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[Ed. Form, No. 4] SUB ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER'S (OR AGENT'S) MONTHLY REPORT on Education of Freedmen and Refugees in Sub-District, State of Texas in charge of Charles Haughn for the Month of April 1868, [in accordance with order contained in Circular No. 5, Bureau R. F.,& A.L.] 1.Name of your Sub-District? 36th 2. Whole number of Refugee or Freedmen's Schools in the District? 8 Day? 5 Night? [[strikethrough]]? [[strikethrough]]Sabbath? 3 3. Location of Schools? 4 in Waco. Day schools 2. Sabbath Schools. 3 on H.H. Downs Plantation day: Nights 1. Sabbath 1. Rock Dam 3. 1 day. 1 night 1 Sabbath. Pond Creek 1 night school. 4. Whole number of Teachers? 5 White? 3 Colored? 2 5. Names and post-office address of Day-School Teachers? D.F. Davis Waco, Wm. C Morton Waco. [[?]] Waco, Wm. H. Adams Rock Dam Falls County 6. Whole number of School-houses for Freedmen in your District? 1 Their condition, capacity, value, and by whom owned? Good. Seventy scholars $350. Freedmen McLennan County Erected by the U.S.A. 7. Number of your visits to Schools? 4 Day? 4 Night? Sabbath? 8. Number of educational meetings held by you during the month? - Where? 9. Number and names of places, now destitute, in which Day-Schools might be organized? 4 places. Gatesville, Coryellle Co. Springfield Limestone Co, a Settlement 10 miles from Springfield & and a Settlement 5 miles [[strikethrough]]north[[strikethrough]] south from Waco. 10. Number of pupils (estimated) who attend such schools? 200. 11. Amount which would probably be raised by the Freedmen, for school purposes, in each destitute neighborhood? Only tuition. 12. What efforts are you making to secure the support of schools by pupils, parents, boards of education, or the State Government? I am hiring the houses in which to teach school & now contracting to build school houses 13. Whole number of additional School-houses, for Freedmen, now wanted in your Sub-District? 14. Could you organize your Sub-District into School Districts, each with a School Committee pledged to carry on schools therein? Yes if they had schoolhouses 15. To what extent would help from without be needed in such cases? to build schoolhouses & in some cases send teachers whom the Freedpeople would 16. What is the public sentiment as to the education of the Freedmen and Poor Whites? Generally against educating Negroes though I think Schools would be tolerated in every county in this Subdist. 17. Are Night-Schools for Adults needed in your District? Yes In what way could they be carried on? They are generally on, on every plantation. by someone of the Freedmen as teacher though no regular school is reported. 18. What more can this Bureau do for educating the children of Refugees (or Poor Whites)? build or rent schoolhouses & assist in transporting Teachers to this place. 19. How long will Northern charitable aid be needed for Freedmen and Refugee schools of your District? Until the present generation of Rebels die. I hereby certify, on honor, that I have given personal attention to the matters herein named, and that the answers given are, according to my best knowledge and belief, correct. Charles Haughn Sub-Asst. Com., Bureau R.,F., & A.L.
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