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Laurel, Md.  Jan. 12, 1868,

To Mr Kimble

Your letter concerning paying the colord woman who resides with us for teaching came duly to hand -- and as she has given up going to Virginia she wishes me to [[strikethrough]] as [/strikethrough]] enquire if you could pay a teacher at the [[strikethrough]] fort [[/strikethrough]] Forks of the Patuxent.  It seems there is an opening there for a large school, and they want a teacher very much. If you would be willing to employ her she would come to see you about it in a few days - she is not very far advanced in science but has a very good talent for imparting all she knows and her pupils learn rapidly - her example and precept in regard to neatness & chastity are excellent and reliable.

She wishes me to mention that you thought it probable that you might have a place for her in Maryland soon, and perhaps you would employ her at
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