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Cob Neck Charles County Md.
March 11th 1870
W. L. Vanderliss Superintendent of Education

Dear Sir

The school here is doing tolerable well considering the low land and the bad traveling in such locations. Mr Wm. H Chambers who is teacher here seems to be getting along well here [[strikethrough]] The [[/strikethrough]] people all seem to like him  The school numbers about 45 and average attendance of about 36 This House is not finished but the trustees here promise to have it done during vacation  There seems to be a very slow movement on the part of the people in the Catholic neighbourhood  they do not send their children out like other denominations but I think they are doing much better than they were 18 months ago

I am very Respectfully yours

John H. Butler 
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