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

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Record #72 from Freedmen's Bureau Correspondence on Schools, 1869-1870

Roll Number 5
Date 10 Oct 1868
State Maryland
County Somerset
City/Town/Neighborhood Dames Quarter
Other Locations Mentioned
Authors John H. Butler
Recipient Rev. John Kimball
Other Names Mentioned
Message Abstract States that there is a large settlement of colored people at this place but they have no school; that he held a meeting, and the people propose to build a house without delay if the Bureau will furnish material to the amount of $300.00; that they desire to have it purchased at Saulsbury from whence they will transport it., that the land is secured.
Message Body I am here at this place and had a meeting with these people They are much in want of a school House and teacher here a large settlement of colored people and no school of any kind here, the people are very poor but they say if you will buy them three hundred dollars worth of lumber at Saulsburry where they can scow it down near where the House is to be built they will put the House up in a few weeks after they get the lumber they have bought one acre of land and paid $148,,00 dollars for it and will deed a quarter of an acre off at once for the school House please write to me at Saulsburry this is the 4th letter I have written and have not herd from you as yet I said 4 but seven in four different Envalopes
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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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