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    Bass writes to Weller regarding "those children myself and Mr. McNeel got from the home," saying "you will have to take them back." He says that his wife died a week ago and he cannot do the housework and keep the children, adding, "the children are so bad fanie any how that no one down here wants them." It seems that Mr. McNeel (McNeal?) adopted a girl named Fanie that he says "they had tried ever way they new how to get fanie to do rite but can do nothing with her she will lie and curse and steel." He says "Myrtie is not so bad but she is a bad child wee had done all we could for here." He asks when he can send them back, again saying that he cannot "find no one that want them becaus they are so bad." Letter marked Kansas, Graves Co., KY.

    Bro H. K. Thomas writes to the Home on behalf of James Le Thomas, who hopes to adopt a girl from 7-10 years old. He also states that "Bro Pryor said your boys were to young wouldn’t suit him." He says Thomas is between 30 and 35, married, and has a good farm and some money. Letter marked Folsomdale, Graves Co., KY.

    H. K. Thomas writes to the Home to provide a reference for Pryor, who wants to apprentice a boy from the Home. Pryor is 25 years old, is married to someone "some younger than he," lives on a farm, and has no children. They are looking for a boy between 7 and 10 and live in Falsomdale, Graves Co., KY. Thomas also mentions he provided the same references when he asked about two little girls which were sent to Bass and McNeal in June 1892. Letter marked Falsomdale, KY.
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