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

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Record #85 from Freedmen's Bureau Correspondence on Schools, 1869-1870

Roll Number 5
State Maryland
County Dorchester
City/Town/Neighborhood Airy
Other Locations Mentioned
Authors John H. Butler
Recipient Rev. John Kimball
Other Names Mentioned Enock W. Wilson
Message Abstract States that the school at this place is closed and the people are anxious to have it reopened but are not able to do more than pay the board of teacher, owing to failure of crops &c; that they apply through him for a colored male teacher; that [[underlined]] Enock W. Wilson [[/underlined]] is the proper person to address.
Message Body I write to inform you that the school at this place is also closed. They say that they would do any thing they could to have school reopened but they are not able to do any more than pay board and washing in this locality they have lost their crops from the wet weather and also the larger portion of their Horses They say that they would be glad to get a teacher forthwith hoping that this application may meet your favour and if so they would prefer a colored male teacher I must close as I am very sick [...] Correspond with Mr Enoch W. Wilson at this place who will promptly answer all communications
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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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