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Washington April 4 1870

Wm Perkins
Chestertown, Md.

Dr Sir
I find a letter from you rec'd during my absence saying that [[your?]] [[?]] was going to leave. I am sorry that the Balt. Association cannot replace him as I have no funds to send teachers with and no Societies to apply to. I will send your letter to Mrs Charrey[[?]] and see if she can help you. I expect to be [[down?]] to see you soon.

Yours &c
[[signature]] W L Van Derlip [[/signature]]
Bvt Maj & Supt of Edu
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