular the periodicity of that story in its record of important epochs. In our deliberations we shall not only have occasion to consult history, but also prophecy…Thus it becomes apparent that, according to the promises of God, we, as the children of Christ, are indissolubly connected with the people of Israel; and if there be any patriotic impulses within our being, they should thrill as we meditate upon the achievements of that illustrious race." He discusses Israel's Beginning, Israel's Overthrow, The Overthrow Of The Church, The Data Fixing The Overthrow Of The Church, The Era Of The Restoration and The Time Of Effecting The Restoration.
President Frederick M. Smith's Views On Revelation [from Zion's Ensign vol. 31], 1920 President Frederick M. Smith's Views On Revelation [from Zion's Ensign vol. 31], 1920 (PDF)
by Frederick M. Smith
Remarks on revelation made by President Frederick M. Smith on October 6, 1918. He states, "At a certain time of my life it became necessary for me, especially since I was asked to accept a position that is unique among all the organizations of the world, to give considerable thought to this question of how God shall reveal himself to his people. There was a disposition at one time on my part to limit God as to how he should reveal his will. But I passed this point and have been able to say, If thou, oh God, art desirous of revealing thy will to us, or to me, be it far from me to say how. And so we still stand for one of the fundamental ideals of the church, and that is not only belief in God, but a sure and secure belief that God will reveal his will to us, and speak to us in his own language and in his own way."
A Remarkable Dream And Vision [from The Saints' Herald vol. 67], 1920 (PDF) A Remarkable Dream And Vision [from The Saints' Herald vol. 67], 1920 (PDF)
by (author not listed)
see also The Saints' Herald
1 page. Account of a vision and dream given in February 1904. He is shown Frederick M. Smith as the new head of the Church who, "insisted upon a higher standard for the priesthood. The first work appeared to be one of cleansing the church. Those of the priesthood who would not come to this higher standard were released. The priesthood took on new energy." He is also shown the Temple and told, "None but the pure in heart can pass the threshold. Those who are purified as though by fire can pass over with safety; but those who have not cleansed their garments and washed them with the blood of the Lamb, those who have not kept their garments free from the blood of this generation, those who are not pure in heart, cannot pass over, as this place of entrance is to such as a consuming fire."
The Saints' Herald, vol. 67, 1920 (PDF) The Saints' Herald, vol. 67, 1920 (PDF)
edited by Frederick M. Smith
1,260 pages. Articles include Continued Revelation (editorial), The Pay Of Missionaries (editorial), The Gathering by E. L. Kelley, The Prophetic Conning Tower by S.W.L. Scott, Receiving Revelations (editorial), School Of The Prophets (editorial), The Kirtland Safety Anti-Banking Company, The Holy Scriptures - Inspired Version by Frederick A. Smith, President Smith's View On Democracy In The Church (editorial), Theocracy (editorial), Knowledge Of God Essential To Life Eternal by R. S. Salyards, The Formula Used In Confirmation (editorial), The Grove-The Youth-The Vision by Vida E. Smith, The Position Of Woman In The Church (editorial), and many more.
Where Our Responsibility Lies [from The Saints' Herald vol. 67], 1920 Where Our Responsibility Lies [from The Saints' Herald vol. 67], 1920 (PDF)
by Peter Anderson
A sermon delivered at the Stone Church, Independence, Missouri, USA, January 11, 1920
see also The Saints' Herald
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Joseph Smith, The Foe Of Polygamy [from Zion's Ensign vol. 32], 1921 (PDF) Joseph Smith, The Foe Of Polygamy [from Zion's Ensign vol. 32], 1921 (PDF)
by Walter W. Smith
see also Zion's Ensign
Sermon on polygamy given on November 7, 1920 at the RLDS Stone Church, Independence, Missouri, USA. Walter Smith states, "I have spoken to a great many people and I have talked with those who were living at Nauvoo, not in great numbers, because they were thinning out by the time I came along; but I have talked to quite a considerable number, all of whom testify personally to knowing that Joseph Smith was not responsible for this doctrine. Think of the ridiculous situation with which we are confronted. We meet people who testify that they were Joseph Smith's wives, but when we inquire deeply into the matter we find that the marriage ceremony takes place in Salt Lake City and that Brigham Young or some other person stood proxy for Joseph Smith. There is no way in the world to save a man's reputation from such calumny. It is really quite, ridiculous." 6 pages in length.
The Periodical Literature Of The Latter Day Saints [from Journal Of History vol. 14], 1921 The Periodical Literature Of The Latter Day Saints [from Journal Of History vol. 14], 1921 (PDF)
by Walter W. Smith
43 page article by Walter W. Smith describing the various periodicals of the Restoration movement. He describes in detail The Evening And Morning Star, Messenger And Advocate, The Edlers' Journal, Times And Seasons, Millennial Star, The Nauvoo Neighbor, The Nauvoo Expositor, The Voree Herald, The Return, The Searchlight, The Saints' Herald, The Expositor, Autumn Leaves and many more. 74 different periodicals are discussed in detail.
Zion Builders' Sermons, 1921 Zion Builders' Sermons, 1921 (PDF)
by Elbert A. Smith
A series of sermons by President Elbert A. Smith of the RLDS Church, given during Zion Builder Services at Lamoni, Iowa and Independence, Missouri, USA between March and June 1921. Topics include Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Laying On Of Hands, The Resurrection And The Eternal Judgment, The Restoration, Our Spiritual Inheritance and Fundamentals. 118 pages total.
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Creed Making No. 1161 [Tracts By Numbers], n.d. [1922] (PDF) Creed Making No. 1161 [Tracts By Numbers], n.d. [1922] (PDF)
by Isaac M. Smith
see also Tracts By Numbers
26 pages. Tract by I. M. Smith. He states, "the principle it teaches is applicable to every revelation that God has ever given to man, whether the revelation be long or short, whether it contains ten words or ten thousand words. Man has no right to add to nor take from anything that God has given-has no right to do so now, never did have the right to do so, and never will have. You will remember the text says: 'If any man shall add to,' or 'take from,' etc., nothing said about what God proposes to do in the premises; there is nothing said about whether he will give more revelations, or whether he will withhold them. Mind you, he places this restriction upon man, and leaves himself free to do as seemeth him good."
The Standard Divine: Sermon By Hubert Case At Independence, Missouri, October 31, 1921 [from Zion's Ensign vol. 33], 1922 The Standard Divine: Sermon By Hubert Case At Independence, Missouri, October 31, 1921 [from Zion's Ensign vol. 33], 1922 (PDF)
by Hubert Case
see also Zion's Ensign
Sermon by Seventy Hubert Case. He states, "As a people we have adopted a standard. That standard is contained in the three books of this church, the Bible, Book of Mormon, and Book of Doctrine and Covenants. We examine ourselves by this standard to see whether we are in the faith. In it we have that by which we can test every individual, and every man's belief. Throw that standard away, and we have nothing by which to make a test. This standard is a God-given standard. It is his eternal truth. It cannot be overthrown. It stands to-day just as immutable and firm as it ever did. With our wonderful standard before us, and the accumulation of the ages, by way of testimony, we are steadied and inspired for our work. It doesn't make any difference who falls away from the standard, or who denies the faith, the standard is true just the same. The principles are true. And furthermore, he who has come to that standard has no need of the testimony of men, for he knows he has come into a condition of acceptance with God."
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Supreme Directional Control In Operation, 1924 Supreme Directional Control In Operation, 1924 (PDF)
by T. W. Williams
reprint of article from The Saints' Herald vol. 71, August 20, 1924
When A Light Descended, A Missionary Experience [from Autumn Leaves volume 37] When A Light Descended, A Missionary Experience [from Autumn Leaves volume 37], 1924 (PDF)**
by William P. Bootman
see also Autumn Leaves
**This electronic publication has been created with the express approval of the original copyright holder, The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Community Of Christ)
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The Saints' Herald, vol. 72, 1925 (PDF) The Saints' Herald, vol. 72, 1925 (PDF)**
edited by Elbert A. Smith
**This electronic publication has been created with the express approval of the original copyright holder, The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Community Of Christ)
Articles include, Know The Law by Israel A. Smith, Get Right With God by Edward Rannie, Regarding Joseph Smith's Trusteeship (editorial), The Centralization Of Power by Thomas S. Williams, The Government Of The Church (editorial), Common Consent If (editorial), The Question Of Authority by O. Salisbury, Irreconcilable Differences by Israel A. Smith, Supreme Directional Control by Paul M. Hanson, The Controversy Over Church Government (editorial), Let The People Rule by J. F. Garver, The Presiding Bishop "Controlled" By Law by Israel A. Smith, and many more articles. Contains 1,408 pages.
Some Little-Known Facts About A Well-Known Building [Kirtland Temple] Some Little-Known Facts About A Well-Known Building (Kirtland Temple) [from Autumn Leaves vol. 38], 1925 (PDF)**
by C. Ed Miller
see also Autumn Leaves
**This electronic publication has been created with the express approval of the original copyright holder, The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Community Of Christ)
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A Man Of Indomitable Will And Courage Early Life Of Bishop E. L. Kelley [from Autumn Leaves vol. 39, 1926] A Man Of Indomitable Will And Courage Early Life Of Bishop E. L. Kelley [from Autumn Leaves vol. 39, 1926], 1926 (PDF)**
by S. A. Burgess
see also Autumn Leaves
**This electronic publication has been created with the express approval of the original copyright holder, The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Community Of Christ)
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Our Living Creed [from Zion's Ensign vol. 39], 1928 (PDF) Our Living Creed [from Zion's Ensign vol. 39], 1928 (PDF)**
by F. Henry Edwards
see also Zion's Ensign
**This electronic publication has been created with the express approval of the original copyright holder, The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Community Of Christ)
Article by F. Henry Edwards of the RLDS Church. He states, "The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has never adopted a creed. This is not because we are without deep convictions in matters of fundamental Christianity, nor is it because we have been blown about by every wind of doctrine; it is rather because we believe that a gospel so rich and vital as the good news of Jesus defies our attempts to confine it in words and phrases. To attempt such a task would be like trying to measure the promise of youth with a foot rule, or to describe the glory of a sunrise to a blind person. Words are too inert. Only life can tell."
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The Saints' Herald, vol. 77 The Saints' Herald, vol. 77, 1930 (PDF)**
edited by Frederick M. Smith
**This electronic publication has been created with the express approval of the original copyright holder, The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Community Of Christ)
Contains 1,432 pages. Articles include, The Priesthood from the Beginning, by J. F. Mintun, What Is Liberty? by Arthur E. Stoft, The Centennial Conference Institute, Repentance: the World's Greatest Need, by Hubert Case, The Book of Mormon, by S. A. Burgess, The Lord's Supper and Oblation (editorial), Book of Mormon Bibliography, by S. A. Burgess, The Resurrection. by J. H. N. Jones, The Gospel of Jesus Christ, by Arthur E. Stoft, Work Together; Be the Light of the World, by Roy S. Bud, The Goodness of God to Me, by H. I. Velt, Joseph Smith, the Lord's Servant by Hyrum O. Smith, All Are Called (editorial), The Mystery of Death; the Hope of Life, by John W. Rushton, God's Hand in the Destiny of Nations, by E. B. Hull, Significance of the Patriarchal Blessing, by Walter H. Cryer, Apostasy and Restoration, by S. A. Burgess, The Family Circle, by Frederick M. Smith, The New Saints' Hymnal, by Evan A. Fry, and many other articles.
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The Saints' Herald, vol. 78, 1931 (PDF) The Saints' Herald, vol. 78, 1931 (PDF)**
edited by Frederick M. Smith
**This electronic publication has been created with the express approval of the original copyright holder, The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Community Of Christ)
1,256 pages. Articles include The Covenant of the Lord's Supper by Frederick M. Smith, Let the Church move forward by The First Presidency, Atonement by John W. Rushton, Teamwork by Evan A. Fry, Divine Imperatives by F. Henry Edwards, Hot Drinks by H. O. Smith, Righteousness And Prosperity by J. A. Koehler, Reaching The Source Of Spiritual Power by Evan A. Fry, The Way Of Salvation by W. J. Haworth, Social Aspects Of The Message Of Jesus by A. B. Phillips, Blue Pencil Notes by Elbert A. Smith, Our Creed, All Truth by S. A. Burgess, Defiling The Temple by Evan A. Fry and many more.
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The Book Of Mormon As Literature [from The Saints' Herald vol. 90], 1943 (PDF) The Book Of Mormon As Literature [from The Saints' Herald vol. 90], 1943 (PDF)**
by Evan V. Shute
see also The Saints' Herald
4 pages. Article originally published in The Saints' Herald in 1943. Brother Shute states, "What does the Book of Mormon claim to be? It is an abridgment many times repeated, a synopsis of a synopsis. It deals with the broad current of ancient American history rather than with its details. What historical narrative it contains is interlarded with sermons, admonitions, and prophecies."
**This electronic publication has been created with the express approval of the original copyright holder, The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Community Of Christ)
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