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[[preprinted]]Head Quarters, Assistant Commissioner,
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,
District of Maryland and Delaware
^[[Office of Supt. of Schools,]]
Baltimore, Md.  ^[[Aug. 11th.]] 186^[[8]]. [[/preprinted]]

This Supt. of Schools cheerfully places at the disposal of the prospective Asst. Commr./ Dist. of Md. & Del.,/ the following Memorandum:-- 

In my latest Quarterly Report is the following: "At Elkton, Cecil County, Md., on the 13th of April, I met Bvt. Brig. Gen. Brooks, Asst. Commr., to endeavor to secure from the Church Trustees of the Colored Methodist Protestant Church, a Deed, by which the rights of the School and the property placed there by the former Asst. Commr., might be secured forever.  Two forms of Deed one drawn by Mr. Jones of Elkton, and one by a Solicitor of the Bureau, were presented, and urged upon the consideration of the Church in regular Church-meeting, Gen'l. Brooks earnestly and patiently argued the case, and I did what I could to the same end, but all we could accomplish was to obtain a promise to consider a Bond which we had prepared.--
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