Samuel Slade Benton: His Ancestors and Descendants

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Merrymount Press, 1901 - 354 pages

Samuel Slade Benton: His Ancestors and Descendants by Josiah Henry Benton, first published in 1901, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation.

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