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BALTIMORE ASSOCIATION FOR THE
Moral and Educational Improvement of the Colored People,
Rooms 4 and 5 Tyson's Building, N. W. Corner of  Charles and Lexington Sts.
Baltimore, ^[[10th Mo. 9th]] 186^[[7]]
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John Kimball,
Sup't Cold. Schools,

Esteemed Friend: - Thy favor of the 8th is at hand. I regret the conclusion you have come to relative to the plastering of the house at St. Joseph's. I have not visited a district in which the colored people are poorer than at that place, the majority of them having lived upon the government farm and left without anything. 

Of course it is for you to determine what you will do. The house is untenantable, and unless something is done to render it comfortable, must be abandoned. In reference to removing the teachers to other locations, - we will have to consult them.

Georgie Woolman is rather peculiar, but her heart is in the work and I would be unwilling to dismiss her without sufficient cause.

We have recently erected over 20 school houses in this district which are without teachers, and the state of our finances will not admit of opening more schools at present. If you can accommodate [[strikethrough]] ion [[/strikethrough]] one or two white ladies as teachers we will send them to you.

Thy early reply will much oblige

Thy friend
[[signature]] R. M. Janney, [[/signature]] Actuary, per J.C. 
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