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COMLY, John, author, born in Pennsylvania in 1774; died in Ryberry, Pennsylvania, 17 August, 1850. He was a member of the Society of Friends, and is the author of "Comly's Speller," of which several millions have been printed. He also published a grammar, a reader, and a primer. See "Journal of the Life and Religious Labors of John Comly, of Ryberry" (Philadelphia, 1853).
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