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would come to stay, and establish a permanent school. There every act during their four days stay, with us, went to prove that they only wanted to get as much money as possible in the shortest time. And then leave the school, for someone else to take, or go down as it may. The teachers took up their abode in the colored church, and there staid, having their meals brought to them by the colored folks All sorts of rumors got afloat about them, and the most of them were very disparaging to their good moral conduct. Most of these stories were started by the colored men and I am sorry to say many of them have very strong semblance of truth. Neither of the teachers came up town to see any one, and used no endeavors to make any acquaintance in town which if they had done would at once have dispelled all rumors that might have been false. They could have easily called on me, and I could have told them of the rumors afloat, and if, false they could have easily been dispelled. All of our citizens, (with usual exceptions, that we find in every town north and south of a few lawless men,) are strongly in favor of the colored people
couple of words that I struggled with: beginning of 8th line down I have typed 'staid' thinking it may be spelling error. In the context of the letter, it also seemed to make sense.
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