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Beaufort District, South Carolina Freedmen’s Bureau Labor Contracts, A-Y, 1865

NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
M1910
Roll 59
Target 2
Labor Contracts for the Beaufort District, A-Y
1865

Source Citation

“South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9ZG-CR93?cc=2127881&wc=MFHK-LZ9%3A1017928501%2C1017965801 : 21 May 2014), Beaufort (subassistant commissioner) > Roll 59, Labor contracts for the Beaufort District, A-Y, 1865 > image 1 of 170; citing NARA microfilm publication M1910 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

These records were abstracted by Alana Thevenet

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Employer’s Names Beginning With “A”

Employer: Wm H. Alden
Frogmore & Cedar Grove Plantations
Dat: Febr 23, 1865
Freedmen:
Richard Spaulding
York Trewil
Caesar Jones
Billy Green
Ansel Williams
Charles Royal
[Illegible] Johnson
Nat Williams
Ma[illegible – Margaret?] Capers
Mary Trewil
Bella Haywood
Hannah Myers
Binah Singleton
Hannah
Daphne Small
Minder Pious
Jack Snipe
Betsy Edmonds
[Illegible] Mack
Sally Polite
Sibby Roberts
Sally McIntosh
Sylla Janick
Dennis Washington
Dick Martin
Peter Mack
Columbus Simmons
Robeo Chisholm
Joseph Butler
Martin Isaac
Benjamin Cuthbert
Joe Roberts
Titus Bason
Green Stokes
Daniel Washington
Richard Lowndes
Margaret Hayworthy
Elizabeth Hayworthy
Felix Lagree
Gadsie Hayworthy
Joseph Bacon
Henry Bacon
Lucy Bacon
Agnes Bacon
Grace West
Rose Bacon
Virginia Stewart
Sarah Bacon
Fortune Baker
Tom Bacon

Employer’s Names Beginning With “B”

Employer: H. DeLancey Bryan
Bluff Farm Plantation
Date: Feb 27, 1865
Freedmen:
Jacob Simmons
Sambo Dawson and wife Peggy
Hector Blake and wife Nancy
Sophy Gibbs
Pheobe Frazier
Moses Washington and wife Joan
Affy Myers
Ellen Black
Affie Burke
Marge Bird
Daphne
Jimmy and wife Tena
Paris Eddy and wife Caroline
Lucy Morrill
Paris Edings
Richard Small
Lydia Morrill
John Washington
Fanny Morrill
Harriett Morrill
Susan Riddle
MaryAnne Williams
Louisa Morrill

Employer: H. DeLancey Bryan
Gabriel Caper’s Plantation
St. Helena Island, S.C.
Date: 1 April 1865
Freedmen:
Murray Pillings and family

Employer: Benj R. Bostick Jr.
Date: May 28, 1865
Freedmen:
[None listed]

Employer: Milton Blake
Orange Grove Plantation
School farm. No. 12
Ladies Island, S.C.
Date: March 4, 1865
Freedmen:
Titus Stoney
Alice Stoney
Basil Jonese
Matilda Orchard
Silvia Orchard
Molly Stooks
Abrum Lewis
Annie Lewis
Mary Lewis
Susan Lewis
Hannah Lewis
Daphne Seabrook
Minta Aiken
Leah Hogah
Annie Garvin
John Lewis
Silla Lewis
Kate Richardson

Employer: T.C. Burton
Edwin Chaplin Plantation
Date: Undated
Freedmen:
Hester Thomas
Lucy Bolles
Nellie Thomas
Tina Simmons
James Washington
Nannie Rivers
Maryant Chaplin
Joan Washington
Kate Wood
Jane Chaplin & Ben
John Chaplin & Laura
Joseph Jenkins
Betty Jenkins
Henrietta Brown
Daphne Small
Nannie Binyard
Phillis Bobbin – husband a soldier
Sylvia Bird – old and sick

Employer: Benj. R. Bostick, administrator
Estate of H.J. Stevens
Date: May 27, 1865
Freedmen:
[No names listed]

Employer’s Names Beginning With “C”

Employer: [Illegible]
T.B. Chaplin Plantation
Medical Farm
Date: Undated
Freedmen:
Moses Chaplin
Sophy Powell
Bristol Kelley
Mina F[illegible]
Delia Kelley
Lucy Simmons
[Illegible] Blake
Sarah Dayes
Lucretia Jones
Celia Robinson
Bob Sen[illegible]
Tyra Perry
Eliza Brown
Linus Jenkins
Nelly Blue
Tony Scott
Rose Bates
Judy Scott
Orchard Scott
Judy Scott
Tyra McCloud
James Jenkins
Elsie Chaplin
Ellen Chaplin
Tina Chaplin
Margaret Glover
Betsy Bolles
Michael Rivers
Thomas Cuthbert
Betsy Scott
Tony Babet
London Simmnos

Employer: James B. Case
McKee Plantation
Date: Undated
Freedmen:
Moses Simmons
Dianna Simmons
Lucretia [Illegible]
Sarah Grant
Dorcas Jenkins
Sukey Singleton
Fanny Jones
Nannie Gerrard
Mary Chisholm
Patience Jones
Maria Holmes
Flora Jenkins
John Stapleeton
Carolina Holmes
Maria Stripling

Employer: Jas. B. Case
Date: Undated
Freedmen:
The Dathaw People
Hampton Mitchell
Sylla Mitchell
Mary Washington
David Myers
Samuel Mitchell
Adam Maxwell
London Maxwell
James Miller
Boatswain Johnson
Peter Campbell
Fortune Campbell
Joe By[Illegible]
Tony Moultrie
Carolina Taylor
Rose Days
Charles Mack

Employer: W.G. Calkins & H.P. Kellam
Date: Febr 27, 1865
Freedmen:
Laborers on Dathaw Inlet
Inset Plantation
Bess Perry
Grace Perry
Will Mack
Rose Mack
Ellen Mack
Juno Mack
Isaac Jenkins
Hannah Jenkins
Lucynda Jenkins
Thomas Jenkins
Lydia Wright
Pehbe Washington
James Chism
Mol Chism
William Roach
Mariah Roach
Mary A. Polite
Brutus Bronson
Dorcus Bronson

Employer: John Chaplin
Indian Hill Plantation
St. Helena Island, S.C.
Date: March 1865
Freedmen:
William Harris

Employer: F.A. Eustis
Eustis Plantation
Ladies Island, S.C.
Date: March 1, 1865
Freedmen:
Sandy
Sylla
Boston
Berry
John
Caroline
Fanny
Cuffy
Binah
Tyra
Harriet
Joe
Rose
Eliza
George
Nannie
Maria
Grace
Bolly
Pat
Ben
Memba
Flora
Sam
Molly
Catharine
Harry
Binah
Bob
Chloe
Rachel
Betty
Rentia
Thomas
Boston
Eve
Rachel [crossed out]
Diana
Sawney
Di
Rachel
Miles
Philander
Phillis
Caesar
Rose
Willis
Marian
Big Bob
Cumba
Hercules
Marian
July
Cinda
Charlotte
Brister
Lydia
Elsie
Marian

Employer’s Names Beginning With “F”

Employer: Oliver Fripp
School Farm No. 8
Called the Capt. Oliver Fripp Place
Date: May 1865
Freedmen:
John Truell – Foreman

Employer’s Names Beginning With “G”

Employer: R.E. Graves & Co.
Capers Plantation
School Farm
Date: Undated
Freedmen:
Joe Boyd – ploughman
Primus H. – foreman
The people did not sign as the season
was so far advaanced when this agreement
was concluded but they work faithfully
and seem much pleased with the prompt
payment and well satisfied with the
prices.

Employer: E. DeGolyer
Isaac Fripp Plantation
Date: Undated
Freedmen:
Joseph Houston & Nancy
Alice Juston & Stephen
Lucy Brown
Robert Houston & fam.
Hester Lugee & fam.
Jane Dasher & fam.

Employer: R.G. Gardner
Distant Island
Date: Undated
Freedmen:
Caesar Legree
Scipio Polite
Brister Holmes
Marh Swinton
July Stevens
Maria Holmes
Dolly Washington
Chloe Bristol
Sarah Jones
Emma
Bella Campbell
Rachel Gardner
Joannie
Jane Shellman
Tamar Broughton
Sarah
Diana Collins

Employer: R.E. Graves
Oliver Fripp & Wallace Plantations
Date: March 24, 1865
Freedmen:
[No names listed]

Employer: Rufus E. Graves
White Hall School Farm
School Farm No. 13
Date: Undated
Freedmen:
Lesseeland Laborers
Hagar Brown
Sibby Grant
Jack Brown
Titus Young
Minta White
Samuel Green
Louisa Green
Sylla Trewil
Betsy Young
Chloe Mattis
Paul Singleton
Dinah Singleton
Quashy Green

Employer’s Names Beginning With “H”

Employer: Fannie Hinckley
Coffing Point Plantation
Date: Febr 20, 1865
Freedmen:
Primus Simmons
Jacob Cowen
Mike Pope
Cyris Parker
B[illegible] Wiggin
Lot Standback
Sam Parker
Robin Rodwell
Billy Tilton
Miller Chaplin
Abel Wigg
William Scott
Abram Rivers
John Jenkins
Jacob Munjin
Tim Gerguson
Joe Dayes
Will Williams
Ben Coffin
William Middleton
Isabella Allston
Gran Carter
Isaac Polite
William Simmons
Moll Robinson
Agnes Mattis
James Dayes
Auba Allston
William White
Peter Simmons
Nancy Simmons
Peg Simmons
Sarah London
Antony Bayley
Captain Bayley
Sylvia Smith
Sarah Fo[illegible]ten
Rachel Millord
Tony Gathers
January Singleton
Titus Anderson
Peter Brown
George Ellis
Ben Smith

Employer: John Hume & Oliver E. Bryant
Sea-Side Plantation
St. Helena Island, S.C.
Date: March 13, 1865
Freedmen:
Randall Liptroe
Charlotte Simmons
Syke Monroe
July Green
Richard Manigault
Beckum Mitchell
Benjamin Chaplin
Ann Small
Phoebe Mitchell
Rina Simmons
Daniel Simmons
Frank Chaplin
Amos Brown
Adam Owen
Sam Downham
Sophy Demille
Flora Sumner
Jack Simmons
Charlotte Green
Bella Chaplin
Gran Chaplin
Mary Ann Brown
Robert Pinckney
Dick Chaplin
William Barnes

Employer: A.S. Hitchcock
Red House Plantation
Port Royal Island, S.C.
Date: March 1, 1865
Freedmen:
Hector Francis
Dick Haynes
Joshua Jenkins
Dorcas Jenkins
Peggy Manigault
Maria Riley
Nelson Levant
Nancy Beaufort
Thomas Pryor
Moses Williams
Pompey Roberts
Bekka Butler
Rebekka Butler
Samuel Hamilton
Charles Talbird

Employer’s Names Beginning With “I”

Employer: C.J. Moore, agent
for W.P. Irwin
Wassa Island, S.C.
Date: 1865
Freedmen:
The Wassa People

Employer’s Names Beginning With “J”

Employer: Frederic Jackson
Pine Grove Plantation
Formerly owned by William Fripp
Date: 1865
Freedmen:
Nellie Corwin
Hester Robnell
Martha Jenkins
Charlotte Small
Joan Smith
Phillis Bayley
Phoebe Brown
Harriett Robnell
Patience Wright
Mary Bayley
Rosanna Jenkins
Venus Walton
Emma Capers
Di Chisholm
Tom Cook
Willey Jenkins
Phoebe Major
Sylvia Major
William White
William Fripp
Juna St[illegible]

Employer’s Names Beginning With “K”

Employer: C.G. & J.R. Kendall
Palmetto Island Plantation
Date: March 1, 1865
Freedmen:
Prince Fields
Rose Fields
Peter Robinson
Jenny Robinson
Amy Fields
Maria Stewart
Judy McCall
Leah McCall
Hal McCall
Julia McCall
Lucy Miller
Caroline Perry
Paul Bowers
Caroline Bowers
Phoebe Bowers
Eliza Bowers
Sarah Rivers
Amanda Cummings
Willis Radford
Eliza Archer
Betsey Archer
Wilson Martin
Emeline Martin
Jake Rice
Mary Ann Read
Jane Tyson
Patience Reardon
Charlotte McMillan
Sam Roberts
James Robinson
Simon McCall
Amy McCall
Henry Brown
Solomon Conyers

Employer: George C. Kirby
Capt. William’s Place
School Farm
Ladies Island, S.C.
Date: March 20, 1865
Freedmen:
Cullen Powell
Marh Jefferson
Nelly Powell
Hazel Graham
Helen Washington

Employer: George C. Kirby
School Farm
Coosaw Island, S.C.
Date: March 10, 1865
Freedmen:
Dinah Seymore
Beck Pinckney
Grace R[illegible]ell
Judy Bryan
Hannah Williams

Employer’s Names Beginning With “L”

Employer: C.W. Lawrence
Dr. Jenkins Place
Date: 1865
Freedmen:
Henrietta Daniels
Linda Allston
Charlotte Jenkins
Phoebe Washington
Hannah Flanders
Tamer Singleton
Venus Brantley
Jane Jenkins
Aaron Cummings
Joseph Bryant
Patience Chisholm
Judy Trewil
Robert Washington
Samuel Bradley
Chrissy White
Jane Bayley
Bram Hewit
Eliza Brown
Tamar Bryant
Clarissa Jenkins
Robert Wilson
Grane Singleton
Paul Crosby
Hannah Wilson
Mary Wilson
Nannie Washington
Squire Wilson
Thayer Pope
Katie Corsey
Morris Jenkins
Primus Singleton
Alick Frazier
Margaret Simmons

Employer’s Names Beginning With “M”

Employer: James A. Millett
Lonesome Hill, Paul Chaplin, Parsonage Plantations
Date: 1865
Freedmen:
Paul Chaplin’s Place
Abram Lincoln
Tony Chisholm
Jacob Michael
Peter Mack
Sylvia Lincoln
Sylvia Micahel
Binah Washington
Celia Lisward
Lucretia Singleton
Sally Washington
Nancy Jackson
Bell – to be sent for
Christiana Allston
Charlotte Bride
Angeline Chisholm
Lonesome Hill
Peter Middleton
Jamese Jenkins
Prince Simmons
Grace Durant
Edmund Jenkins
Abram Cuthbert
Bristol Snipe
Miley Jefferson
Parsonage
Willaim Schubert
Andrew Turner
Harriett Kilpatrick
Harriett Tenton
Dick Tenton
Ritta Turner
Adeline Turner
Diana

Employer: Sampson Bryant, agent
for Sam’l Morse et. al.
Purchase Plantation
Oliver Pritchard Planation
Date: 1865
Freedmen:
Prince and family
Charlotte and family

Employer: Wm Graham
Orange Grove Plantation
Date: 1865
Freedmen:
Jack & Binah Stewart

Employer: J.A. Millett
Edward Capers & McTu[illegible]’s Plantations
St. Helena Island, S.C.
Date: 1865
Freedmen:
[No names listed]

Employer’s Names Beginning With “P”

Employer: Samuel P. Pope, Superintendent of
Littlewood Point Plantation
St. Helena Island, S.C.
Date: Febr 15, 1865
Freedmen:
Cesar Doctor
Francis Bolles
Emanuel Barnwell
Jeffry Fripp
Boston Singleton
Minda Burns
Betty Bothersome
Peter Green
William White
Jennie Reynolds
Anthony Johnson

Employer: E.W. Phelps
Brick Yard Point Plantation
Date: Feb 3, 1865
Freedmen:
John Brown

Employer’s Names Beginning With “R”

Employer: H.G. Robinson
Wigg Planation
Ladies Island, S.C.
Date: Febr 8, 1865
Freedmen:
Larry Bryant
Jane B[illegible]
Kane Cooper
Andrew Lowen
Paul Wilson
Mary Wigg
Nanny Robinson
Louis Chapman
William Bolles
Littleton [Illegible]

Employer: H.G. Robinson
Indian Hill Plantation
Date: Febr 8, 1865
Freedmen:
Robin Bryant
Nellie Chaplin
Mary Williams
[Illegible, page torn] Middleton
Louisiana Bolles
Sib Bolles
Isabella Middleton
Rose Brown
Mary Morris
E[illegible] Chisholm
Rose Chaplin
Kate Brisbane
Ellen Howard
Susan Grant
Hagar Singleton
Diana Bolles
Lucy Graham
Septoe Haywood
Peg Fripp
Sib Singleton
Mary Fields
Caroline Chaplin

Employer: H.G. Robinson
Lucy Point Plantation
Ladies Island, S.C.
Date: Febr 8, 1865
Freedmen:
Rose Polite
Anson Field
Amy Bryant
Katherine Blake
Binah Rivers
Ellen Polite

Employer: William J. Randolph
Dr. Pope Plantation
St. Helena Island, S.C.
Date: March 10, 1865
Freedmen:
Will White
Grover White
Patience White
Albert Gilbert
Jane Gilbert
London Gilbert
Hanes Gilbert
Maria Gilbert
Nero Aikens
Mary Aikens
Jack Aikens
Libey Ellis
Rhinah Ellis
Dora Pope
Reuben Miller
Sam Pope
Merit Walace
Lizzy Bethborder
Milly Barnwell
John Barnwell
Hatters Barnwell
Cuffy Pope
Jane Pope
Andrew Haywood
Elsy Haywood
Louisa Haywood
Rinah Izard
Webster Izard
Phebe Simonds
Jerry Simonds
Jack Johnson
Louis Johnson
London Grass
Phlox Prentis
Peggy Prentis
Lovey Pope
Judy Pope
Dolly Ellis
Andrew Chisholm
Manie Blanck
Daniel Stewards
Adam Chisholm

Employer: F.B. Robinson
Fair Lawn Plantation
Date: Undated
Freedmen:
[No names listed]

Employer: F.B. Robinson
Distant Island Plantation
Date: Undated
Freedmen:
[No names listed]

Employer: H.G. Robinson
Laurel Hill Plantatin
Ladies Island, S.C.
Date: Febr 8, 1865
Freedmen:
Peter Dayes
Stepney Wiley
Jane Simmons

Employer: T.E. Ruggles
Conner, Polawana, Fuller, and Oaks Plantations
St. Helena Island, S.C.
Date: Febr 21, 1865
Freedmen:
Conner Plantation
Scipio Josiah
Affy Brown
Jenney Watkins
Molly Brown
Venus Chisholm
Lavinia Scott
John Clennan
Tony Watkins
Nelly Winslet
Patsy Richardson
Miriam Wineglass
Katy Middleton
William Josiah
Katrissa Haywood
Willaim Champlin
Tira Mitchell
Charles Myers
Tony Watkins Jr.
Fuller Plantation
John [Illegible]
Weston Pierce
Phoebe Small
Mary Rivers
Scipio Housen
Sckey Frazier
Rose Haywood
Ellen Collins
Clarissa Simmons
Reford Saucer
Mary Sherman
Hagar Pierce
Rilly Pierce
Di Johnson
Nancy Burnett
Daniel Pierce
[Illegible] Bostick
Diana Jenkins
Oaks Plantation
Lucy Robinson
George Morant
Sike Simmons
Clarissa Rivers
Stephen Syke
Susan [Illegible]
John Barnwell
Ellen Bullock
Ansel Chaplin
Patrick Carrot
Catherine Stewart
Amy Simmons
Minda Hayward
Moll Hayward
Linda Jefferson
Lawrence [Illegible]brook
Polwana Plantation
Tira Goodwin
Amaretta Goodwin
Nora Edwards
Hannah Middleton
Patience Gadsden
Maria Dayese
Nancy Brown

Employer: Wm F. Reed
Pleasant Point, Cuthbert, and
Bythewood Plantations
Ladies Island, S.C.
Date: Febr 18, 1865
Freedmen:
Cudjo
Dorcas
Cyrus
Josiah
John
Isaac
Chester
Harry
Scipio
Violet
Anaca
Susan
John Burge
Burden
Wally
George
Sandy
Dennis
Brister
Sam
William
Frank
Isaac
Thomas
Kate and Nellis
Molly
Charlotte
Lavinia
Carolina
Elsie
Rose
Phillis [crossed out]
Penny [crossed out]
Josephine [crossed out]
Elizabeth
Sarah
Matilda
Bison
James Waring
Adam
Tom
Brown
Nanny
John
Bing
Amy [crossed out]
Dennis
Andrew
Charles

Employer’s Names Beginning With “S”

Employer: Richard Soule Jr.
Mulberry Hill Plantation
Date: Febr 20, 1865
Freedmen:
Paris Gregory
Roger Haywood
William Riley
Hacklis Singleton
Polly Riley
Lucretia Scott
Amy [or Anny] Smith
Betsy Chisholm
Sylvia Washington
Hannah Bolton
Hetty Mouten
Mehaly Mouten
M[illegible] Misfortune
Lucy Green

Employer’s Names Beginning With “T”

Employer: David F. Thorpe
Marion Chaplin’s, Village Farm, and
T.J. Fripp School Farm Plantations
St. Helena Island, S.C.
Date: March 13, 1865
Freedmen:
Thos. Jas. Fripp’s Plantation
Phoebe Jenkins
Boson Bird
Robert Howard
Barrick Fuller
Tobey Byers
Nan Brown
Patsy Brown
Ann Sloman
Hagar Ford
Tony Ford
Kesturah Ford
July Doctor
Eleanor Fripp
Betsy Smith
Nancy Jones
Mary Furmon
Plato Fuld
Rebecca
Dolly Jenkins
Village Farm Plantation
Minta Simmons
Morris Small
Peter Gilliard
Allen Riddle
Jerrard McLaughlin
George Wilson
Peter Lynch
Dandy Bowlin
Miley Potter
Myra Simmons
Tony Simmons
Jupiter Bragg
Joanna Jackson
John Gibbon
Nannie Smith
Jane Thompson
Caroline King
Fanny Smith
Sarah Myers
Maria Chaplin’s Plantation
Alick Bolles
Tamar Hayward
Elizabeth Smith
Rosa Holmes
Kate Manigault
Tyra Howard
Paul Howard
Rina Shedd
Ben Manigault
Sally Holmes
Peter Smith

Employer: David F. Thorpe
Frank Pritchard School Farm
Date: April 1, 1865
Freedmen:
Robin Bryan, agent for
Abram Fripp
Ebenezer

Employer: David F. Thorpe
Frank Pritchard School Farm
Date: May 9, 1865
Freedmen:
Nancy
Delia
Adeline
Henrietta

Employer’s Names Beginning With “W”

Employer: George M. Wells
Edings Point Plantation
School Farm No. 3
St. Helena Island, S.C.
Date: Febr 8, 1865
Freedmen:
Adam Brown
Glass Street
Simon Seabrook
Scipio Fripp
Moses Bolles
Emma Williams
Eve Brown
Flora Brown
William Brown
Sancho
Bacchus Holmes
Myrtilla Jenkins
Jos Seabrook
Abram Bayless [or Buyler]

Employer: Wm D. Waters
Cherry Hill Plantation & John Fripp Big House Planataions
St. Helena Island, S.C.
Date: February 25, 1865
Freedmen:
John Fripp Big House
Robin Rivers
Moses Wigg
Moses Wigg Jr.
Billy Powell
Henry Atkins
Linus Lavan
Alick Brown
Paris Simmons
Dennis Lockwood
Charles Bryan
Gabriel Fripp
Dido Bolles
Abby Jenkins
Grace McKee
Taft Glover
Morris Glover
Brister Singleton
William Bolles (carpenter)
Kit McGraw
Jim Powell
Wait McKee
Cherry Hill
Butcher Long
Sam Flood
May
Carolina Williams
Samuel Aiken
Diana
Mary Lowen

Employer: J.H. Wright, agent
for Mrs. Jane McCrea
Croft Plantation
St. Helena Island, S.C.
Date: 1865
Freedmen:
Paris [Illegible]amon
Scipio
Richard Haywood
Abner
Richard Chaplin
John
Isaac Chisholm
Daniel
Katy Fields
Sarah Bl[illegible]

Employer’s Names Beginning With “Y”

Employer: John York
Fripp’s Point Plantation
Date: Febr 23, 1865
Freedmen:
Daniel Scott
Minta Coxon
Bella Coxon
John Major
Jonah Capers
Joseph Jenkins
Robert Jenkins
July Fell
January Richarson
Norah Richardson
Minna Jenkins
Ned Chisholm
Nannie Charles
Pompey Coxon

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