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

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Record #75 from Freedmen's Bureau Correspondence on Schools, 1869-1870

Roll Number 5
Date 17 Oct 1868
State Maryland
County Worcester
City/Town/Neighborhood Berlin
Other Locations Mentioned
Authors John H. Butler
Recipient Rev. John Kimball
Other Names Mentioned Mrs. Anna R. Gross; Robt. J. Baker
Message Abstract States that he addressed a large meeting at Berlin: that they raised $42.00 for school purposes and have employed Mrs. [[underlined]] A.R. Gross [[\underlined]] for teacher who will open school on the 19th inst; that they have no school house, and a lot for that purpose would be difficult to get; that [[underlined]] Robt. J. Baker [[underlined]] is the proper person to address for information
Message Body I write to inform that I am here at this place, the people here are doing nothing as they are of many other places. But he had a meeting last night and we had a large turnout considering the short notice And after "talking" to them on the importance of Education we taken up a subscription for a public school to the amount of $42.00 Organized elected a teacher and opens "their" school Monday at 9 oclock free to all who will send their children. They say that Mrs. Anna R. Gross was as good a teacher as they wanted and being there and all acquainted with her prefered her to her husband their former teacher and she will serve them for twenty dollars per month and board her self she will report to you Monday and to the association also if required There is no school House here the people would like to have one but land is very hard to get here for such purposes and very high at that - the time is too short I that I am instructed to give them to by land and build the house in two months If you wish to corrspond with any one them you will write to Mrs. Robert J. Baker Berlin and if to the Teacher MRs. Anna R. Gross same place
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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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