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Newspaper Items 1812-1816

Note the use of the letter ‘f’ which was generally used as the second ‘s’
in words until the late 1700s. This ‘f’ is actually a ‘long s’ and
if written in long hand wouldn’t (or shouldn’t) have the crossbar. Examples
of the long s in a hand written document almost always show an s that is
stretched in […..]

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