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with Capt. Benton, Superintendent of the Freedman, and Capt. Leffenwell, Post Quartermaster, we learned this morning, that the vacant ground immediately above the Navy Yard, having belonged to the Confederacy, is now the property of the United States - that this perhaps might be secured, and that you would be the appropriate person to apply to. If it lies in your power, will you have this ground given to this new church, for a church lot. It is impossible for the colored Methodists here, - over three hundred in number, who will doubtless all come into this new organization, - to continue to worship with their old masters. The blacks are intensely loyal: the whites are - [[underline]] not [[/underline]]. The blacks have
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