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Republic Ohio
August 1st 1868

Wm M. Colby
Supt of Freedmen Schools -

I wrote you some weeks ago expressing the desire of myself and another teacher to engage in the works of educating the colored people, a desire which we have long entertained.  In reply you said that you could furnish us Government transportation but that as we were strangers to you you must have letters of recommendation from the Pastor of some Church.  In reply to your note I wrote a letter of inquiry to which no answer has been received.  Fearing my letter to you has been overlooked or miscarried I write [[strikethrough]] ng [[/strikethrough]] you again still expressing our desire to have the school room in the east where we have so long taught and sacrafice some of the comforts of life to educate a race long down trodden and oppressed.
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