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Corinth Miss. Mar 29th 1866

Maj Geo. S. Smith
Sub. Commissioner F.B.
Columbus Miss.

Dear Sir, 

Mayor McAmis, of this City - having shown me several communications from you and others of the Bureau, and Military Commandments at Columbus & Meridian, I desire to make some remarks to you in regard to the actual facts in the case in question, as far as known. To begin with, myself and partner (E.T. Bishop) are Yankees, and only resided here since the war. From my standpoint, I can look at this matter, and I think judge of it impartially. The two teachers that came here to teach were (from all evidence) not men of any particular ability or station. They represented that they were out of money, and wanted to teach only untill they could get money enough to travel again. With such a determination they could not of course have that influence here or with their school, as men that 

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