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Caucus Postponed !

The LaGOP has delayed the Caucus.

Caucus Directors, 


Unfortunately, the 2020 Louisiana Republican Caucus originally planned for Saturday, March 28thwill be postponed. We are still looking at contingency plans. As of now, the caucus will likely be held the week of the State Convention, April 12th – 18th. Please be aware this timeline is not set in stone and may be subject to change. We will keep you posted. 

Additionally, the online training session scheduled for Monday, March 23rd at 5:30 PM will also be canceled. 
Again, thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay healthy and stay safe!
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Republican Candidates on April 4 Louisiana Ballot

The Presidential Preference ballot is April 4th, 2020.

This is a closed ballot, so only Registered Republicans can vote for the Republican candidates.

There are 5 Republican candidates on the ballot. See the Louisiana Secretary of State site for your sample ballot. Link

The five candidates are:
Donald J. Trump (the Incumbent)
Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente
“Bob” Ely
Matthew John Matern
Bill Weld
click on their name to go to their website.

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The Louisiana Republican Caucus will be held Saturday March 28th, 2020 from Noon to 4 pm.

Please come VOTE.

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Dennis Burrell

Article on Dennis Burrell from Le Meschacebe 
Bonnet Carre, Louisiana, Sat 11 Apr 1868.

Dennis Burrell

Let us hasten to fix, before they vanish, the rapid and fleeting scenes of the present on the newspaper, this photographic plate which will serve to compose the great picture of history.

It is said that each period of seven years the human body is renewed in all its atoms and all its molecules. The social body undergoes no less remarkable and not less complete transformations.

* In fact, let’s go back in time for a moment and stop at the dawn of grace or disgrace 1861. Let us contemplate with the gaze of memory the Confederate manifestations of this era forever disappeared in the abyss of the past. What fever and what unity in processions, meetings and banquets!

The companies were emerging from the ground unarmed: Minute Men, Stephens Guards, Davis Rangers. 

Not an opposing voice disturbed this ardent concert: if it troubled a citizen, rara opinion, whose mind had escaped contagion, who had black spots on the horizon, he concealed his too just apprehensions and kept silent prudent, not to keep a prudent silence, not to appear a public enemy. 

The slave, part of the game, assisted, without understanding anything, at the bellicose preludes of his emancipation. 

Seven years have passed, one minute, one second in the life of humanity, a very short stage in the existence of a people. 
All the decorations of the theater are changed, society is overturned from top to bottom, and the political pyramid, to use a figure that has become famous, is planted on its tip. Black is at the top, the White is has?
If the reader will allow it, we will take him to the radical mass meeting held last Saturday. House of Court of St. John the Baptist, carnous attended, having retained among other rights that of hearing the sovereign people created by the Congress of the United States. 

The sky was clear and nature was celebrating, beneath its springtime adornment the sun, an impassive star that illuminates everything generously lavished its brilliant light. Was the divine eye opened so as not to lose anything from the spectacles of the earth? Grant, Sheridan, Flanders, etc. arrived from all points of the parish, in good order, to the sounds of the fife and the drum. 

Several members of these organizations, former soldiers of the federal army, had put on their old uniforms for the occasion. All cohabited like shepherds, adorned with a disappointing symbol, because they have been since their emancipation only the herd of radicalism: polished wingers for the most part and addressing here and there
a friendly greeting to their old skills of the white race. We did not count them, but they could be in the number of a thousand i douse hundred, ao moies. 

The meeting started around three o’clock in the afternoon, and the crowd looked in vain at the balcony of the Court House for high-profile speakers of radical propaganda, who! had been promoted to him. Messrs. Warmoth, Conway and Filleul spread the treasures of their patriotic eloquence elsewhere. Two individuals of the carpet-baggers species, a species not foreseen by Bulon, as are shown for a moment, spouting a few words barely heard and taking the unnecessary care to detect that they were not speakers. In fact, their only role is that of candidates. Out of modesty, we refrain from writing their names. 

Then appeared in the gallery the emancipated and conventional Dennis Burrell, and the truth wou forced to confess humblemaut that I have the two shaves would have been represented by their elite in the radical staff resembled then should be noua, the ‘African races would be incontestablymot superior to the caucasian race, ace poilt of iatellectual and moral view. Hear * asement poor la moe blashe, ee ‘was chest to them who spoiled himself at the meetus on Saturday. 

The black population has seen Burrell denied by noisy lamentations, and this enthusiasm has easily conceived. A type of African rafr, Bumrrell was born in Maryland, we are told, and was, before the advent of slavery, the blacksmith of the Godbery dwelling. He was silent and laborious at the time and did not murmur against the fate eaqs smait l beaard de la naimsnee. After the revolution which brought him deliverance, “he revealed himself as a Protestant minister and, thanks to ‘natural faculties developed since the iniluence of events and through patient and diligent work, he soon acquired great prestige on the Those who heard him could not dispute with him the power of the organ, the ability to speak, the sincerity of the voice. He clearly expresses his ideas and exposes them in a logical order. by skillful inflections of voice, and the gift I the intellect is visible in him, – tme to a higher degree in 1 red Dougass and some other brilliancies which are individualized as ace. In the debate of the radial campaign, he eesarvantes opinions and gave judicious advice to new citizens; but he quickly seasparéparé by the revolutionary leaders led in their whirlwind. [I was mabre of oomvention of reoostractioi, signed the soastution, and appears as a candidate for the place of representative in the Legislatuem on the Warmoth ticket. Such is the man who haired the meeting on Saturday, pmaiut that of those who saw him made him a fan of the starry banner. He r first pronounced the praise of the constitution which will be subjected to the ratilsatiou of the people and for which it must oédoesasivemet pt In setdmema l’satou peat.e. Then he died
listeners that their first, most urgent need is that of instruction and that, without instruction, they will trample on their own rights and will possess only the shadow of liberty. He recommended them to live in peace with white men and pointed out the dangers of a civil war which can only lead to the annihilation of the black race. There are wise precepts there, and Dennis Burrell, in propagating them, hardly limits the insulting and threatening tone of his ticket companions. These were undoubtedly waiting for the speaker of the day to assert their titles and to be designated directly by suffrage the population of color. 

He did nothing and seemed to want to give latitude to the breeders, To this * ard. He is of the opinion that honest people must be appointed, and it is permissible to exclude that he intends to stink of carpet baggers on the invocation of this title. 

In a word, Dennis Burrell spoke only of the ratiflicarion of the constitution and did not do, o day there at least, the alms of his “ftronage loyal beggars doi which he obviously holds * intended for dom his u hand . This is because, in fact, just as the Earl of Warwick once laid the crown on the foreheads of the contenders of old England, Dennis Burrell can confer under the investiture of toctes the places of St John the Baptist.

The singular power of yesterday’s slave! At this time, he is master, sovereign of the parish. White and black, because everyone is interested in the matter, wonder what he will do and follow his every move. It depends on him, everyone is convinced, to comfortably install the foreigners and adventurers who have burst into our midst, who have simulated devouting them to af franchisees and displaying their greedy selfishness by their cynical candidates, who n ‘out neither morality nor capacity, which finally sout odious to the whole white population; -or to replace the carpet-baggers with men of the country, known and esteemed, serving as a link and reconciliation between the two races, offering. pledges of peace and harmony.

What will Dennis Burrell do?

Will this common sense, with which his word is often imbued, help him on this decisive occasion? He cannot ignore the fact that the excesses of radicalism in the South have provoked an immense reaction in the United States, and he must read at the heart of the matter intriguers who consider it as an instrument. The crossed af to which the uncertain events erect a pedestal of the moment, has this strange fortune to be able to sign a paste of allia “this between the blacks and the whites and deliver them and the others from a painful and shameful yoke. In this fast moment, he is free to be a man of two races. Will it proliferate, or will it draw the chestnuts from the fe o r there * uq Warmoth & Cie, and the lion and the African lion will he share the vicarage with a band of jackals?

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Le Meschacebe 
Bonnet Carre, Louisiana
11 Apr 1868, Sat • Page 1

Dennis Burrell
Article on Dennis Burrell in Le Meschacebe Sat April 11, 1868

Dennis Burrell

Hâtons-nous de fixer, avant qu’elles ne s’évanouissent, les scènes rapides et fugitives du présent sur le journal, cette plaque photographique qui servira à composer le grand tableau de l’histoire. 

On dit qu’a chaque période de sept ans le corps humain se renouvelle dans tous ses atomes et toutes ses molécules.

Le corps social subit des transformations non moins remarquables et non moins complètes.

*Eu effet, remontons un instant le cours du temps et arrètons nous à l’au de grâce ou de disgrâce 1861. Contemplons avec le regard de la mémoire les manifestations confedédérées de cette époque à jamais disparue dans le gouffre du passé. Quelle fièvre at quelle unamité dans les processions, les meetings et les banquets!  

Les compagnies sortaient de terre tont armées:
Minute Men,
Stephens Guards,
Davis Rangers.

Pas une voix opposante ne troublait cet ardent concert: s’il se troublant un citoyen, rara avis, dont l’esprit eût échappé à la contagion, quivit des points noirs à l’horizon, il dissimulait ses trop justes appréhensions et gardait un silence prudent, pour ne gardait un silence prudent, pour ne point paraitre un ennemi public. L’esclave, enjeu de la partie, assistait, sans y rien comprende, aux belliqueux préludes de son affranchissement. Sept ans se sont écoules, une minute , une seconds dans la vie de l’humanité, une étape bien courte dans l’existence d’un people. Tous les décors du théátre sont changés, la societé est reversée de fond en comble, et la pyramide politique, pour employer une figure devenue célèbre, est plantée sur sa pointe. Le noir est en haut, le blanc en bas.

Si le lecteur veut bien le permettre, nous aloons le conduire au mass meeting radical tenu samedi dernier-á le. Maison de Cour de St-Jean Baptiste, carnous y assistions, ayant conservé parminos droits celui d’entendre le people souverain créé par le congrès des Estas Unis. Le ciel était pur et la nature en fête, sous sa parure printaniére le soleil, astre impassible qui éclaire tout prodiguait généreusement son eslatante lumiére. Etaite-ee l’oeil divin qui s’ouvrait ainsi pour ne rien perdre des spectacles de la terre? Les clubs Grant , Sheridan, Flanders , etc. arrivaient de tous les points de la paroisse, en bon odre, aux sons du fifre et du tambour. Plusieurs membres de ees organisations, anciens soldats de l’armée fédérale, avient revétu leur viell uniforme pour la cironstance. Tous coaient enrubennés comme des bergers, s’ornant d’un symbole décevant , car ils n’ont été depuis leur émancipation que le troupeau du radicalisme: polis d’ailieurs pour la plupart et adressant ça et là un salut amical à leurs vieilles conpaissances de la race blanche. Nouas ne les avons as comptés, mais ils pouvaient être au nombre de mille à douze cents, au moins.

Le meeting a commencé vers trois heures de l’après-midi, et la foule a cherché vainement au balcon de la Maison de Cour les orateurs citadins chefs de la propagande radicale, qui lui avaient été promis. MM. Warmoth, Conway et Filleul répandaient ailleurs les trésors de leur patriotique éloquence. Deux individus de l’espèce des carpet baggers, espèce non prévue par Buffon, se sont montrés un instant, débitant quelques paroles à peine écoutées et prenant le soin inutile de déclarer qu’ils n’étaient point orateurs. En effet, leur unique rôle est celui de candidats. Par pudeur, nous nous abstenons d’écrire leurs noms.

Alors a paru à la tribune l’affranchi et conventionnel Dennis Burrell, et la vérité nous contraint d’avouer humblement que si les deux races eussent été représentées par leur élite dans le personnel radical rassemblé alors devant nous, la race africaine serait incontestablement supérieure à la race caucasienne, au double point de vue intellectuel et moral. Heureusement pour la race blanche, ce n’était point sa fleur qui s’épanouissait au meeting de samedi.

La population noire a accueille Dennis Burrell par de bruyantes acclamations, et cet enthousiasme se conçoit facilement. Type de la race africaine, Burrell est né au Maryland nous diton, et était, avant l’abolition de l’esclavage, le forgeron de l’habitation Godbery. Il était alors silencieux et laborieux et ne murmurait pas contre le sort auquel le vousit le hasard de la naissance. Après la révolution qui lui apportait la deliverance,” il se révéla comme ministre protestant et, grâce à ‘ des facultés naturelles développées depuis sour l’influence des événements et par on travail patient et assidu, il acquit bientôt un grand prestige sur les affranchis. Ceux qui l’ont entendu ne sauraient lui contester la puissance de l’organe, l’aptitude à la parole, la sincérité de l’accent. Il exprime clairement ses idées et les expose dans un ordre logique. Il nuance sa pensée par d’habiles inflexions de voix, et le don de l’intelligence est visible chez lui, comme à un plus haut degré chez Fred Douglass et quelques autres brillantes et exceptionnelles individualités de sa grace. Au début de la campagne radiale, il émit des opinions conservatrices et donna de judicieux conseils aux nouveaux citoyens; mais il fut vite secaparé par les meneurs révolutionnaires et entraîné dans leur tourbillon. Il a été membre de la convention de reconstruction, a signé la constitution, et figure comme candidat à la place de représentant à la Législature sur le ticket Warmoth.

Tel est l’homme qui haranguait le meeting de samedi, pendant que d’officieux voisins lui faisaient un éventail de la bannière étoilée. Il a d’abord prononcé l’éloge de la constitution qui va être soumise à la ratification du peuple et pour laquelle il doit nécesairement éprouver le sentiment de l’amour paternal. Puis il a dit à ses auditeurs que leur premier, leur plus urgent besoin est celui de l’instruction et que, sans instruction, ils fouleroaux pieds leurs propres droits et posséderont que l’ombre de la liberté. Il leur a recommandé de vivre e paix avec les hommes de race blanche et a signalé les périls d’une guerre civile qui ne peut qu’aboutir à l’réantissement de la race noire. Casont là de sages préceptes, et Dennis Burrell, en les propageant, u’imite guère le ton injurieux et menaçant de ses compagnons de ticket. Cenci attendaient sans doute que l’o.teur du jour fit valoir leurs titres etes désignât directement au suffrage la population de couleur. Il n’en a rien fait et a paru vouloir laisser tute latitude aux électeurs, à cet gard. Il est d’avis qu’il faut nommer honnêtes gens, et il est permis de outer qu’il ait en l’intention de plcer les carpet-baggers sos l’invocation de ce titre. En un mot, Dennis Burrell n’a parlé que de la ratification de la constitution et n’a pas fait, ce jour là du moins, l’aumône de son patronage aux loyaux mendiants doi il tient évidemment la destinée dans sa main. C’est qu’en effet, de même que le comte de Warwick posait jadis la couronne sur les fronts des prétendants de la vieille Angleterre, Dennis Burrell peut conférer à son gré l’investiture de toutes les places de St Jean-Baptiste. 

Singulière puissance de l’esclave d’hier! A l’heure qu’il est, le voilà maitre, souverain de la paroisse. Blancs et noirs, car tous sont intéressés dans l’affaire, se demandent ce qu’il fera et suivent ses moindres mouvements. Il depend de lui, chacun en a la conviction, d’installer confortablement en place les étrangers et aventuriers qui ont fait irruption au milieu de nous, qui out simulé le dévouement aux affranchis et affichent leur cupide égoisme par leurs cyniques candidatures, qui n’out ni moralité ni capacité, qui enfin sout odieux à la population blanche tout entière ; – ou de substituer aux carpet-baggers des hommes du pays, connus et estimés, servant de trait d’union et de réconciliation entre les deux race, offrant des gages de paix et d’harmonie. Que fera Dennis Burrell ? 

Ce bon sens, dont sa parole est souvent empreinte, le servira-t-il en cette occasion décisive? Il ne saurait ignorer que les excès du radicalisme au Sud ont provoqué une immense réaction dans les Etats-Unis, et il doit lire au fond du coeur des intrigants qui le considèrent comme un instrument. L’affranchi auquel les événements incertains érigent un piédestal du moment, a cette étrange fortune de pouvoir signer un paste d’alliance entre les noire et les blancs et délivrer les uns et les autres d’un joug pénible et honteux. Dans cet l’homme instant rapide, il lui est loisible d’être l’homme des deux races. En profitera-t-il, ou tirera-t-il les marrons du feu pour la clique Warmoth & Cie, et le lion et le lion d’Afrique partagera-t-il la curée à une bande de chacals?

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Louisiana Republican Party

Proceedings of the Convention of the Republican Party of Louisiana

Held at Economy Hall, New Orleans, September 25, 1865, and of the Central Executive Committee of the Friends of Universal Suffrage of Louisiana, Now, “the Central Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Louisiana”

by Republican Party Convention

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NOTICE

CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

OF THE FRIENDS OF UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE,

OF LOUISIANA

The following advertisement appeared in the New Orleans Tribune, in French and English.

NOTICE

TO THE FRIENDS OF UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

The Friends of Universal Suffrage, and of the New Orleans Tribune, are invited to meet at No. 49 Union street, between Carondelet and Baronne, on Saturday the 10th inst., (June 1865) at 7-1/2 o’clock, in the evening.

Matters of the highest importance will be brought before the Meeting.

T. J. DURANT

C. W. HORNOR

W. R. CRANE

A. FERNANDEZ

In pursuance of the above call, a meeting of citizens was held at 49 Union street. The meeting was called to order by W. R. Crane, who moved that T. J. Durant be invited to take the chair, which was unanimously adopted.

On motion of W. R. Crane, Alfred Jervis was appointed Secretary.

On motion of W. R. Crane, it was resolved that a Committee be appointed by the chair, of seven persons, who shall report at an adjourned meeting, the names of size persons from each of the four municipal districts of the city of New Orleans, clothed and charged with all the executive duties of a Central Committee of the Friends of Universal Suffrage, in Louisiana, for the period of one year, from the first day of June 1865, with power to fill all vacancies that may happen, during the period for which that same are chosen, and to order the time, place and manner of electing another Committee for the succeeding year.

The chair then appointed the following Committee of Seven:

W. R. Crane, Oscar J. Dunn, Alfred Jervis,

Louis Banks, Henry Train, Clemen d Camp,

Ansel Edwards

Adjourned to Friday evening, June 16th, at 7-1/2 o’clock.

In pursuance of adjournment, the Friends of Universal Suffrage met at 49 Union street. The President called the meeting to order, when W. R. Crane, Chairman of the Committee of seven, appointed at the last meeting, submitted the following names to constitute the Central Executive Committee of the Friends of Universal Suffrage in Louisiana,

For First District
Thomas J. Durant
W. R. Crane
Ansel Edwards
Charles Ogilvie
Alfred Jervis
Jos. L. Mentieu,

For Second District
B. F. Flanders
Henry Train
Anthony Fernandez
Sebastian Seiler
Arnaud Commagere
Oscar J. Dunn

For Third District
John McWhirter
H. Stiles
J. L. Imlay
Roch Aberton
J. B. Duplaine
F. Cristophe

For Fourth District
Rufus Waples
A. H. WHitney
R. W. Stanley
S. J. Brower
D. C. Woodruff
Joseph P. Johnson

The Report was approved and adopted unanimously

W. R. Crane presented a resolution, that a voluntary registration citizens not recognized as voters be made.

On motion of C. W Hornor, the resolution was referred to the Executive Committee. Adjourned.

CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
New Orleans, June 22d, 1865



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INTRODUCTiON

This pamphlet has been compiled in pursuance of a resolution of the Convention-tion of the “Republican Party of Louisiana,” and of the “Central Executive Committee of the Friends of Universal Suffrage of Louisiana,” now the “Central Executive Committee of the Republican Party.”

It, comprises the most important of the proceedings of the “Committee” and Convention, and it is believed will be found to contain much that is not only highly interesting, but useful and important information to all who have the true interests of the rights and privileges of citizens at heart.

Within the boundaries of Louisiana are three hundred thousand citizens, who, until made Freemen by the “Emancipation Proclamation” of President Lincoln, were held in the bonds of slavery. Their owners were declared to be in a state of insurrection, disloyal to the Government, committing the greater of all crimes, that of treason to the mildest and most beneficial government that has ever existed.

These late owners of nearly one-half of the population still claim the authority to govern the whole, excluding the three hundred thousand emancipated and loyal citizens from taking any part in the government; thus subverting the first principles of a republican form of government – the right of representation.

A few loyal citizens, inspired by the same spirit of liberty and the rights of man that actuated our forefathers, the first patriots of our country, to organize the government under which the people have enjoyed more prosperity and happiness than the people of any other nation, either ancient or modern, have organized the party whose proceedings are detailed in these pages.

They now call upon all citizens and friends of liberty to aid them in the important work of obtaining for all, of whatever race or color, equal rights and privileges – that all may be represented in the halls of legislation in the State, and in the Congress of the United States – that ll may be equally entitle to represent and to be represented, to become electors, to vote and to be voted for; in a word, to be entitled to all the rights and privileges of citizens ship, including the right of suffrage.

The battle of bullets has been fought and the Union has gained the victory. The battle of ballots has commenced and will surely gain the victory, but may take a little more time. It will as surely win because the cause is just and because the strong arm of the Almighty Ruler of nations will aid the arms of the just in obtaining the victory.

The emancipated and unenfranchised citizens will find in these pages much that is designed to aid them in obtaining their political rights. They should read it whenever and wherever it may fall into their hands. Those who can read, should read and explain the object of it to their emancipated brethren who cannot.

The “Republican Party of Louisiana” is the first and only organized party that has earnestly adopted the cause of the unenfranchised, and will not lay down its arms until the object is attained.

These citizens, in every parish and on every plantation, should organize associations and clubs, in accordance with the “Republican Party of Louisiana,” and immediately open correspondence, addressing their communications to the Corresponding Secretary, at 49 Union street, New Orleans. They are advised to subscribe to the New Orleans Tribune, in the column of which paper they will find the important proceedings of the party, as well as much other matter that will interest them; and also all the important news of the times.

Emancipated and unenfranchised citizens, you are three hundred thousand, and the enfranchised are three hundred and fifty thousand. You have, therefore, but to claim and obtain your rights of citizenship, and to make friends of twenty is thousand of the enfranchised, when you will not only enjoy the blessings of Freedom, but will also have a majority, participating in the richest and best of all political blessings, that of choosing who you will have to make the new laws under which you will live, and love to obey. You will then, and not until then, become truly republican citizens, invested with all their rights and privileges, the greatest and best and most exalted of all the nations that exist.

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To the Central Executive Committee of the Friends of Universal Suffrage:

GENTLEMEN:

Your Committee on Printing, to whom was assigned the duty of publishing in pamphlet form the proceedings of the “Convention of the Republican Party of Louisiana,” and of the “Central Executive Committee of the Republican Party,” respectfully report:

That they have performed the duty assigned them, and submit the same for your consideration.

They believe that this pamphlet will be a useful manual in the hands of the unenfranchised, and will exhibit to the people and their representatives that FOUR AND A HALF MILLION of true and la-abiding citizens will not remain deprived of their rights and privileges of citizenship.

ANSEL EDWARDS, Chairman

THOMAS LYNNE,

ARNAUD COMMAGERE.

New Orleans, October 20th, 1865

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Proceeding of the Convention

of the

REPUBLICAN PARTY

of Louisiana,

HELD AT ECONOMY HALL, New Orleans, SEPTEMBER 25, 1865

AND OF THE

CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

OF THE

FRIENDS OF UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

OF LOUISIANA

NOW,

THE CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE Republican Party OF LOUISIANA.

NEW ORLEANS

PRINTED AT THE New Orleans TRIBUNE OFFICE, NO 21 CONTI STREET,

1865

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