Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Summary Information

Repository:
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Creator:
Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Title:
Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting Records
ID:
QM/B/S361
Date [inclusive]:
1658-2020
Physical Description:
6.5 Linear Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Records in English

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting Records.

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Biographical / Historical

The lineage of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting begins with the Clifts in 1677. This monthly meeting met variously at Clifts and West River from 1698 until 1750. In 1750, the meeting changed its name to Herring Creek Monthly Meeting and met at West River, Herring Creek, and Indian Spring. From 1771 through 1778, it was referred to as West River Monthly Meeting, and continued to rotate between the three locations. Due to declining membership, the meeting met consistantly at Indian Spring from 1778 to 1795 and bore the name of that meeting. Beginning in 1795, Indian Spring Monthly Meeting rotated between Indian Spring and Sandy Spring. During the Separation of 1828, most of the membership affiliated with the Hicksite branch of Friends. In 1846, the Hicksite meeting formally adopted the name, Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting, by which it is known as today. In 1949, Sandy Spring and Ashton Monthly Meetings united to form the Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting of Friends (United).

The small number of Orthodox Friends eventually joined Baltimore Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), identified as the Indian Spring Preparative Meeting, Orthodox. This meeting was discontinued in 1841 and membership joined to Baltimore Preparative for Eastern and Western Districts.

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Scope and Contents

Records of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting and its predecessors at Clifts, Herring Creek, and Indian Spring, 1658-1992, 2005, 2010. Includes men's and joint minutes 1677-1978, 2005, 2010, women's minutes 1776-1891, vital records 1658-1992, Ministers and Elders minutes 1918-62, financial and property records 1739-1950,and miscellaneous 1823-1934/1992-93. Also includes the minutes of Indian Spring Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1829-1841.

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Arrangement

Divided into series: 1.Men's and Joint Minutes; 2.Women's Minutes; 3.Vital Records; 4.Ministers & Elders; 5.Financial and Property Records; 6.Miscellaneous.

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Administrative Information

Publication Statement

Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

friends@swarthmore.edu or hc-special@haverford.edu

Revision Description

This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model. 2016

Conditions Governing Access

Where available, access is through microfilm.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on reproduction policies available in the Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Calvert County (Md.) -- Genealogy
  • Anne Arundel County (Md.) -- Genealogy
  • St. Georges County (Md.) -- Genealogy
  • Montgomery County (Md.) -- Genealogy
  • Society of Friends -- Maryland -- Montgomery County
  • Society of Friends -- Maryland -- Anne Arundel County
  • Society of Friends -- Maryland -- Calvert County
  • Society of Friends -- Maryland -- St. Georges County
  • Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
  • Clifts Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends: 1658-1750 : Calvert County, Md.)
  • Herring Creek Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1750-1772 : Calvert County, Md.)
  • West River Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1772-1778 : Anne Arundel County, Md.)
  • Indian Spring Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1778-1846 : Laurel, Md.)
  • Indian Spring Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends : Orthodox : Laurel, Md.)

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General

Vol. 1.9 includes a list of meeting dates. Vol. 1.10 and 1.12 include dates of meetings and appointments. Vol.1.16 includes committee listings and misc. correspondence to Baltimore Yearly Meeting. Vol. 1.19 includes proposed budgets. Vol. 3.1 includes Mary Moor's copy book of epistles and testimonies. Vol. 3.5 includes births, deaths, marriages, and removals. Vol. 3.6 includes births, deaths, marriages, and removals. Vol. 3.8 includes a letter concerning the disownment of Ezekiel Hopkins. Vol. 3.10 includes marriages. Vol. 4.3 contains minutes of Ministers and Elders Quarterly Meeting for the Western Shore 1699-1716 and accounts of Friends Stocks, 1736-1766. Vol. 6.1 includes answers to queries, misc. correspondence, requests for membership, and committee reports. For a partial abstract of records, see GEN. MSS Brown, Kirk, compiler.

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Collection Inventory

1. Men's Meeting and Joint

Minutes, 1677-1771

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 37.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.1

Scope and Contents: Meeting was known as Clifts until 1750 and Herring Creek from 1750 to 1772.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B99/100
Minutes, 1698-1759

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 34 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.2

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B99
Minutes, 1771-1778

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 34 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.3

Scope and Contents: Meeting was known as Herring Creek from 1750 to 1772 and West River from 1772 to 1778.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B155
Minutes (rough), 1778-1782

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 34 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.4

Scope and Contents: Rough minutes (copied in Minutes, 1778 - 1817).

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B154
Minutes, 1778-1817

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 46 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.5

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B153
Minutes, 1817-1867

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 39.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.6

Scope and Contents: Includes notes from Baltimore Yearly Meeting (1792).

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B153
Minutes (rough), 1821-1827

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 24 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.7

Scope and Contents: Rough minutes.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B154
Minutes, 1827-1845

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 24 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.8

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B154
Minutes, 1829-1841

Physical Description: 1 pkg.

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: 1116/129

Scope and Contents: Items laid in include a photograph of Indian Spring Meeting House and a copy of the "Baltimore Clipper", Feb. 12, 1841.

Microfilm availability:

  • Haverford: No Film
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B111/110
Minutes, 1845-1860

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 20 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.9

Scope and Contents: Includes list of meeting dates.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B205
Minutes, 1861-70

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 26.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.10

Scope and Contents: Title page marked: "Minutes of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting from 1st mo 9th 1861 2 mo 9th 1870." Includes dates of meetings and appointments.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B205
Minutes, 1867-1903

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 33.5 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.11

Scope and Contents: Title page marked: "Record Book Sandy Spring M.M. From 5th Mo 8th 1867 to 2nd Mo. 1st 1903."

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B205
Minutes, 1870-1884

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 26.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.12

Scope and Contents: Title page marked: "Minutes of Sandy Spring Mo Mg from 3 Mo 9th 1870 to 7 Mo 9th 1884." Includes dates of monthly meeting and appointments.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B205
Minutes, 1892-1902

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 24.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.13

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B205
Minutes, 1892-1902

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.13

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B205
Minutes, 1903-1910

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 24.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.14

Scope and Contents: Title page marked: "Sandy Spring 1903-1910."

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B205
Minutes, 1911-1915

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 24.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.15

Scope and Contents: Title page marked: "Sandy Spring Minutes 1911-1915." Note: These minutes were recopied into this volume in 1929.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B206
Minutes, 1940-1945

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 28 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.16

Scope and Contents: Includes committee listings and misc. correspondence to Baltimore Yearly Meeting (1949 -1950).

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B206
Minutes, 1950-60

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.17

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B207
Minutes, 1964-69

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.18

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B207
Minutes, 1970-1971

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 29 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.19

Scope and Contents: Includes proposed budget (1972).

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B207
Minutes, 1972-75

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.20

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B209
Minutes, 1975-1978

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 29 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 1.21

Scope and Contents: Title page marked: "Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting of Friends."

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B209
Minutes, 2005 (gaps)

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/B/S610 1.22

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film
Minutes, 2010 (gaps)

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/B/S610 1.23

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film

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2. Women's Meeting

Minutes, 1776-1808

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 34 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 2.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B155
Minutes, 1808-60

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 33.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 2.2

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B155
Minutes, 1811-24

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 22.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 2.3

Scope and Contents: 1811-1812; 1817-1818; 1821-1824.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B667
Minutes, 1871-1885

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 19 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 2.4

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B209
Minutes, 1885-91

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 24.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 2.5

Scope and Contents: Note: Following the minutes in this volume, the men's and women's meeting met jointly.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B209
Minutes, 1886-1891

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 23.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 2.6

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B203

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3. Vital Records

Births and Deaths, 1658-1809

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 30.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 3.1

Scope and Contents: Includes Mary Moor's copy book of epistles and testimonies (back of volume).

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B152
Births and Deaths, 1662-1782

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 35.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 3.2

Scope and Contents: Indexed

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B152
Marriages, 1682-1824

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 29.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 3.3

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B154
Births and Deaths, 1730-1895

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 33.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 3.4

Scope and Contents: Includes occasional notes on membership.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B203
Membership, 1736-1979

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 27 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/H/United

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 3.5

Scope and Contents: Includes births, deaths, marriages, and removals.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B204
Membership, 1758-1979

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 27.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/H/United

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 3.6

Scope and Contents: Indexed. Title page marked: "Record of the Membership of Sandy Spring MD, Monthly Meeting of Friends." Includes births, deaths, marriages, and removals.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B204
Removals, 1794-1883

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 21 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 3.7

Scope and Contents: Includes removals sent (indexed, back of volume).

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B206
Disownment, 1824

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 3.8

Scope and Contents: Includes a letter to Baltimore Monthly Meeting concerning the disownment of Ezekiel Hopkins.

Marriages, 1824-1964

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 33.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 3.9

Scope and Contents: Includes list of marriages (1685-1964).

Scope and Contents: Indexed

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B204
Marriage Index, 1824-1964

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 31.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/H/United

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 3.10

Membership, 1871-1990

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 27 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 3.11

Scope and Contents: Title page marked: "Sandy Spring Membership Book [Births and Deaths] 1871-1990." Indexed.

Burials, 1913-1992

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 34.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 3.12

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4. Worship and Ministry and its predecessors

Minutes, 1918-38

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 25 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 4.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B206
Minutes, 1938-1962

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 29.5 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 4.2

Scope and Contents: Title page marked: "Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting of Friends, Sandy Spring, Maryland, Ministry and Counsel Minutes, June 1938 through Dec. 1962."

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B209
Minutes, 1756-1761

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 4.3

Scope and Contents: Volume also includes an Account of Friends Stock, [1698] and 1736-1766, last recorded by Samuel Robertson, Clerk, as well as the minutes of 4-Months' Meeting for the Western Shore, 1699-1716, and a list of queries, 1755.

General Note: This volume was formerly described as the minutes of Herring Creek Particular Meeting, 1699-1716.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B50/63

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5. Financial and Property Records

Deeds, 1739, 1770, 1792

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 5.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B667
Trustees Minutes, 1911-1950

Physical Description: 1 vol.; 27 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 5.2

Scope and Contents: Title page marked: "Minutes of the Board of Trustees of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting."

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-B206

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6. Miscellaneous

Loose Papers, 1828; 1866-1895

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: 1116/Box 6

Scope and Contents: Letter from Indian Spring Monthly Meeting to Wayne Oak Monthly Meeting, 1828. Folder also contains letters of Rachel Hopkins, 1866-1895, with notes on Indian Spring Meeting by Cora Dulaney.

Microfilm availability:

  • Haverford: No Film
  • Swarthmore: No Film
Miscellaneous records, 1823-1934

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/B/S361

Scope and Contents: Includes answers to queries, misc. correspondence, requests for membership, and committee reports.

Newsletter, 1992-1993

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/B/S361 6.2

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