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that the younger ones who from any corner
was short of the "stuff of life" or cloth -
my make good the deficiency by means best known to themselves for the method is not visible to me; thier aware we are of frequent ex fare as many observations extend.

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Rations issued
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Jr Ratcrus [[?]] have been culled for freight [[?]] for the old woman mentioned above

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Schools
their namely [[?]]
Condition
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Our school only has been seferrted [[?]] 15 years [[?]], & is located 11 miles south west of Tupelo [[?]] has about 50 scholars [[?]] and is taught by J.C. White a Freedman who is competent [[?]] & motived [[?]] in the pri-
mary branches and [[  ?]] cares of scholars[[?]]he will get. 

One other school will be opened [[?]] at Guntown, about 12 miles north of this [[?]], on the first of next month by [[?]]. A Freedman assisted [[?]] by a mulluto from [[?]]  . This school will probably have seventy or eighty pupils.

It has not yet been impressed upon the Freedman that money is more profitably expanded for tuition that for yellow ribbon and Banjo strings and it is very dif-




Transcription Notes:
Looked up Tupelo, it's a city in Mississipi

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