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- In his waning years— ever watchful that Gravesend Academy devote itself to "pious and charitable purposes"—the Rev. Mr. Hurd was known to patrol Water Street in downtown Gravesend, looking for youthful offenders: specifically, young men who would not doff their hats to him, and young ladies who would not curtsy.p. 29.9
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