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Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Quincy

Chinese Men Chinese Men

Clinton, Sir Henry Clinton, Sir Henry

de Bourbon-Conde, Anne-Louise-Benedicte de Bourbon-Conde, Anne-Louise-Benedicte

Feejees Feejees

Gomez y Baez, Maximo Gomez y Baez, Maximo

Gould, Benjamin A. Gould, Benjamin A.

Lawton, Henry W. Lawton, Henry W.

Longfellow, Henry W. Longfellow, Henry W.

Tweed, William M. Tweed, William M.

Whaler Ship Whaler Ship