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Washington DC
Jan 4th 1867

W P [[?]] Esq


I am authorized by the Board of Trustees of Colored Schools in the cities of Washington & Georgetown of whom Hon. S J. Bowen, Post Master is Chairman, to write you, that we want you to send us next week (by Friday) and set up in our new School Building on East St in Georgetown.

27 Grammar Patent Desks for 2 pupils, at $6.75
3 Benches for last row " " " "[[ditto for: for 2 pupils]], 3.25
54 Secondary Patent Desks for 2 pupils at 5.75
6 Benches for last row " " " "[[ditto for: for 2 pupils]]  at 2.75

We expect to pay you for transporting & setting up, as you wrote me. We probably cannot make a cash payment but will be able to pay very soon, as a large amount is due from the city Gov't.

Very respectfully
John Kimball
Sup't of Schools
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