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INTRODUCTION.
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I take pleasure in commending the effort of Prof. J.S. Moten in gathering and publishing interesting facts concerning the work of the graduates of Lincoln Institute. Every graduate and old student of that institution ought to be interested in this. Indeed, every colored man and woman in Missiouri who takes pride in the efforts being made in this institution to advance the educational interests of their people should show their appreciation of what the State has done and is doing for them and take advantage of every means of informing themselves concerning its work. Every such institution must be judged by what its old pupils do.

Read what these graduates are doing and determine from that whether the State is justified in spending so much money on this institution.

Respectfully,

W. T. CARRINGTON, 
State Superintendent Public Schools.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., December 9, 1905.
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