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This Commission "is constituted for the purpose of aiding and co-operating with the people of those portions of the United States which have been desolated and impoverished by the war, in the restoration of their civil and social condition, upon the basis of industry, education, freedom, and Christian morality."
Rev. Jos. P. THOMPSON, D.D., Pres.
A. V. STOUT, Esq., Treas.  Shoe and Leather Bank
Rev. LYMAN ABBOTT, Cor. Sec.  14 Bible House.
New York, ^[[Seotember 8"]] 1865 [[/preprinted]]

Col. E.S. Whittlesey
Commissioner for North Carolina

Dear Sir.

I rejoice in the appointment of my good friend of Bath and Bowdon memories to the important office of Commissioner for Freedmen.  I know that your mind and heart will be open to every good work.

I take pleasure in introducing to  you, a gentleman who is disposed to make himself useful in the South.  Mr Fisk P. Brewer, a scholar of excellent attainments, who has had an honorable position in the Yale Scientific School.  He goes to North Carolina under an appointment from the Am. Union Commission.  Whatever you can do to further the work of education &c through this agency, will be gratefully appreciated by 

Yrs truly
J. P. Thompson, President
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