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County, which he accepted, and will begin teaching to day.

We have now about thirty five schools remaining that we wish to supply with teachers as soon as possible and hope you will send us the name of several more compent colored teachers.

Very Respectfully, Yours,
D. G. Swain
Bvt. Maj. U.S.A., A.D.C., and Act. Supt. Ed.

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Office Supt. Education, D.C. &c.
Washington, Nov. 2d 1869.

[[underlined]] Dashields  Mr. John. [[/underlined]] 
Deals Island, Md.

Dear Sir:

Are the colored people of your place ready for a teacher? I can send them an experienced colored lady, but shall expect them to get up a school of at least thirty pupils, and pay the teachers board, and incidental expenses of the school. I will be responsible for her salary. Please answer without delay, and give directions how, and on what days the teacher can come to your place from Baltimore.

Very Respectfully, Yours,
D. G. Swain
Bvt. Maj. U.S.A., A.D.C., and Act. Supt. Ed.

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Office Supt. Education, D.C. 
Washington, Nov. 2d 1869.

[[underlined]] Clarke  Mr. John A. [[/underlined]] 
Washington, D.C.

Dear Sir:

Your letter to [[underlined]] Genl. Howard [[/underlined]] of the 26th inst., in relation to the Misses [[underlined]] Skilton [[/underlined]] and [[underlined]] Fields [[/underlined]] has been referred to me. The former taught one of our schools at Norbeck, Md. last year, and boarded at the time with Mr. [[underlined]] A. R. Wadsworth, [[/underlined]] who has had some business transactions with this Bureau. I have no doubt she is an excellent young lady.

I do not seem to recollect Miss [[underlined]] Fields [[/underlined]].

Very Respectfully, Yours,
D. G. Swain

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Bureau R.F. and A.L.
Office Supt. Education, D.C. &c.
Washington, Nov. 2d 1869.

[[underlined]] Allen  Mr Joseph W. [[/underlined]] 
Pomonkey, Md.

Dear Sir: I

I send you a school register and blanks. Please make out report of your school for the time you taught in October and forward it to this office. You should order books of Mr. [[underlined]] Wm. Ballantyne, [[/underlined]] cor 7th and D Sts., Washington. He will send them according to your instructions, and at your risk, and will hold me responsible for the bill which I shall pay, and deduct the amount from your salary. You will sell these books to your pupils or their parents at a price sufficient to cover all expenses. You must also enclose this letter with your order for books.

Very Respectfully, Yours,
D. G. Swain
Bvt. Maj. U.S.A., A.D.C., and Act. Supt. Ed.

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Office Supt. Education, D.C. &c.
Washington, Nov. 3d 1869.

[[underlined]] Cummings  Miss C. E. [[/underlined]] 
Box 140 Willsborough, Pa.

Miss:

The school you applied for to Miss [[underlined]] M. E. Jackson [[/underlined]] is supplied with a teacher, but I can offer you a good school at St. Clement's Bay, St. Marys Co., Md.

You must go to Baltimore and take the Steamer Express which leaves opposite 142 Light St. next Tuesday, (only once per week) and land at [[underlined]] Stouts [[/underlined]] wharf.

Write to [[underlined]] Wm. Thomas [[/underlined]] as soon as you get there, and he will meet you at the landing, and write also to me as soon as you arrive.

Very Respectfully, Yours,
D. G. Swain,
Bvt. Maj. U.S.A., A.D.C., and Act. Supt. Ed.
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