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House could be built by the "Bureau," as I have received information that if a Lot with an undoubted Title was so purchased, and the Deed so drawn that the property could not by any means be devoted to other than School purposes, that the Government would erect them a building of sufficient size to accommodate all the pupils. Acting on this advice, they have collected about $100. among themselves and about $50.00 from the merchants of the town: a lot has been contracted for, the Title to which is now being thoroughly examined, and as soon as the Legal steps have been completed as to the perfecting of the Title, a Deed will be prepared and the Lot paid for. The number of Children now attending this School, is not half of the number in and around Corinth and I expect after the July vacation, to have not less than 150 scholars. So confident am I of that proving the case, that I have already made arrangements for hiring assistants sufficient to accommodate and control 200 scholars. I would respectfully urge upon the Gen'l Commanding, the pressing necessity of the building this house as speedily as possible not only for the reasons already assigned, but from the additional fact that the Church building now occupied as a school, is totally unfit from the open and loose manner in which it is built, to keep pupils in, during the cold winter weather. I would also respectfully state, that in my opinion, provision should be made for children who will attend this school from a
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