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

To Lieut. Charles A. Vernon
A.A.A. Gen'l
Bureau of R.F. & A.L.
Austin, Texas.

The freedmen always referred at strong desire to have their children educated whenever the subject is mentioned and are willing to contribute the means necessary for what purpose. The most effectual means of assisting the freedmen in my opinion to educate themselves and children will be to furnish them with suitable teachers. It is impossible to establish any desirable system of education without them.

The straggling catchpenny teachere which can be found in the country frequently do more hurt than good and cause disorder upon a beneficent undertaking


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could be a signature in the bottom or simply says "over" for code?

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