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[[preprinted]] National Freedman's Relief Association, 76 JOHN STREET, NEW YORK. FRANCIS GEORGE SHAW, President. REV. W. G. HAWKINS, Corresponding Secretary. E. C. ESTES, Sec. of Executive Committee and Business Agent. REV. JAMES J. WOOLSEY, Sec. of Teachers and Finance Committees, to whom Letters in respect to Teachers and Agents should be addressed. Boxes of Clothing should be marked N. F. R. A., 76 John Street, New York. Mark, also, on each box or barrel, the name of the place whence it is sent, and the name of the person sending it. Send a List of its contents in each package, and a copy of the same by mail, to E. C. ESTES, Business Agent. Money should be sent in Bank Checks or Drafts, payable to JOSEPH B. COLLINS, Treasurer, 40 Wall Street, New York; and all Letters relating to the business of the Association should be addressed to the appropriate Officers in their official capacity; while private letters should be indorsed "Personal."[[/preprinted]] New York. April 12-/66- Supt. John Kimball, Dear Sir- Will you be so kind, as to send me your latest form, for Teacher's Monthly reports? We are wishing to improve ours, & shall be grateful for any suggestions you may be pleased to make, as also, for your form. We have ordered two teachers, for Camp D., to report here, en route to the Camp, on the 16th inst. We shall look for them, at the time appointed, though we have not been informed of the receipt of our order. It is thought best that they should board, rather than to [[mess?]]. We do not desire, in the present state of our finances, to be at the expense of furnishing a house, specially when there is little prospect of a need of more than two teachers. Very respectfully [[signature]] James J. Woolsey [[/signature]]
James J Woolsey I do not think "mess" is correct, but I can't decipher anything else. Ideas? def of "mess"--take one's meals in a particular place or with a particular person, especially in an armed forces' mess.
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