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2/23/70.
W.

War Department,
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.
Washington, Feby 21st 1870

Rev'd E. P. Smith
General Field. Agent. Am. Miss. Association.
New York City.

Sir:
I am directed by the Commissioner to inform you that the payment of the rental for Hampton Normal and Collegiate Institute authorized by endorsement of November 10th 1869- from this office has been suspended until a proper transfer of the buildings now the property of this Bureau has been made. - It would seem that this transfer should be made to the trustees of the corporation rather than say our Association.

Very Respectfully,
Your Obedient Servant

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