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

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Record #82 from Freedmen's Bureau Correspondence on Schools, 1869-1870

Roll Number 5
Date 28 Oct 1868
State Maryland
County Dorchester
City/Town/Neighborhood Salem
Other Locations Mentioned
Authors John H. Butler
Recipient Rev. John Kimball
Other Names Mentioned John Baker
Message Abstract States that the people of this place are too poor to pay the $10. per month to support their school, proposed by the Baltimore Asso.; that they apply through him to the Bureau to furnish them with a colored male teacher, and they will pay his board; that [[underlined]] John Baker [[/underlined]] is the person to address
Message Body I write to inform you that these people say they have met and decided that necesity compels them to keep their school closed as they are not able to pay any salary of teacher. They say that if it had been required of them two years ago they could paid it much better than now. or since the crops have [[fouled?]] two years the young people who use to keep them they are gone away to other places and left Fathers, mothers, and orphans here to battle with the opposition and darkness [[?]] They say that it would be the pride of their lives to commence and keep this school agoing and respectfully aske for a colored male teacher if their application meets your favour [...] N.B. to this place to Mr John Baker
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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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