Freedmen's Bureau Records: N. C. Brackett to Thomas
P. Jackson, April 26, 1867
Brackett relates the progress being made to build a church that will also serve as a school for freedmen, stating that it will not be finished without help from the Bureau.
Asst.Supt. Bureau R. F. & A. L.
April 26, 1867
There is no school room owned by the freedmen of this town. One soon capable of
holding about eighty pupils is rented by the Bureau. Another room capable of
holding nearly two hundred pupils is being used at present, but is soon to pass
into other hands. The M. E. Church [added:
] is making an effort to
build a church fifty by thirty feet with a basement thirty by thirty both rooms of which they intend to use for [deleted: a church] [deleted: for] schools. Cost $1,400.00 $600.00 already paid, they are depending upon the Bureau for three hundred. I do not think they can finish it without help from the Bureau.
The African Methodists are also trying to build a church and greatly need help, which they intend to use for a school house.