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  • On his decease, the business was continued by his widow, who, being born and bred in Holland, where, as I have been inform’d, the knowledge of accounts makes a part of female education, she not only sent me as clear a state as she could find of the transactions past, but continued to account with the greatest regularity and exactness every quarter afterwards, and managed the business with such success, that she not only brought up reputably a family of children, but, at the expiration…

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  • For a long time, windmills were used in Holland to drain water that would otherwise have flooded regions beneath sea level.
  • ...there’s probably not a more comfortable hiding place in all of Amsterdam. No, in all of Holland.
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