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Reference Letter for Miss Barcolow of Somerville NJ
From N. C. Dennett Superintendent Port Royal
January 6, 1864

American Missionary Association H5269
Port Royal, S. C.
Jan 6, 1864

Francis George Shout Esq,
111 Broadway, N. Y.

Dear Sir:

I write with reference to a Miss Barcolow of Somerville NJ who now makes application to you for a situation as teacher
in this Dept --- She is a former pupil of Mr. and Mrs. Pillsbury who are now employed, one as Gen. Supt the other as
teacher at this place; and at that time received a through education under their tuition. They assure me that her age,
experience, finished education and remarkable energy of character eminently quality her for this particular field of

On this Island are eight plantations which together have received only the services of one teacher for three months in
all –then there is Paris Island which is without a single school at the present time. The field is yet large and I trust you
will think it advisable to send Miss Barcalow to occupy some part of it.


N. C. Dennett