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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <alllinks galcontinue="Maryland_Hall_of_Records" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <pages>
      <page ns="0" title="Baltimore Bar Library" missing="" />
      <page ns="0" title="Baltimore City Archives" missing="" />
      <page ns="0" title="Cipriano Ferrandini" missing="" />
      <page ns="0" title="Emancipation Day" missing="" />
      <page ns="0" title="George McClellan" missing="" />
      <page ns="0" title="George Washington" missing="" />
      <page ns="0" title="Land patent" missing="" />
      <page ns="0" title="List of schools in Oakville, Ontario" missing="" />
      <page pageid="17528" ns="0" title="Baltimore Privateers and Letters of Marque" />
      <page pageid="12" ns="0" title="John James Wilson (1839-1869)" />
    </pages>
  </query>
</api>