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Seite 31 - July, 1836, to enable the Executive to assert and prosecute with effect the claim of the United States to the legacy bequeathed to them by James Smithson, late of London...
Seite 19 - A glance at the names of a few of the great organizations instituted in different parts of the world at the close of the last and beginning of the present century will...
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