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Bureau Reffugee F. and A. L.
Leonardtown Md. May 14th 1867

Rev J. Gimball

Sir: I have the honor to state that I have procured a piece of ground (given by Mr. Key) on which to erect a school house but it is on the side hill and not situated so that a building of the length you proposed could well be built upon it.

It would suit the ground better to build two stories high having one school room above the other. It would also cost lest for roof.

One of the Tenement Houses at the Village "could be put up two stores very handy and some of the are of a good size (24 x 28) I have about Sixty dollars subscribed but was sick all last week and have not seen one fourth of those interested in the school. Think I can get the lumber hauled from the wharf
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