Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #66 from Freedmen's Bureau Correspondence on Schools, 1869-1870

Roll Number 5
Date 5 Oct 1868
State Maryland
County Worcester
City/Town/Neighborhood Newton
Other Locations Mentioned
Authors John H. Butler
Recipient Rev. John Kimball
Other Names Mentioned Robert H Gillitt
Message Abstract States that the people at this place want to build a house 124 & 40 and two stories to be used for school & meeting house.
Message Body I drop you these lines to inform you that I met a portion of the colored people of Newtown and after they herd the conditions they stated that they were so badly off for a place to meet their societies in that they would build a House 24x40 feet and two stories high if you would agree to this plan and fix up the first story for the school and the second for society rooms and have the land deeded for school they say that a House 20x32 will not hold the children that will come to school and are willing to commence as soon as they hear from you They will have another meeting on Wednesday night and write to me about all further arrangements If you wish to write to Newtown to the people write to Robert H Gillitt Newtown Worcester Co Md.
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[Author (if known)], Freedmen's Bureau Correspondence on Schools, 1869-1870, 1868, Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva’s Black History, Nabb Research Center, Salisbury University.

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