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War Department
Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands
Washington, D.C. October 5th 1869.

Special Orders } Extract
No. 154        }

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II  It appearing from the affidavit of Mr. John Kimball, Superintendent of Education for D.C. &c. that the school furniture pertaining to this Bureau hereinafter described, and for which he is responsible, has been out of his possession for a long time past, and in use for school purposes connected with the education of Freedmen, at various points in the District of Columbia, and in the States of Maryland and Virginia, — that much of the same is worn out, some of it lost, and all of it of comparatively trifling value, and that it is impracticable to collect the same together for the purpose of inspection with a view to its final disposition; he will drop the same from his returns, and file with his property papers a copy of this order as his authority for such action. The following is a list of the articles to be dropped, viz:

Forty-five (45) Black-boards
Fifty-four (54) Chairs (common)
Nine (9) Coal-hods
One (1) Clock
Sixty-seven (67) Elbows of stove-pipe
Thirty-three (33) Lamps
Twenty-six (26) Lamp-hangers
Sixteen (16) Fire-pokers
Six (6) Spittoons
Forty (40) Coal-stoves
Four hundred and twenty-nine (429) ft. Stove-pipe
Thirteen (13) Fire-shovels.
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