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Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands Office State Superintendent of Education, Vicksburg, Miss., March 13, 1866. Lt Stuart Eldridge, A.A.A.General, &c, Lieutenant, - I have the honor herewith to submit Statistical Report of Colored Schools in the State of Mississippi for the month of February, 1866. In excuse for the late date of this Report I beg leave to state that the Reports from schools do not come in soon enough to enable me to be more prompt. Two Schools, reported in this List, had their reports reach me today. I am glad to be able to include in this Report several schools, from which I had before received no Reports, though I knew of their existence. Among these are two Plantation Schools. I know of others, but can only include them in an estimate. There is still much talk among planters about taking steps to have their people taught; but we must wait to see what the result will be.
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