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

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Record #67 from Freedmen's Bureau Correspondence on Schools, 1869-1870

Roll Number 5
Date 6 Oct 1868
State Maryland
County Worcester
City/Town/Neighborhood Little Union
Other Locations Mentioned Newton, Worcester Co., MD; Baltimore; Princess Anne
Authors John H. Butler
Recipient Rev. John Kimball
Other Names Mentioned Henson Handy
Message Abstract Informs that the people at this place are willing to buy a lot and build a school house, if the Bureau will aid them to the amount of $3,00,00 &c.
Message Body I write to inform you that I have seen a portion of the people here We had a large turn out last night and after they herd the statement that I made to them they concluded that if you or the Bureau would furnish them the amount of three hundred dollars as I stated [[strikethrough]] th [[/strikethrough]] to them they would buy land have it deeded and build a house as directed by the plan they can buy lumber down here much cheper than in Balt. and by laying out $300 dollars here for them they can do better and we save the freight. They seem to be in earnest about the school house and as this County is so far behind in school houses I think this can be put up in a short time They want to know from you as soon as possible if they can go on and buy and deed the land if so write to George Ginn Newton Worcester Co. Md. and also please write to me at Princess Anne in care of Henson Handy
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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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