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Washington, Ark. June 17th 1869 Mr. Wm. M. Colby Dear Friend In reply to yours of the 13th inst. I will say, Mr Millen is here. He has appointed three white men to fill the office of trustee, every one of them decline to act. He now threatens to appoint a colored man. At present, there is much sickness in this vicinity. I have been very well all the spring and so far, until this week. Today I some fever. I shall not have any school tomorrow. Yours truly Mary B. Stuart.
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