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

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Record #69 from Freedmen's Bureau Correspondence on Schools, 1869-1870

Roll Number 5
Date 8 Oct 1868
State Maryland
County Somerset
City/Town/Neighborhood Fairmount
Other Locations Mentioned
Authors John H. Butler
Recipient Rev. John Kimball
Other Names Mentioned Robert H. Boggs
Message Abstract Informs that they had a meeting, at this place and will have another soon, that the place is very thickly settled and should have a school house, and that they are willing to get one up.
Message Body I write to inform you that I met the colored people of this place and we had a good time but the turn out was not as large as the people thought it ought to be. They were much pleased with what they herd and called a nother meeting for friday night in next week I told them that I would write to you and after they held their meeting next week you could corrispond with them and direct your letters to Robert H. Boggs Fair Mount Somerset Co. Md. This place is very thickly settled with colored people, and they ought to have a school house here The Educational Department have been injured very much by some unfaithful teachers and the additional 12 dollars that were collected in this district last tearm these people say they want a school house and will do all they can to get it Yours truely
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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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