Viewing page 17 of 344
It looks like you're using a mobile device. We recommend using a physical keyboard for transcription entry.
NARA 495 Wilmington Feby. 26. 1867. I have to regret my inability to furnish Genl. Rutherford with a definite statement as to the numbers receiving aid from the Ladies Benevolent Society. The meeting this morning was not fully attended in consequence of sickness in the families of several of the Visitors. Some of the Ladies present reported from 8 to 10 families, other 10 or 12 - & many of these families are composed of Mothers with 3 or 4 children. In some of the 11 wards into which we have divided the work the Poor are in smaller numbers, but some not heard from to-day have numerous families in very low circumstances who are not reported as utterly destitute. And we think it is quite safe to say that relief has been extended to more than 100 persons. Very respectfully C.G. Kennedy Pres't. To Genl Rutherford Office Freedman's Bureau.
transcribe ALL content on a page - even information included in the 20th century by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA - where the original records are stored).
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact email@example.com.