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Office Sub Asst. Comm'r 
Bureau of R.F. and A.L.
Columbia, Texas. November 30th 1868.

To Charles A. Vunaw
A.A.A. Genl
Bureau of R.F. and A.L.
Austin, Texas,

I have made way erection to to establish schools but owing the want of unity and they jealousies of one plantation with another it is a very difficult matter to obtain the required support and assistance and the disposition of the freedmen to attribute any assistance from the Bureau as an interference with their rights.

Also the difficulties in obtaining reliable parties to take contracts have frustrated all my attempts.

There are at present 5 freedmen's schools in my District two in charge of the Bureau and three that are supported by the freedmen.

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