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

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Record #83 from Freedmen's Bureau Correspondence on Schools, 1869-1870

Roll Number 5
Date 28 Oct 1868
State Maryland
County Dorchester
City/Town/Neighborhood Draw Bridge
Other Locations Mentioned Vienna
Authors John H. Butler
Recipient Rev. John Kimball
Other Names Mentioned Leven Parker; Rev. Chas Pullett
Message Abstract States that the colored people of this place apply through him for a colored male teacher; that they are very poor and not able to pay salary, but will pay board: that [[underlined]] Leven Parker [[/underlined]] is the proper person to address, care of Rev. [[underlined]] Chas Pullett [[/underlined]] Vienna.
Message Body There was a school here last year and the people thought to have started their school before this time and have been waiting for a teacher from the Balt. Association, they have met and concluded they would pay all the salary if they were able before the school should stop But as they are not able and cannot pay it. They have decided to let their school go Down untill some other arrangement can be made. They say that their crops have failed the last two years, and the poor people have not made more than half crops and that they are worst off then they were two years ago including the Horse ailments that have killed off their Horses that many are left without any Horse at all. They desire to ask you please furnish them with a colored male teacher and they will see to his board and washing and take care of him You will please correspond with Mr. Leven Parker at this place who will answer [...] N.B. Direct to Mr. Leven Parker care of Rev. Charles Pullett Vienna I am still quite sick
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