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Pescataway Charles County Maryland March 22nd 1870 Mr. Vanderlip Superintendant of Education Dear Sir. The school over on this big Hill taught by Mrs. Davenger is very small at this time, the number only 12 [[strikethrough]] at this time [[/strikethrough]] and how fast it will increase I cannot tell. Mrs Davenger said that she would have as many more by monday next but I saw no chance of getting up a meeting at this place now and I deemed it best to pass on and leave these places near by for you to drive out good days when you feel like so doing Things do not look very promising here but I saw the Minister who told me that he would take hold of this school and try to raise it up if possible Very Respectfully yours [[signature]] John H. Butler [[/signature]]
surname Vanderlip or VanDerlip
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