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Office Superintendent,
Demopolis, Ala. May 15th 1866

Maj Gen Wager Swayne
Asst Comr Bureau RF&AL
Montgomery Ala.


Enclosed I send you copy of a deed which the RR Co propose to give for the purpose of building a School House and church for Freedmen.  The location is good and there is a good Govt building on the lot that will make quarters for teachers, also a fine cistern.  I have money enough subscribed to buy the land but Genl. Hardee, Pres. of the RR proposes to give me the land for a Government building at Macon Station valued at two Hundred (200) dollars, which I would consider a good bargain.

A Mr. Richard Knott at Selma claiming to be a Treasury agent proposed to sell Genl Hardee the above building.  Also one at Uniontown and one at this place.   If I