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Oxen Run P. G. Co. Md
August 22nd 1870

W. L. Vanderlip Esq.

Dear Sir,
I think the people of this vicinity are very much in need of a school. I see dozen of children playing from day to day never unfolding the lids of a book. While the Adults labor on in ignorance all the week, and then congregate in our school house on Sunday, and never mention education. They don't seem to care any thing about it. They are useing the school House for a Church and even the leaders of this
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