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Washington, City D.C
November 11th 1866.

Hon. Richard Wallack.


In compliance with your request we have the honor to submit the following statement in reference to the fund for the education of Colored Children in this City.

By [[underlined]] an act of Congress approved May 21st 1862. the [[/underlined]] municipal authorities were required "to set apart ten per centum of the amount received from taxes buried on real and personal property" in said City "owned by Persons of Color."

By a [[underlined]] second act approved June 25th 1864. [[/underlined]] the above act was repealed, and the municipal authorities of Washington were required "to set apart each year from the whole fund received from all sources by such authorities applicable under existing provisions of law to purposes of public education such a proportionate part thereof as the [[underlined]] number of Colored Children between the ages of six and seventeen years" in said City "bear to the [[underlined]] whole number of children thereof." [[/underlined]] The same act also makes it the duty of the Marshal of the District, and other Officers to pay over to the Mayor of Washington certain moneys accruing from fines, penalties, and forfeitures," for the use of the public schools, "Provided that the funds thus obtained for educational purposes shall be applied to the education of both White and Colored children, in proportion of the 
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