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Please use one of the following formats: yyyy, yyyy-mm-, yyyy-mm-dd, -mm-dd, -mm-, -dd.
Dates range between 1743 and 1826.
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If looking for a phrase with "and", "or" or other stop words, enclose the phrase in quotes.
The search automatically looks for other words having the same root, but different endings. This feature is not perfect, and may produce unexpected results. Consider using the * wildcard character, as described below ("Wildcards").
Many words appear abbreviated or with archaic spellings. Wherever possible, the full modern standardized spellings have been encoded into the electronic texts and are automatically searched.
Note that if searching for regularized spellings, archaic spellings may not be highlighted.
Only regularized spellings have been encoded for non-standard forms, and not vice versa.
Search for dates using the format YYYY-MM-DD. Limit the search to "dates" in order to avoid matches that are not dates.
Limit the search to "people" or "places" to avoid matches that are not necessarily names. (NOTE: not all names have yet been tagged as such.)
When searching for more than one name, search "all words" for best results.