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Cambridge March 6th 1866

To Maj Genl. Howard

Dear Sir

You will please excuse me for the liberty I take, in presenting to your consideration a case which recently occurred in our County. A very respectable young colored Female, teacher of the colored School near Vienna Dorchester Co Md. was assaulted on the road near the School House by a white man named Cyrus Stack, and knocked down, remaining for sometime in an insensible state! There was an other white man near by, but he "didn't see" it of course. Our state laws afford no protection to this class of people, and the failure of the "Freedman's bureau bill" leaves them in a pitiable state indeed.

Can anything be done for them?

Very truly Yours
John G Robinson
School Commissioner 3d Dist
Dorchester Co Md
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