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Bureau R.F. and A.L.
Office Supt. Education, D.C.
Washington, Nov. 3d 1869.

[[underlined]] Corson  Col. R. R. [[/underlined]] 
Philadelphia, Pa.

Dear Sir:

I will furnish you a complete list of your teachers, with locations in a day or two, or as soon as the rest of their reports come in.  I find you have now commissioned forty two (42) teachers for Maryland, including those named in your last, and Miss [[underlined]] Fletcher, [[/underlined]] who has had instructions to go to Emmittsburg on the 1st inst.  But there are some doubtful ones, and I hardly think we can count on more than thirty six or seven.  Mrs. [[underlined]] Leach [[/underlined]] of Great Mills, thought she wold be obliged to close at the end of last month as she had only six pupils, and I advised her to do so unless she could gather a school of at least twenty.  I learned that Miss [[underlined]] Whittington [[/underlined]] has left Hancock after teaching there awhile, but has promised to return after the holidays, when the people will have their school house ready.

I can learn nothing from Miss [[underlined]] Johnson, [[/underlined]] who went to Union Bridge, or of Somers at Dame's Quarter, and presume they have left.  I have just written instructions for Miss [[underlined]] Cummings [[/underlined]] to go to St. Clements Bay.  Hope you will send me the name of a good male teacher for Federalsburg.

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

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

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

Dear Sir:

We cannot furnish the articles you request.  You must order Books, Stationery &c. of Mr. [[/underlined]] Ballantyne, [[/underlined]] cor. 7th and D Sts, Washington, D.C.  He will send them according to your directions and at your risk.  He will also hold me responsible for the bill, which I shall pay, and deduct the amount from your salary.  You will sell the books &c.

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to your pupils and their parents at a price sufficient to cover all expenses.  You must also enclose this letter with your order.

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

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

[[underlined]] Shadd  Mr. Chas. S. [[/underlined]] 
Huntingtown, Md.

Dear Sir:

You should order books of Messrs. [[underlined]] Cushings and Bailey, [[/underlined]] Baltimore St. Baltimore.  They will send them according to your instructions, and at your risk.  They will also hold me responsible for the bill which I shall pay, and deduct the amount from your salary.  When you send your order you must enclose this letter.

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

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

[[underlined]] Lowell  Mrs. J. S. [[/underlined]] 
North Shore, N.Y.

Madame:

I refer the enclosed papers to you hoping that you will appoint Mr. [[underlined]] Collins [[/underlined]] to teach Upper Trappe.  I offered to get him an appointment in some Northern Society, at a salary of $20 per mo. providing he would write me a satisfactory application &c.  Of course he will not expect transportation fees.  I am sorry that the teacher who went to Barnesville was not better welcomed, and will try to prevent such mistakes in future.  How are your other teachers prospering?  We get no reports from them as yet, excepting the two Paynes who called here on their way.  I could not send [[underlined]] Sebastian [[/underlined]] back to Pomonkey, because the principal school
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