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

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Record #79 from Freedmen's Bureau Correspondence on Schools, 1869-1870

Roll Number 5
Date 24 Oct 1868
State Maryland
County Wicomico
City/Town/Neighborhood Quantico
Other Locations Mentioned Forktown; Cambridge; Dorcester Co.
Authors John H. Butler
Recipient Rev. John Kimball
Other Names Mentioned John Handy; Mr. Noah Moore; Mr William [Conish?]
Message Abstract States there is a large number of colored people at this [[place?]] but they manifest little energy for education [[smudge]] improvement. Suggests that the Bureau might send an experienced teacher to open a free school in the church. States that [[underline]] John Handy [[/underline]] is the proper person to address.
Message Body I drop you these lines to inform you that I am here and a hard place it is There [[strikethrough]]are[[/strikethrough]] is a large number of colored people in this district and very little enerjey amont them for the educational improvement of themselves or children and I do not see what could be done unless you would send an experience teacher down here and open a school in the Church and have all the children to come in free of charge till they could be taught to see the importance of education. If you want to write to this place direct your letter to Mr John Handy. And [[?Tipkin]] seems to be about the same as this place The one who you can write to there is named Mr Noah Moore. And [[?Rockawalking]] is nother place in this county is about the same states of things there as at the other places write to Mr William [[?Conish]]. I am going to forktown and from there in Dorchester Co write to me at Cambrige
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