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B23048 A testimony concerning George Russel who dyed a prisoner upon truth's account for bearing his testimouy [sic] against tythes. Ford, Robert, of Devonshire.; Batt, Jasper, d. 1702. aut 1680 (1680) Wing F1474 8,610 13

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