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tuition from each scholar. They have a building and can be self sustaining if we can get them a teacher. The whites are co-operating."

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"No severe destitution exists. I have received and issued some clothing to indigent and crippled superannuated persons."  *   *

[[left margin]] Civil Courts [[/left margin]]
The courts held in the early part of the month have passed off quietly. I have heard of but one case of supposed injustice. That being attributed to some disability of judgement, on the part of the jury, was appealed to a higher court."

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Mr. W. A. Nerland, Agent, at Barnwell reports: "The freedpeople are anxiously looking forward to the time when free schools may be adopted as they find it inconvenient as well as hard work to learn under present circumstances.

[[left margin]] Condition of the Freedpeople [[/left margin]]
The present condition of the freedpeople is excellent. But very few complaints have been made by either employers or employees. There still seems to be a desire on the part of planters to impose fines for various misdemeanors, consequently many contracts are disapproved."

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[[left margin]] Shortness of provision [[/left margin]]

"I, desire to call the attention of the Assistant Commissioner to the fact that many of these men are short of provisions, some of them having scarcely enough to last a fortnight."