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Subject: Re: Could Increase mean what it says in a standard English dictionary?
Author: Ruby   (guest, 170.142.7.3)
Date: February 20, 2004 at 1:27:45 PM
Reply to: Re: Could Increase mean what it says in a standard English dictionary? by Anthony
I would surmise had to do with the biblical charge to "increase and bear children," or perhaps with the notion of increasing the numbers of Christians, as the most famous bearer of the name, Increase Mather, I believe was a minister and came from a long line of Puritan ministers.

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