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Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,
Office Supt. Education, D.C. &c.
Washington, Jany 

[[underlined]] Lyons  Miss M. E. P. [[/underlined]] 
Bel Air, Md.

Miss:

You should order books of Messrs [[underlined]] Cushings and Bailey, [[/underlined]] 262 Baltimore St. Baltimore.  They will furnish you with books &c., and send them according to your directions and at your risk.  They will hold me responsible for the bill, the amount of which I shall deduct from your salary.  When you send your order you must enclose this letter.

Very Respectfully, Yours,
W. L. Van Derlip
Bvt. Maj. and Supt. Education.

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Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,
Office Supt. Education, D.C. &c.
Washington, Jany 19th 1870.

[[underlined]] Knight Miss Jane. [[/underlined]] 
Nottingham, Prince George Co., Md.

Miss:

In the absence of [[underlined]] Maj. Genl. Van Derlip [[/underlined]] and his clerk, [[underlined]] J. Q. Crosby, [[/underlined]] I enclose you draft on N.Y., for $20.00, the receipt of which I presume you have also sent.

Very Respectfully, 
Your Ob't Servt.
[[signature]] Jno. H. Cook [[/signature]]
Chief Clerk Ed. Division
Bureau R.F. and A.L.

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Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,
Office Supt. Education, D.C. &c.
Washington, Jany 19th 1870.

[[underlined]] Lewis  Noah J. [[/underlined]] 
Huntingtown, Kent Co., Md.

Dear Sir:

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Yours of the 14th inst., is received.  In the absence of the Supt. of Education of Maryland, I have to state that a letter has been sent from this office, dated 22d Dec. 1869, and containing your check for $19.98/100, for mo. of November.

Very Respectfully, 
Your Ob't Servt.
[[signature]] Jno. H. Cook [[/signature]]
Chf. Clk. Ed. Div. Bureau R.F. and A.L.

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Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,
Office Supt. Education, D.C. &c.
Washington, Jany 21st 1870.

[[underlined]] Crosby  Mr. J. Q. [[/underlined]] 
Manchester, N.H.

Dear Sir:

Mr. [[underlined]] Joseph G. Douglass, [[/underlined]] teacher at Piscataway, called yesterday to inquire about his salary for Dec.  What shall I say to him?

Very Respectfully, 
[[signature]] Jno. H. Cook [[/signature]]
Chf. Clk. Ed. Div. Bureau R.F. and A.L.

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Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,
Office Supt. Education, D.C. &c.

[[underlined]] Swan  J. B. Swan. [[/underlined]] 
West River, N.H.

Dr Sir:

Yours of 15th inst is at hand.  I have also received a letter from [[underlined]] Cushings and Bailey [[/underlined]] in which they say you have returned $54.20/100 worth of books and $7.80/100 in cash.  Leaving your indebtedness for books to them Fifty five dollars.  I have asked Mr. Hatfield to send you your salary after deducting that amount.  You must tell the people that they must pay for those books.

If not we shall have to close the school and send you somewhere else.  Charge enough for them to pay the expenses you have.  Let me know as you collect it.

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