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article of clothing. During last fall I received a Circular from Head Qrs. Q.M. Dept of Va. calling for a report as to the cost of a School House, and the accommodations for a teacher, which I answered promptly making it as definite as possible, expecting that steps would be shortly taken to build a School House, both here and in Patrick, but have never heard from it. This Spring, when most of the Freedmen get paid, for the crops of tobacco raised last year, I have endeavored to awaken a desire for education among them, telling them that they would have to build their House themselves, and that probably the Government would assist them. The result of these meetings, which I have held is, that in each locality that I have spoken, steps are being taken to start a School, But money among them, as yet is very scarce, and I am afraid that if they are not aided in a slight degree by the Govt. that they will not succeed. Capt R. S. Lacey informed me, that the   
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