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think it would be worth while for you to send for her on Monday to the Upper Marlboro stage, have a talk with her & judge for yourself whether she had better not go to some other more suitable place instead of giving up the work entirely? She writes a very good hand & spells correctly & is recommended to us as an excellent teacher, so that I feel unwilling to lose her, if there is any place where you require her. I hope I am not asking too much of you.

She has had but [[underlined]] three [/underlined]] pupils at Forrestville & says the people prefer a man to teach the school.

I shall expect to hear soon about the assistant at Annapolis.

Respy
[[signature]] J. S. Lowell [/signature]]
Sec. &c.

Do you ever furnish the schools with blackboards, desks, &c ? Some of the teachers have asked me about it & I should be glad to know what answer to make.
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