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I think we can by furnishing the lumber have a school house put up and in operation by the commencement of the fall term. At Muirkirk there is a school in operation The school house was erected by a Mr Coffin of Boston at a cost of $2000, and is the finest in this County. The teacher is sent by the New England Association. There are two sessions a day held there, one in the forenoon for white, and one in the afternoon for colored, both coming together to Sabbath school. The colored school numbers 23. At Laurel (which is a place of considerable size, with several manufacturing establishments whose operatives are whites) there are very few colored people. What few there are, are living out as servants. It is thought that there are not enough children in the place, to warrant the opening of a school. I am Lt Very respectfully, Yours &c [[signature]] G. E. Henry [[/signature]] Bv't Major & Supt
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