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Bureau had a fund for the purpose of aiding Schools and I desire to ask information, as to whether a portion of the fund can be assigned to the Education of the Freedmen in this Division, and if so, in what proportion, and how much, for each School started. These Counties although situated somewhat remote, from the Rail Road are very pleasant and healthy, and if a Teacher should be sent here, and he, as they be men, they would not be disturbed in the least; that is, they might have one or two harsh things said to them by some unprincipled drunken person, but if the Teachers prove themselves men they will never be insulted but once. I think a majority of the white People are in favor of the Freedmen being taught, as on the subscription list, for the school house at this place, there are the names of most of the prominent residents. In addition to this feeling there is a strong Union Party, in fact, they are the Majority Party in the County, and they will aid in   

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