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Bvt. Maj. W. L. VanDerlip
Sup't. of Education
Washington, D.C.

I have the honor herewith to enclose bill for partial repairs on the Howard Nor. School, which I hope you will find correct, amounting to $1000. — and receipted by Mr Janney.

I was sorry to find that my inadvertence led to the supposition that I intended any discourtesy toward you. I disclaim any such intention, my motto being always, "honor to whom honor is due."

Might I ask you to be kind enough to have my a/c examined and if correct — which I think it is — paid.

Very Resp'y.
Yr Obdt Servt
[[signature]] Jno. Core [[/signature]]

Balto. Jan'y. 13, 1870
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