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New York 9 Nov 8th /68

J Kimball.

In reply to thy letter of 7th inst. I am very sorry to inform thee of the great difficulty we find in obtaining money to carry on our Assn. — and I fear the state of our finances will compel us to confine our attentions to the [[underlined]] two [[/underlined]] under our care — vis — one at Easton — Talbot Co — and one at Bladensburg.

The first meeting of our Board for the season will not be held until the 22nd or 29th of this mo — when thy letters will claim attention, and I will at once inform thee of their decision.  The 

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