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 our beautiful village; how many comfortable dwellings it has reared, how many thousands of human beings it has fed, how many children it has taught, how many homes it has blessed, and how much suffering it has soothed; when we also consider that the ships which have gone from us are busy in honorable trade, bringing comforts and wealth to their various owners, extending the knowledge and securities of commerce, defending us in war, and promoting Christian brotherhood in peace; when we sum up these domestic benefactions and these foreign bounties, we are moved to a devout acknowledgment of the wisdom and care of God.
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