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Washington April 6 1870

Joseph Colbourne Esq
Marion Station, Md.

Dear Sir
I expect to visit Newtown next Wednesday. I shall reach Crisfield in the morning and go to Westown and from thence by stage. I only remain during the day and leave the next morning for Salisbury and points North. I should be pleased to meet you at Westown Station if possible and I would like you to have a bill of the Sale [[?]] for the School house ready to give me. I want to close the [[?]] of this month. I have here the money to pay Robert Langford and [[Eph?]] Wilson who each have a small [[?]]. If I have time I can pay them at Westown, if not, at Newtown.

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