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In order to preserve the integrity of the eighteenth-century manuscripts which have been quoted, original spelling has been retained throughout. For the same reason, conformity of citations has given way to exact replication of address. For example, letters to or from Godfrey and John Malbone will be cited as being sent or received by either Godfrey and John Malbone or G and J Malbone, depending on the way the names appear in the original document.