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Friday, July 4, 2014

An amazing story

Consider 2.5 million people divided people in 13 scraggledy colonies.  Largest City, Philadelphia, 40,000. New York, 25,000; Boston, 15,000; Charleston, 12,000. England had probably 7 million people, the largest military and navy in the world. What an amazing story. Today's population of the USA--317 million. United Kingdom, 64 million.

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