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

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Record #68 from Freedmen's Bureau Correspondence on Schools, 1869-1870

Roll Number 5
Date 7 Oct 1868
State Maryland
County Somerset
City/Town/Neighborhood Jamestown
Other Locations Mentioned Potato Neck; Accomack Co, VA; Newton
Authors John H. Butler
Recipient Rev. John Kimball
Other Names Mentioned
Message Abstract Informs of the condition at & about the place, that they are willing to buy a lot and built a school house, if they only know for certain that the Bureau will help them.
Message Body I write to inform you that I met the colored people of this place last night and the meeting was largely attended And after setting forth the advantages of Education, explaining the plans, and the tearms of building, the people of this place decided to go to work as soon as they could know for certan that the Bureau would help them to the amount of $300 dollars worth of lumber as can be bought here they think that they will have their house done as soon as any of the others. I go to potatoe-Neck to day a place thickly settled with colored people Some of the people of Accomack Co Va. have been to see me about schools I told them I could do nothing for them but I would state their case In the neighbourhood of Horntown they there are about three hundred children and no school there and never had any there this place is about 12 miles from Newton. And also another application from another place near the line of Worcester Co they have two hundred and thirty names as petitioners for some kind of Building as they have neither Church nor school I did not get down to see them this place is about 6 miles from Newton
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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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