Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890

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A copy of speech commencing the celebrations of the centennial of San Francisco.

From the description of Discurso, 1876, San Francisco. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 743385385

Perhaps compiled for Vallejo's "Recuerdos." Some entries in the handwriting of Henry Cerruti.

From the description of Cuadernos para la historia de California, 1821-1846, 1874?. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122502111

Vallejo was a leader of California independence.

From the description of ALS, 1877 March 6 : Monterey, to Colonel Don Manuel Castro. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16723288

Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1808-1890) was an early California military leader, land owner, and legislator. Born in Monterey, he was elected in 1831 a member of the provincial legislature and soon after was made the commandant of the Presidio of San Francisco. In 1835 he established a civil government for San Francisco and founded the town of Sonoma. He later founded the towns of Vallejo and Benecia. Following the change to an American administration in California, Vallejo served as a delgate to the first state consitutional convention and as a state senator in the first California legislature.

From the description of Papers of Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, 1833-1888 (bulk 1844-1846). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122394844

Biographical Notes

A prominent early native Californian, Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1807-1890) was born in Monterey in 1807. In 1834, with the title Military Commander and Director of Colonization of the Northern Frontier, the Mexican Army sent him to take charge of secularization of Mission San Francisco Solano at what is now Sonoma. On June 24, 1835, he founded the Pueblo of Sonoma, laying out the 8-acre plaza and structures facing the plaza such as the soldiers’ barracks and his first home Casa Grande. A portion of the site of Casa Grande, the barracks, and the Mission are now on the site of the Sonoma State Historic Park. General Vallejo’s private rancho in Petaluma was a highly productive agricultural empire. The Petaluma Adobe is one of the largest adobe structures still standing in California, and is also a State Historic Park.

General Vallejo was an advocate of United States annexation of California, and was active in early California State government. He established the new city of Vallejo as the second state capital, and was also involved in the founding of Benicia, the third state capital, which was named for his wife, Francisca Maria Felipa Benicia Carrillo de Vallejo (1815-1891). He also served twice as mayor of Sonoma.

In 1850, General Vallejo purchased the land to build his new home, Lachryma Montis. The General and his wife lived there for 35 years. During that time, he was also involved in the establishment of the Sonoma City Water Works, utilizing the spring at Lachryma Montis.

General and Mrs. Vallejo had 16 children, 10 of who survived to adulthood. (Genealogy attached; more detailed genealogy on file at Sonoma State Historic Park.) Much of the documentary artifact collection of the Vallejo family is from the papers of daughter Luisa “Lulu” Vallejo Emparan. The 15th of their children, she inherited, with her younger sister Maria Vallejo Cutter, Lachryma Montis. Mrs. Emparan was a major force in having her father’s place in early California history recognized, and acted as the first curator when her home became a State Historical Monument in 1933. With the assistance of her son, Richard Raoul ”Dal” Emparan, Mrs. Emparan also ran the Sonoma City Water Works until 1933, when ownership was transferred to the City of Sonoma.

Also represented in the collection are the other Vallejo children and their descendants as well as the Carrillo family line of Mrs. Vallejo.

From the guide to the The Vallejo Family Papers, 1771-1975, 1850-1938, (California. Department of Parks and Recreation)

Archival Resources
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referencedIn Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Carmel, Calif.). Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo Baptism Record and related material : ms., 1807 and 1950. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Empáran, Richard Raoul,. Richard Raoul Empáran collection of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo papers, 1835-1889. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf [Old residence of General M.G. Vallejo, Sonoma, Calif.] [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Plan of the villa and grounds of Lachryma Montis ... County of Sonoma, Cal. : property of Gen. M.G. Vallejo, 1856. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Sacramento Society of California Pioneers. Biography of first Cal. legislature, [1850]. California State Library
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Judgment roll in the case of M.G. Vallejo vs. O.O. Howard, U.S. Circuit Court 4152 [microform] : mss., 1890. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Sonoma (Calif.). City Clerk's Office. Extracts from records, pertaining to M.G. Vallejo, 1851-1853. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Vischer, Edward. Edward Vischer papers, 1853-1878. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Lynch, John, 1946-. John Lynch papers, 1858-1889. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Gen. M.G. Vallejo visiting card, [187-?]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. ALS, 1852 March 25 : Sonoma, to D. Alejandro Atocha. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Inventario incomplete de S[an Francisco] Solano [Mision] : ms., [1835?]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Leidesdorff, William A. (William Alexander), 1810-1848. Papers of William A. Leidesdorff, 1840-1867. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Documentos para la historia de California, 1769-1850. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Correspondencia historica, 1831-1850. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : "V" [surname] folder 1893-2002. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. Private record of lots sold by Thomas O. Larkin: ms., California, 1844-1850. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Cutter, Harry L. (Harry Lionel). Harry L. Cutter papers, 1869-1932. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Papers of Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, 1833-1888 (bulk 1844-1846). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Atherton, George H. B. Faxon Dean Atherton papers, 1831-1932. California Historical Society
referencedIn Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879,. Caleb Cushing letter to Jefferson Davis : Washington, D.C., 1854 August 22. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Schweitzer, Melville, 1875-1932. Melville Schweitzer collection of California miscellany, 1846-1878. California Historical Society
referencedIn Montgomery, John Berrien, 1794-1873. Letter : U.S.S. Portsmouth, Yerba Buena, Calif., to Edward Meyer Kern, Fort Sacramento, Calif., 1846 Aug 6. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Vallejo family. Vallejo family papers, [ca. 1832-1889]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848. Documents from the Spanish and Mexican periods in California, 1780-1849. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn McGettigan, Francisca Vallejo, b. 1875. Francisca Vallejo McGettigan scripts for KYA radio series "Padres, Gringoes and Gold," 1936-1937. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Shorb, James De Barth. Papers of James De Barth Shorb, 1794-1957 (bulk) 1870-1910. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Jackson, Grant,. Manuscript collection of Grant Jackson, 1828-1954. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Holden, Erastus D. Notes on California's first pianos : ms. S, [1931?]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Fitch Family Papers, 1815-1969 San Diego History Center Document Collection
referencedIn Faxon Dean Atherton Papers, 1831-1932 California Historical Society
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo materials : ms., 1875-1876. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Thomas O. Larkin collection, 1843-1943. California Historical Society
creatorOf Cooper, Juan Bautista Rogers, 1791-1872. Documentos para la historia de California : Alviso family papers, 1817-1850. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Brown, Charles, 1814-1883. Early events in California : ms.S, 1878. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Colección de documentos para la historia de México ... , 1821-1865. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Lothrop, Marian Lydia, b. 1890. Marian Lydia Lothrop papers, ca. 1926-1961. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Portrait of General Mariano G. Vallejo his assistant, and other figures of Mexican California [graphic] UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Montgomery, John Elliott, 1830-1846. Letter: to his mother, Mrs. Mary Montgomery /by John Elliott Montgomery, 1846 Jul 25. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Richardson, H. D. History of the foundation of the city of Vallejo : ms.S, 1874. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Documents pertaining to the adjudication of private land claims in California, circa 1852-1892 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Bekeart, Philip Baldwin, b. 1861. Philip Baldwin Bekeart letter to Leo Cutter : San Francisco : ALS, 1933 July 30. California Digital Library
referencedIn Family members and descendents of General M.G. Vallejo, circa 1850-1972 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Forbes, James Alexander, 1804?-1881. James Alexander Forbes letterbook : and related material, 1850-1879. California Digital Library
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Moreno family papers, 1851-1869. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Cooper, Juan Bautista Rogers, 1791-1872. Libro de cuentas del Sr. Dn. Juan R. Cooper : ms, 1827. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Vásquez del Mercado, Jesús María. Letter to Don Benito Días : San Juan Bautista, Calif. : ALS, 1843 Oct. 11. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Giffen, Helen S. (Helen Smith), 1893-. The Life of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo : the Portrait of a Man of His Times. Los Angeles : typescript, 1940. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Vallejo Land and Improvement Company. Vallejo Land and Improvement Company records, circa 1871-1921. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Haraszthy, Eleanor. Social invitation : to General and Mrs. Vallejo : AD, 1866 Oct. 9. California Historical Society
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Letter: to Sr. D. Manuel Castro /by Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, 1855 Apr. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Thomas O. Larkin papers, 1839-1856 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Pi~na Batllevell, Joaquin. Quaderno de las novedades hocurridas [sic] [dia]riamente en la expedicion que marcha á las [or]denes del sub-teniente de cavalla [sic] ...[M. Gu]adalupe Vallejo, y da prinicpio el 19 de Mayo de 1829. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Piña, Joaquín. Diary of the Expedition to the San José Valley under the Command of Alférez and Cavalry Captain Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo : ms., 1829. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Marvin, John Gage, d. 1855. John G. Marvin letters and memorandum, 1851-1854. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Boggs family. Boggs family photographs [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Ozio, Antonio María. Memorias de la Alta California escrita por el Sõr Don Antonio Maria Ozio, 1815-1851. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Recuerdos históricos y personales tocante á la Alta California [microform] : historia política del país, 1769-1849 : costumbres de los californios : apuntes biográficos de personas notables : holograph / escritos por Mariano G. Vallejo. University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. Thomas O. Larkin papers, 1822-1858. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Osio, Antonio María. Historia de la California, 1815-1848 : ms., / por Don Antonio M[arí]a Osio. Copia facilitada por John J. Doyle Esq., á la Bancroft Library, 1878. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : GROUP folder 1883-2003. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Talbot, Clare Ryan. [Research material on General Mariano G. Vallejo's bookplate]. California State Library - Sutro Library
referencedIn Boggs, Lillburn W., 1792-1860. Lillburn W. Boggs letter : photocopy of ALS, [184?]. California Historical Society
referencedIn Guerra family. Guerra family collection, 1752-1955 (bulk 1806-1886) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. William T. Sherman letter to General M. G. Vallejo, 1879 August 11. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Discurso, 1876, San Francisco. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Hoopes, Chad L. Chad L. Hoopes papers, 196-? UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Map of Lachryma Montis and other property of Gen. M.G. Vallejo in the city of Sonoma : [California]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Abella, Ramon. Spanish and Mexican materials, 1781-1882. California State Library
creatorOf Font, Pedro, d. 1781. Journal of Father Pedro Font. Journey from Sonora to Monterey and S. Francisco, with Don J. Bautista de Anza : ms., 1775-1776. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Mariano G. Vallejo, 1874-1875. University of the Pacific, William Knox Holt Memorial Library
referencedIn Ledger recording cattle sales , 1849-1850. University of California, Bancroft Library, ARL
referencedIn Rainsford, John. Títulos de propiedad en Monterey, 1835-1859. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Carta a Francisco Arce : Sonoma : ms., 1844 Aug. 30. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880. Gold discovery in California materials, 1848. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. ALS, 1877 March 6 : Monterey, to Colonel Don Manuel Castro. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Estill, J. M. ALS, 1852 March 23 : Sacramento City, to Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Pickett, Charles E. Letter to Thomas Hinckley Thompson, 1876, July 20. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Reygadas, Fermín de. Astucias por Heredár [sic] un Sobrino a un Tio : ms., 1789. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Vallejo family. Vallejo family papers : additions, 1846-1950. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Boggs, William Montgomery, 1826-1911. Letter to the Editor of the Sonoma County Democrat : Napa, Calif. : ALS, 1896 June 26. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Montgomery, John Berrien, b. 1794. Letter : U.S.S. Portsmouth, Yerba Buena, Calif., to Edward Meyer Kern, Fort Sacramento, Calif., 1846 Aug 6. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Buchanan, Thomas Ely. Letters, 1853-1854. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918. Personal observations during a tour through the line of missions of upper California : ms. S, [187-?]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf California. Probate Court (Sonoma County). German Piña estate papers, 1847-1858. California Historical Society
creatorOf Pico, José de Jesús, b. 1807. Monterey presidio account books: mss., 1828, 1830. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Smith, J. G. (James Girard). Photograph collection of family members and descendants of General M.G. Vallejo [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn General Vallejo Memorial Association (San Francisco, Calif.). General Vallejo Memorial Association correspondence, 1931-1934. California Historical Society
referencedIn Norris, Thomas W. (Thomas Wayne). Vallejo family photographs from the Thomas W. Norris collection [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Dustin, Daniel. ALS, 1852 March 7 : Natchez, California, to his brother in New England. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Vallejo Family. The Vallejo Family Papers 1875-1915 [manuscript materials] : at the Autry National Center. Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum
referencedIn Melville Schweitzer collection of California miscellany, 1846-1878 California Historical Society
referencedIn Bancroft family. Bancroft family papers. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Hubbard, Harry Dorris, 1889-1970. Harry D. Hubbard Papers, 1923-1950, bulk 1928, 1938-1940, 1949-1950. University of the Pacific, William Knox Holt Memorial Library
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Cuadernos para la historia de California, 1821-1846, 1874?. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Archivo General de la Nación (Mexico). Documentos históricos manuscritos que existen en este Archivo General : Mexico City, 1877. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (bulk 1820-1888) Houghton Library
creatorOf The Vallejo Family Papers, 1771-1975, 1850-1938 California. Department of Parks and Recreation.
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associatedWith Alvarado, Juan Bautista, 1809-1882. person
associatedWith Arce, Francisco Casimiro, 1821?-1878. person
associatedWith Archivo General de la Nación (Mexico) corporateBody
associatedWith Atherton, Faxon Dean, 1815-1877 person
associatedWith Atocha, D. Alejandro. person
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associatedWith Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918. person
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associatedWith Boggs, Lillburn W., 1792-1860. person
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associatedWith Brown, Charles, 1814-1883. person
associatedWith Brown, Madie D. person
associatedWith Buchanan, Thomas Ely. person
associatedWith California. Probate Court (Sonoma County) corporateBody
associatedWith Castro, Don Manuel. person
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associatedWith Cerruti, Henry, 1836-1876. person
associatedWith Cooper, Juan Bautista Rogers, 1791-1872. person
associatedWith Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879, person
associatedWith Cutter, Harry L. (Harry Lionel) person
associatedWith Dustin, Daniel. person
associatedWith Emparan, Luisa Eugenia person
associatedWith Empáran, Richard Raoul, person
associatedWith Estill, J. M. person
associatedWith Fitch family family
associatedWith Font, Pedro, d. 1781. person
associatedWith Forbes, James Alexander, 1804?-1881. person
associatedWith Francisca Maria Felipa Benicia Carrillo de Vallejo person
associatedWith General Vallejo Memorial Association (San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Giffen, Helen S. (Helen Smith), 1893- person
associatedWith Guerra family. family
associatedWith Haraszthy, Eleanor. person
associatedWith Hastings, Lansford Warren, 1819-ca. 1870. person
associatedWith Holden, Erastus D. person
associatedWith Hoopes, Chad L. person
associatedWith Hubbard, Harry Dorris, 1889-1970. person
associatedWith Jackson, Grant, person
associatedWith Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. person
associatedWith Leese, Jacob P. (Jacob Primer), 1809-1892. person
associatedWith Leidesdorff, William A. (William Alexander), 1810-1848. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Lothrop, Marian Lydia, b. 1890. person
associatedWith Luisa Eugenia “Lulu” Vallejo Emparan person
associatedWith Lynch, John, 1946- person
associatedWith Marvin, John Gage, d. 1855. person
associatedWith McGettigan, Francisca Vallejo, b. 1875. person
associatedWith Micheltorena, Manuel, 1802-1853. person
associatedWith Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Carmel, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Mission San Francisco Solano (Sonoma, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Mission San Jose (Alameda County, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Montgomery, John Berrien, 1794-1873. person
associatedWith Montgomery, John Elliott, 1830-1846. person
associatedWith Napoleon Primo Vallejo person
associatedWith Osio, Antonio María. person
associatedWith Osio, Antonio María, 1800-1878. person
associatedWith Ozio, Antonio María. person
associatedWith Pickett, Charles E. person
associatedWith Pi~na Batllevell, Joaquin. person
associatedWith Piña, Joaquín. person
associatedWith Platon Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo person
associatedWith Reygadas, Fermín de. person
associatedWith Richardson, H. D. person
associatedWith San Francisco de Asís Mission (San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Santa Barbara Mission. Archive-Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Santa Clara Mission. corporateBody
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associatedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. person
associatedWith Shorb, James De Barth. person
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associatedWith Talbot, Clare Ryan. person
associatedWith United States. District Court (California) corporateBody
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associatedWith Vallejo family. family
associatedWith Vallejo Family. family
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associatedWith Vallejo Land and Improvement Company. corporateBody
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associatedWith Vallejo, Platon Mariano person
associatedWith Vallejo, Salvador, 1814-1876. person
associatedWith Vásquez del Mercado, Jesús María. person
associatedWith Vischer, Edward. person
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Pomona (Calif.)
California
California
California History
California
Sonoma County (Calif.) History
California
California
Sonoma County (Calif.)
Mexican-American War, 1846-1848
Presidio of San Francisco (San Francisco, Calif.)
California
California
Sonoma (Calif.) History.
San Francisco (Calif.)
California
California
California
Sonoma (Calif.) History Sources
California
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Pioneers
Missions--History--Sources
Politics and government--19th century
Missions
Land tenure
Mexican War, 1846-1848
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Birth 1807-07-04

Death 1890-01-18

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