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[ED. FORM, No. 4.]

on Education of Freedmen and Refugees in [[strikethrough]] Sub-District [[/strikethrough]] Division, State of Georgia in charge of Ch. Raushenberg for the Month of October 1868, [in accordance with order contained in Circular No. 5, Bureau R., F., & A.L.]

1. Name of your [[strikethrough]] Sub-District [[/strikethrough]] Division?  Albany (Worth, Dougherty, Mitchell and Baker Counties) 

2. Whole number of Refugee or Freedmen's Schools in the District? 0
Day?  0
Night?  0
Sabbath? 0

3. Location of Schools?  0 

4. Whole number of Teachers? 0
White? 0
Colored? 0

5. Names and post-office address of Day-School Teachers? 0

6. Whole number of School-Houses for Freedmen in your [[strikethrough]] District [[/strikethrough]] Division? 
Their condition, capacity, value, and by whom owned? In good condition one 36x60, 14 feet deep worth $2000.00 owned by freedmen and 36x50, 14 feet deep $2000.00 owned by freedmen.

7. Number of your visits to Schools?  0
Day?  0
Night? 0
Sabbath? 0

8. Number of educational meetings held by you during the month? 0
Where? 0

9. Number and names of places, now destitute, in which Day-Schools might be organized? Pine Bluff, Prosperity, Palmyra, Shepherd's church in Dougherty Co; New Wetton Spring Church, Coon Bond Church for Baker Co., Gum Bond Church, Salem Church, Union Church, Evergreen Church R Bacon's plantation for Mitchell Co.

10. Number of pupils (estimated) who would attend such Schools? Forty or more

11. Amount which would probably be raised by the Freedmen, for school purposes, in each destitute neighborhood? Impossible to determine definitely most probably from $10 to $20 in each locality per month.  Depends very much upon the exertions of the School Board.

12. What efforts are you making to secure the support of schools by pupils, parents, boards of education, or the State government? Political excitement and discord between the two races excludes a possibility to effect anything in that line at present.

13. Whole number of additional School-houses, for Freedmen, now wanted in your [[strikethrough]] Sub-District [[/strikethrough]] Division? In all the localities named the schools can be held in church buildings and therefore no strict necessity exists for the building of schoolhouses. 

14. Could you organize your [[strikethrough]] Sub-District [[/strikethrough]] Division into School Districts, each with a School Committee pledged to carry on schools therein? Can do so after the election.

15. To what extent would help from without be needed in such cases? A sum of at least from $15.00 to $20.00 monthly would be required as outside aid as the freedmen at best would not raise more than $20.00 and no teachers could be had for less than $35.00 to $40.00.

16. What is the public sentiment as to the education of the Freedmen and Poor Whites? Unfavorable to schools conducted by northern teachers, as they are considered radical emissaries and social equality propagandists, otherwise all sensible people admit the necessity of schools but the masses are indifferent to this all important subject and without legislative enactments years would roll by before any material improvement in that direction would be made in this country.

17. Are Night-Schools for Adults needed in your District? very much
In what way could they be carried on? by the local day school teachers. The adult freedmen should learn to read, write and cypher and should capacitate himself to the utmost extent to fulfill his duties and obligations and exercise the rights bestowed upon him. A series of readers for the use of night schools containing all the information that is of the most immediate use for him should be got up.

18. What more can this Bureau do for educating the children of Refugees (or Poor Whites)? No Refugees here.

19. How long will Northern charitable aid be needed for Freedmen and Refugee Schools of your District? Until a good common school system amply supplied with able teachers and directed by an able and zealous School Commissioner is in full operation in the State.

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.

Ch. Raushenberg
[[strikethrough]] Sub-Asst. Com. [[/strikethrough]] Agent, Bureau R., F., & A.L.

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