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forbidden fruit to them". As a whole I think they are smart as any race and in school behave as well."

The order & general character of many of the school has much improved, one school situated [[strikethrough]] in a central [[/strikethrough]] in the heart of the city [[strikethrough]] upon a [[/strikethrough]] & so open to much  observation, was a few months ago counted a nuisance by the neighbors. Now no complaint is made, and much praise is elicited by the good conduct of the children.

[[strikethrough]] In nearly any school [[/strikethrough]] In every school so far as my knowledge extends, Chts & the holidays were celebrated by gifts & festivals. At some of these festivals the liberality of northern friends who donated the gifts was very gratifying, especially [[strikethrough]] in [[/strikethrough]] at the festival in Miss Perkins School on Capitol Hill. 

[[strikethrough]] 11 [[/strikethrough]] 5 stoves, & the necessary pipe [[strikethrough]] have been furnished, [[strikethrough]] is [[/strikethrough]] several benches and other articles of furniture, have been furnished [[strikethrough]] besides [[/strikethrough]] and [[strikethrough]] sev repairs more quite extensive [[/strikethrough]] quite extensive repairs of school buildings have been made.

I have the honor to be 
your obt servant
J Kimball

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John Kimball