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Bureau R.F. and A.L.
Office Supt. Education, D.C. &c.
Washington, Oct. 14th 1869.

[[underlined]] Lowell  Mrs. J. S. [[/underlined]]
Secy. N. Y. Branch F. U. Commission.

Madam:

In the absence of [[underlined]] Mr. Kimball [[/underlined]] I reply to yours of the 12th inst., just received. We can offer the teacher you mention a school at Chesapeake City Cecil Co. Md. which I think will prove satisfactory. She should go to Baltimore, take Steamer cor. Light and Pratt Sts., which leaves daily at 3 o'clock P.M. for the place.

If she writes to [[underlined]] Davis N. Griffin [[/underlined]], he will meet her at the Landing.

Mr. [[underlined]] Kimball [[/underlined]] has resigned, and leaves for California next week. His successor is to be Maj. [[underlined]] D. G. Swain [[/underlined]]

[[Footnote 1]]

Very Respect. Yours,
[[signature]] J. Q. Crosby [[/signature]]
Clerk

[[Footnote 1]]  Encloses Griffin's letter.

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Bureau R.F. and A.L.
Office Supt. Education, D.C. &c
Washington, Oct. 16th 1869.

[[underlined]] Foster  Mr. Wm. H. [[/underlined]]
Great Mills Md.

Dear Sir:

I send you a daily register and blanks.  You must order books, stationery, &c. from [[underlined]] Messrs. Cushings and Bailey, [[/underlined]] 262 Baltimore St. Baltimore, or of Mr. [[underlined]] Wm. Ballantyne, [[/underlined]] cor. 7th and [[underlined]] D St. Washington. [[/underlined]]  The parcel will be sent according to your instructions, and at your risk.  They will hold me responsible for the bill, which I shall pay, and deduct the amount from your salary.  You will sell the books to your pupils or their parents at a price sufficient to cover all expenses.  When you order them you had better enclose this letter.

Very Respectfully, Yours,
D. G. Swain
Bvt. Maj. U.S.A. Supt. Education
per J. Q. Crosby

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Bureau R.F. and A.L.
Office Supt. Education, D.C. &c
Washington, Oct. 12th 1869.

[[underlined]] Crisfield  Miss Phenia C. [[/underlined]]  Darlington Md.

Dear Miss:

I send you a daily register and blanks.  You fill out one of these blanks with a report of your school at the close of each month, and forward the same to this office.

You should order the books of Messrs. [[underlined]] Cushings and Bailey, [[/underlined]] 262 Baltimore St. Baltimore.  The parcel will be sent according to your directions, and at your risk.  They will hold me responsible for the bill, which I shall pay, and deduct the amount from your salary.  

You must sell these books to your pupils, or their parents, at a price sufficient to cover your expenses.  When you send your order you had better enclose this letter.

Very Respectfully, Yours,
D. G. Swain
Bvt. Maj. U.S.A., A.D.C.A. Supt. Education
per J. Q. Crosby

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Bureau R.F. and A.L.
Office Supt. Education, D.C. &c
Washington, Oct. 4th 1869.

[[underlined]] Whittlesey  H. M.  Bvt. Brig. Genl. A. A. A. Genl. [[/underlined]]
Washington, D.C.

General:

I respectfully transmit herewith a sworn statement in relation to certain school furniture for which I am responsible, and request that I may be authorized to drop the same from my returns.

Very Respectfully, &c.,
Supt. Education

List of property borne on the returns of [[underlined]] John Kimball, [[/underlined]] Superintendent of Education B.R.F. and A.L., but which has been out of his possession for a long time past, and in use for school purposes connected with the education of Freedmen, at various points in the District of Columbia, and in the State of Maryland and Virginia, much of which is worn out, some of it lost, and all of it of comparatively trifling value.
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