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WAR DEPARTMENT, 
Bureau Refugees, freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 
OFFICE GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT SCHOOLS. 
Washington, D.C., August 3d 1868.  

Mr. W. M. Colby 
Supt. Education 

Dear Sir,-  

In  reply to your letter of July 27", I have the honor to inform you that I have this day sent you 30 additional copies of the Manual.  There was a large edition printed, and we shall be glad to send you all that you can make good use of.  

The July report will not be sent you as soon as published.  It will not be ready for the press probably before the first of September. 

Yours very respectfully, 
S. Willard Saxton 
Chf. Clerk, S.D.
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