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Office B of R.F.& A. Lands
Division of Patrick and Henry C. Va
Martinsville Henry Co. June 8th 1867
Bvt. Brig Gen'l O. Brown
Asst Commissioner B of R.F. & A.L.
Richmond Va

I have the honor, respectfully to call your attention to the large number of Colored children, residing in the Division who are without schools of any description, and who never have [[strikethrough]] never [[/strikethrough]] had instruction in anything. There are about One thousand children in Henry Co. and about five hundred in Patrick between the ages of six and twenty one years, all of whom would be glad of the opportunity of attending either a day school, or a sabbath school The Freedmen in this Division, have been very industrious, since their freedom, as an illustration, the fact may be stated, that there has never been a single Grant Ration, issued to them, nor a single
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