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Copulations-schein.

File consists of a marriage licence or certificate of marriage between John S. Anthes (Township of Wilmot) and Lydia Catharine Herlan (Town of Berlin).

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Abstract from Registry Office, Berlin.

File consists of an abstract from the Registry Office in Berlin of all records pertaining to Lot 2 on the north side of Weber Street and Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 on the south side of Ahrens Street of David Weber's survey of the Town of Berlin. The first entry in 1798 shows R. Beasley, J. Wilson, and J.B. Rosseau as the grantor and D.W. Smith, W. Claus, and A. Stewart as the grantee; the last entry in 1865 shows David Weber as the grantor and Jacob Hess as the grantee.

Other names appearing on the abstract are: Joseph Brant, Dan Erb and Jacob Erb, Benjamin Eby, and Frederick Gaukel.

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Without a home

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine, regarding his family's trip through Carrick Township seeking a suitable home. After failing to do so, the family moves in with Brother Dinkel’s and his family to wait for the construction of a preacher's residence.

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Many meetings

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine providing an update about his health and preaching activities. Anthes notes that he's unwell following extensive speaking engagements and travelling in snowy conditions, on roads in poor condition. He notes that several people in Port Elgin are sick with typhoid and comments that Old Bricker is unwell. Anthes also notes that Brother Busch is sick and struggling with building the new preacher’s home, and offers brief updates about visits from J. Schneider and Brother Umbach. Also included are comments about the weather and questions about various people, likely friends and family.

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Financial concerns

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine, in response to a latter received from them on November 30th. Anthes makes note of the winter conditions in Carrick and that he will be preaching at two different locations on Sunday. He also shares his opinion about financial contributions toward paying off church debts, indicating he thinks the Anthes families have contributed enough given his extensive travelling and related expenses the past two years.

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Apple bushels

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine, regarding the shipment and selling of bushels of apples. Anthes makes reference to a trip he took with Brother Miller to transport an almost too heavy load of apples and shares his wishes for how they are to be sold and distributed, and at what price.

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Description of lots in deeds held by Hess.

File consists of an ms. copy of the lots as described in two deeds held by Jacob Hess, signed by M.C. Schofield. The description consists of two parts: Henry Schmitt and wife to Jacob Hess (1858) and David Weber and wife to Jacob Hess (1865).

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Long-awaited letter

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine in response to a letter from them dated May 18. After wondering if their letter was misplaced because it took longer than expected to arrive, he provides an update about the family's living situation indicating that his wife, Magdalena, is liking things better. He explains they will be moving into a home vacated by Brother Fink once it has been whitewashed and improved by Brother Wigand. Anthes notes he is so busy preaching and visiting families that he has to do all of his studying and writing at night. The remainder of the letter consists of requests to pass on well wishes to family and friends.

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Leaving a child behind

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine regarding trips to Carrick and Southhampton that daughter Sarah missed out on due to a lung infection. Makes reference to son Martin's reaction to boats full of fish and the family's plans to acquire late apples.

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Sad news

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine, regarding the death of Magtalena Buesch. Includes reference to Little Lievei being seriously sick and at risk of dying like sister Lena. Anthes concludes by noting that he continues to have
considerable pain" in chest following a severe cold.

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Assemblies and conversions

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. He details his success converting several heads of local families, some of whom are identified by name, despite the efforts of a [Lutheran?] pastor to prevent their departure from their former beliefs. Anthes explains that he has fallen ill from the exertion of hosting repeated assemblies and that the snowy weather is preventing him from travelling to hold yet another assembly. Prior to signing off he notes that son Martin's arm was burned by a cup of hot tea and that Brother Umbach’s Märthe may be visiting in early March.

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Sick wife

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. He shares news of his wife Magdalena's illness and her return to health, nothing they have had to rely on female help to get by. Anthes notes their youngest daughter is "quite healthy and so very friendly" and invites his parents to the consecration of the church later in January. The letter ends with a postscript note about the possible digging of a new well and his inability to contribute due to winter expenses.

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Letter concerning child care

Letter from S. Braun to 'Father Anthes' regarding a mother and child they are seeking to assist. Letter makes mention of streets that are "barely passable" due to deep snow.

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New daughter

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine regarding the birth of daughter Martha Magdalena, indicating that she and his wife, Magdalena Stricker, are doing well. He also notes that the church construction is progressing quickly and that the apples arrived.

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Household economics and building a church

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. He shares that everyone with the exception of Sara is healthy, but that she's still going to school. He says the family is in good spirits and are speaking English well. Martha is noted as having a difficult time knowing how to cook and that until they got some new potatoes she had been relying on bread and coffee, though Anthes emphasizes that they're still better off than many others. He provides updates about the prices for various crop yields explaining that the buyers are still figuring out how things should work and that he'll rely on credit if need be to get by. Martin and Catherine are also provided updates about the building Jacob is working that is described as 42x50 with arched windows and a small tower. He concludes by noting the help of S. Eby and Mr. Gilger before asking asking Wolf is getting along.

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Autumn apples

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine Anthes. He begins by saying that he's feeling healthier and that the fall weather has been beautiful. After mentioning a visit by Wagenast and his wife, and fish sent with them as gifts, he provides suggestions for transporting and selling apples, sharing that he's pleased with the barrel yielded from his garden.

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Fatal accident

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes begins by sharing that the family has returned home safely but that he's still having bouts of illness, though less severe than before. In addition to updates about preaching activities, he tells of the death of Thede, who succumbed to injuries suffered being run over by an oxen-driven wagon. He concludes by sharing news of the summer harvest, indicating that several families will be struggling to make ends meet due to mildew drying up the wheat crops.

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Religious fervour and financial worries

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes begins by praising their recent letter and health, wishing God's peace upon them. He shares that he is "am more firmly determined than ever before to lay myself totally on the altar of God." He also notes that his health is better and that attendance at a recent assembly was sparse. Anthes comments about the family's tight financial situation and sends well wishes to family and friends. In an addendum he asks his parents to make arrangement for payments and accounts receivable explaining that his income from the Mission only covers a quarter of the family's expenses and that winter will be hard.

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Several Mennonites converted

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine in which he shares news of recent conversions and how he's been fairing after falling and being ordered by the doctor to take a break from preaching. Includes message from S. Ewald at end of letter sending the Anthes blessings and well wishes.

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Ewald and Anthes letters

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Includes message from Daniel Ewald. Ewald reports about the success of assemblies, making mention of people seeking blessings and families who have converted including the Davids, the Cress', the Beckers, the Schneiders, Büschlens, Deuners and Detweilers. He comments about the good work of Brother Moyer, Brother Jacob, and Brother S. Eby. Before signing off he shares that his wife recently gave birth to a daughter and that he will be travelling to Cleveland.

Anthes' shares that he is one again in good health and that the doctor said he'd "improved beyond all expectations". He notes however that he has to be careful and can't preach, but that he has led a prayer assembly and has occasionally given the Invitation. He gives thanks to the prayer of his Brothers and Sisters in Christ as the reason for his recovery. Anthes also offers updates about various families and people including the Schwedenborgians, Brother M. Weber, Brother Mayer and Brother Umbach. He asks that his parents pass on well wishes to Brother Meyer, J. Wolfs, the Anthes, the Meyers and "all the Brothers and Sisters."

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Toothache

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine in which he mentions having had head- and toothaches for the past week. He comments about the burial of Mrs. Hilbert and a trip in heavy snow to Bruce, as well as plans to preach further north for several weeks. Anthes shares news of the Steuernagels, who travelled for Assembly and had previously met Martin. He concludes by saying he's written to J. Wolf about property and noting how busy the summer harvest will be.

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New assignment

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes shares that the family is in good health and that he his back to preaching and visiting people. He makes note of the "self-destructive" efforts of a Baptist preacher and comments about the number of preachers that have passed through Port Elgin. He shares that the quarter-year assembly was a success making note of the contributions of Brother Umbach and Brother Büsh, and warns his parents that he won't be able to visit over the summer due to plans to spend several weeks preaching in the north part of Mission. The remainder of the letter consists of questions about the wheat crop and Jacob, along with additional updates about his work and that of Brother Eby. He concludes with well wishes to family and friends, and shares that Martha Magdalena "is really growing, is chubby and cheerful and has now started to slide about"

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Request for a loan

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine regarding a loan to Brother Büsch dependent on the receipt of money from Uncle Georg Schmitd following the sale of wheat. Includes well wishes to his parents and a question about the cost and potential sale of oats.

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Sebringville letter

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine that begins with an update about a blessed assembly and extended meeting at Brother Bittner's. He shares that his wife Magdalena has been unwell for some time, but remains cheerful, and notes that he wants to fetch Katharina Weber to server her. He also shares that Magdalena David, currently in Berlin, is expected in the next week. He concludes by asking that Heinrich be told to come to Sebringville to wed and that J. Wolf be advised to hold off selling half the wheat.

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Religious rivalry

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes shares that the family is healthy and that a snowstorm blocked most of the streets just as an assembly was getting underway. He makes reference to preaching done by Reverend Mr. Behr and Wissmor in the Mennonite assembly and the desire of S. Eby to hold an extended assembly in Brant. He also comments about Brother Anthes being publicly expelled by E. Eby and that "Old Satan also did damage among our people with a trifle.." The letter concludes with a request to extend warm greetings to his uncle.

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Theobald Anthes letter

Letter from Theobald Anthes, writing from Oberseebach, to Martin Anthes. The letter is addressed to "[m]y dear brother and friends," begins with a confession that he is not doing as well financially he has heard the Anthes are but thanks the Lord for his health. He comments on the death of his sister Eva and the struggle of running the farm with is daughter at his age. Anthes shares news of a visit from Caspar Edighoffer from Buffalo. The updates conclude with news of people in good health and those who have died.

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Mortgage : Jacob Hesz et ux to Frederick Snyder, dated 4th September, 1867, Bowlby & Andrews, Conveyances &c, Berlin.

File consists of a mortgage concerning Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 on the west side of Ahrens Street and Lot 2 on the north side of Weber Street of David Weber's survey in the Town of Berlin. Contains ms. annotations. File also includes three receipts for payments made on the mortgage.

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Death and a burial

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine, regarding the death and burial of Brother J. Kastner.

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Correspondence to Martin Anthes.

File consists of 28 German letters from between 1867 and 1872. The majority of the letters were written by Reverend Jacob Anthes, from the Carrick and Port Elgin areas of Ontario, to his parents Martin and Catharina Anthes, in Baden and New Hamburg in Waterloo County. They document his young family's experience living in a new place while he preached, sometimes at long-distances, attempting to convert people to the Evangelical Association Church. Included are references to the Anthes family's health and living situation, local weather and farming conditions, and happenings related to the day to day lives of people with whom he interacted.
File also includes one unidentified letter; an agreement [?] signed by Rev. Anthes, Glenlyon, Bruce Co.; and invoices, one for Martin Anthes' account at a store in New Hamburg signed by Jacob [Niebel?].

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Plans for a visit

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine letting the know he won't be able to visit until the end of the following week. He asks for them to keep him aside apples and grapes, as well as about the plans of someone named Schorsch.

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Abstract from Registry Office, Berlin.

File consists of an abstract from the Registry Office in Berlin of all records pertaining to Lot 3 on the north side of Weber Street and west of Queen Street in David Weber's survey of the Town of Berlin. The first entry is in 1798 showing Richard Beasley, James Wilson, and John Baptiste Rosseau as the grantor and David William Smith, William Claus, and Alexander Stewart as the grantee; the last entry is in 1873 showing Catherine Hachborn [et mar?] as the grantor and William Walrond as the grantee.

Other names appearing on the abstract are: Joseph Brant, Dan Erb and Jacob Erb, and Benjamin Eby.

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Mortgage : John S. Anthes et ux to Martin Anthes, dated 17th May, 1879, Durand & Andrews, Conveyances &c, Berlin.

File consists of a mortgage concerning Lot 3 on the north side of Weber Street of David Weber's survey in the town of Berlin, and Lots 183, 184, and 185 south of the Grand Trunk Railway and north of King Street in Milton Cushing Schofield's survey in the town of Berlin. Contains ms. annotations.

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Rieder, Sam.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of Sam Reider seen looking off camera.

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Clippings : Daily News.

File consists of two pages from the Daily News (Berlin, Ontario) for December 27, 1883. Pages are torn and have pieces missing around the edges.

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Unidentified adult.

Head and torso studio portrait of unidentified adult seated with right hand on thigh and left arm propped on table at side.

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Deed of land : Franz Herlan et ux to Lydia C. Anthes, dated 3rd December, 1873, A. Millar, Conveyancer, Berlin.

File consists of an indenture concerning Lots 2 on the south side of Weber Street and Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 on the south side of Ahrens Street of David Weber's survey in Berlin. Contains ms. annotations. File also includes an ms. diagram of the lots containing information about thier size and owners.

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Handkerchief.

File consists of one white handkerchief with pink borders. The handkerchief is inscribed "From Grandpa 1891."

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The prize winner.

File consists of vol. 1, no. 3 of The Prize Winner, a monthly published in Waterloo by The Prize Winner Publishing Co. The journal describes itself as "a journal of choice literature, devoted to the improvement and amusement of the family circle." Contains a write-up about the wedding of John C. Breithaupt and Caroline (Carrie) Anthes.

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Anthes Manufacturing Company : employees under factory sign.

Mounted photograph of employees standing in a row, posed for the camera, at the side front of the Anthes Manufacturing Company building under a painted sign that reads: "The Anthes Mfg. Co. of Berlin. Limited." J.I. Frank Anthes is visible standing in a doorway behind the employees at right.

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Diary : 1891.

File consists of the diary of Martha Rieder covering the period from January 6, 1891, to May 18, 1891. Diary was kept in pencil in a printed pocket almanac and diary. Includes an entry dated 1893. Most pages are blank.

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Penetang.

File consists of mounted snapshots taken in Penetanguishene, probably by Martha and Ella Anthes. Includes snapshots of people on a beach, a cottage, loads of bark on a dock and a boat, people resting from travelling, hiking, etc.

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Rieder, Christian.

Head and body studio portrait of Christian Rieder seen looking off camera with right hand on back of arm chair.

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Rieder, Peter : ancestors.

File consists of nine portraits (cartes-de-visites) of members of the Rieder family, seven men and two women, possibly the parents, aunts and uncles of Peter Rieder. Some portraits are identified on verso: Christian Rieder, Sam Rieder, Dan Rieder, and Peter Rieder (d. 1858).

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Hall, Jennie.

Head and shoulder studio portrait of Jennie Hall seen looking at camera and wearing a high-collar top with leg of mutton sleeves.

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Autograph album.

File consists of an autograph album kept by Martha Rieder. Inscription on inside cover: "Martha M. Anthes, Berlin, Ont., Nov. 19/89." Includes notes and quotations from family members and school friends.

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Autograph album (file 2 of 2).

File consists of an autograph album. Includes notes and quotations from school friends. Includes signature of Mabel Dunham. File also includes a letter from Ella to her father.

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Zion church and Sunday school events.

File consists of mounted photographs relating to Martha Rieder's involvement at her church. Includes a group portrait of the first officers of the Junior Young People's Alliance (including Rev. J.G. Litt, and Martha as secretary), a snapshot of Martha's Sunday School class at the Grand River, snapshots of picnics of the Junior Young People's Alliance, and snapshots of Martha with her sisters and friends dressed in costume for church play, "In want of a servant."

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Trip to Niagara.

File consists of snapshots probably taken by Martha Rieder on a trip she took to Niagara on September 1, 1898 from Toronto on the S.S. Chippewa with her uncle and aunt [Anthes?], Irene [cousin?] and Ella Anthes Cook. Includes snapshots of Niagara Falls, Brock's monument, some of the party having a picnic, and other scenes from the trip.

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Diary : 1895-1898.

File consists of the diary of Martha Rieder covering the period from March 1, 1895, to April 24, 1898. Diary was kept in ink and pencil in an unlined notebook, and the author has dated the entries and separated them with a horizontal line. Note after last entry: "Finis 1st book, continued in Book No. II."

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Description of lots on Roy Street.

File consists of two ms. descriptions of land prepared by Herbert J. Bowman (Ontario Land Survey). One describes Lots 2 and 3 on the south side of Ahrens street in David Weber's survey of the Town of Berlin, and is marked "sold to G. Schlee." One describes Lots 1 and 2 south of Ahrens Street in the same survey, and is marked "to J.I. Frank Anthes."

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Anthes, Louisa and Marie [?].

Upper body studio portrait of Lydia Louisa Anthes and Marie [?]. Louisa is seen looking off camera, while Marie is looking directly at it. Both are dressed in high-collared dresses with leg of mutton sleeves.

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Hoffman, Leona.

Studio portrait of Leona Hoffman seen looking at the camera and seated in a wicker chair. She is wearing a hat and a high-collar dress with slight leg of mutton sleeves.

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Invoices and receipt.

File consists of an invoice/account balance and a receipt for payment made on the mortgage to Frederick Snyder by Jacob Hess, and an unsigned invoice for preparing a land registry abstract.

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Breithaupt, Albert.

File consists of two photographs of Albert Breithaupt, one posing with a rifle over a buck, and one posing with Martha Rieder and a fish he caught.

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Unidentified adult.

Full body studio portrait of unidentified adult standing with right hand on top of a book placed on table at side.

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Correspondence : 1895-1899.

File consists of five letters received by Martha Rieder from family members and friends. Some envelopes are included; stamps have been removed. Also present is an empty envelope. Includes letter from J.I. Frank Anthes on Anthes Mfg. Co. of Berlin letterhead and company envelope.

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Correspondence from Martha Rieder : 1890-1899.

File consists of 12 letters received by John S. and Lydia Anthes from Martha Rieder; some letters also contain notes from Ella Anthes Cook and Louisa Anthes Breithaupt. Also includes one letter from Martha to Louisa.

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Diary : 1898-1899.

File consists of the diary of Martha Rieder covering the period from April 25, 1898, to July 11, 1899. Diary was kept in ink and pencil in an unlined notebook, and the author has dated the entries and separated them with a horizontal line. Enclosures: cutout of three roses, invitation.

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