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[[margin]] Capt A A Lawrence
May 14 1867
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as it is only a short distance without much expense. There are a number of colored carpenters here and each willing to contribute considerable work. If one of those houses at the village is taken down carefully it will not take much work to put it up again ready to shingle and lath and plaster. If the General will send the building along I will insure that it wil be speedily put up., and when I have the size &c I can easily estimate the amount of wainscoting shingles etc. to make acquisition for

The Books for the school in St. Josephs Forrest have arrived and I carried them to the school. You have sent me [[underlined]] no blanks [[/underlined]] on which to get or make a school report for last month. Let me hear from you soon about the "Building"

Very Respectully
Your Obdt. Servt.
A. A. Lawrence
Capt. N. R. G. Supt.

P.S. If the Genl. will send met hose tenement houses I can put up half dozen of them in different parts of this county this summer.
A.A.L.
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