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Charlotte, N.C., June 26th, 1865.

Maj. Gen. Howard, Superintendant of Freedman:

Dear Sir:

Yesterday, the colored people in this place, under the direction of Elder Edward Hill of Newbern, formed a church of over a hundred members, in connection with the African, Zion, Methodist Episcopal [[?body.]]  No suitable room can be procured for them, and they desire as soon as possible, to erect a house of worship.  If a lot could be given to them for this purpose, it would be a great advantage to them.

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