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

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Record #76 from Freedmen's Bureau Correspondence on Schools, 1869-1870

Roll Number 5
Date 19 Oct 1868
State Maryland
County Somerset
City/Town/Neighborhood Salisbury
Other Locations Mentioned Tyaskin; Quantico; Naticoke; Dorcester Co.
Authors John H. Butler
Recipient Rev. John Kimball
Other Names Mentioned Wesley Williams
Message Abstract Received letter of the 16th inst. States they have a small insignificant school house at Salisbury but no school now in operation owing to difficulty between the school trustees and trustees of the building" that they are to have ameeting to see what can be done and that [[underline]]Wesley ^ Williams [[\underline]] should be addressed if information is desired. [[double line]]
Message Body This comes to inform you that I am here and received your letter dated the 16th being the first I have received since I came over here on this side of the Bay. There is no school here at Saulsburry and I do not see much likelyhood of getting one started soon as there seems to be some dificulty betwen the school trustees and those of the school arising from the fact that the school House is not a school House but was built some years ago for a class room. We had a large meeting yesterday but it being Sunday we could not quarl (?) with the people as I would wish to do and they have a spertual meeting going on they appointed this night week to meet and sent the matter the little old House is not worth contending for I would not give $75 dollars for it The children here have advanced rapidly and it is a shame to have no school here no school House neither I am going to Princess Ann to day to see after what you have requested and then to Tyashin, Quantico Nanticoke and several other places then I shall come back here and get letters from you and go up in Dorchester County and proceed on up ward unless changed by your directions Very respectfully yours John H. Butler N.B. if you wish to write to the people of this place direct your letter to Mr. Wesley Williams and he will make your wishes known to the people
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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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