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Bureau Refugees Freedmen and A.L.
Office Supt. Education for D.C., Md., Del. and W. Va.
Washington, D.C., July 1st 1869

[[underlined]] Whittlesey [[/underlined]] Bvt. Brig. Genl. [[underlined]] E. [[/underlined]]
AAA General

I have the honor to forward herewith a statistical report of the operations of the Bureau in my District for the year ending June 30th 1869.

I also forward a copy of my narrative report to Rev. [[underlined]] J.W.Alvord, [[/underlined]] General Superintendent of Education, for that portion of the year ending December 31st 1868, and beg you to accept it as my narrative report to that date.  I respectfully present the following as a report for the six months ending June 30th 1869.

Teachers regularly reporting have generally made out their reports neatly and correctly and forwarded them promptly.  Where so large a proportion of the teachers were colored, (more than two to one), and unaccustomed to making out reports, this has been peculiarly gratifying.  The number of schools not regularly reported is very large, reaching in April, May and June nearly to the number reported.  

Most of the public schools do not report to us.  Those in West Virginia and the District of Columbia have received large aid from the Bureau but do not choose to acknowledge it by telling us monthly what they are doing.  The Baltimore public schools, and the private schools generally throughout the District have been independent of us.  Still having for a long time been acquainted with these schools, their locality and numbers, it is believed that the report now made is very accurate and complete.

The whole number of schools reported last year was two hundred and fifty-seven (257).  No. of scholars twelve thousand four hundred and ninety-four (12494).  The whole number of schools reported this year is two hundred and forty-four (244).  No. of scholars ten thousand nine hundred and seventy-seven (10977).  Difference in favor of schools last year, thirteen (13).  Difference in favor of scholars last year, fifteen hundred and seventeen (1517).

In the District of Columbia the whole number of schools regularly reported for January 1868, was eighty-five (85).  No. of scholars forty-six hundred and seventy-eight (4678), while in January 1869, the whole number reported was sixty-five (65).  No. of scholars thirty-six hundred and eighteen (3618).  This monthly report gives about the average decrease in numbers in the District of Columbia for the year.  The cause of this decrease is the withdrawal of most of the Society teachers and the failure of the City Trustees to fill the vacancies with teachers of their own, or to open any night schools.
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