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[Ed. Form, No. 4.]

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

1. Name of your Sub-District? Division of Americus

2. Whole number of Refugee or Freedmen's Schools in the District? 4
Day?  4
Night? - 
Sabbath? -

3. Location of Schools?  Americus Ga  Andersonville Ga  Ellaville Ga  Pleasant Grove Sumter Co Ga

4. Whole number of Teachers? 3
White? 3
Colored? 0

5. Names and post-office address of Day-School Teachers? Mrs E.A. Christian and her two daughters Americus Ga. The other schools are not yet open consequently no teachers

6. Whole number of School-Houses for Freedmen in your District? 3
Their condition, capacity, value, and by whom owned? Those in Americus an Andersonville, good condition  capacity 200 scholars each  owned by BRF & AL  Ellaville School house poor con' owned by Freedmen, Pleasant Grove school house building

7. Number of your visits to Schools?  1
Day?  1

8. Number of educational meetings held by you during the month? 3
Where? Americus & Ellaville

9. Number and names of places, now destitute, in which Day-Schools might be organized? Danville Sumter Co  Magnolia Springs Sumter Co.  Bumphead Schly Co.  Preston & Plains of Dura Webster Co.

10. Number of pupils (estimated) who would attend such Schools? 75 to 100 each

11. Amount which would probably be raised by the Freedmen, for school purposes, in each destitute neighborhood? more than one half enough to carry on schools

12. What efforts are you making to secure the support of schools by pupils, parents, boards of education, or the State government? organizing in all the above places educational societies

13. Whole number of additional School-houses, for Freedmen, now wanted in your Sub-District? 5

14. Could you organize your Sub-District into School Districts, each with a School Committee pledged to carry on schools therein? It depends so much on the promptness & fairness with which the Freedmen are paid but think I will with little help

15. To what extent would help from without be needed in such cases? From 1/4 to 1/2 the expense at present

16. What is the public sentiment as to the education of the Freedmen and Poor Whites? There seems to be a change for the better during the past month

17. Are Night-Schools for Adults needed in your District? Yes
In what way could they be carried on? I think the pupils would pay enough to support one in Americus

18. What more can this Bureau do for educating the children of Refugees (or Poor Whites)? In assisting to organize & help with books school houses &c

19. How long will Northern charitable aid be needed for Freedmen and Refugee Schools of your District? Until common schools are established according to the late consitution

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.

W C Morrill
[[strikethrough]] Sub-Asst. Com. [[/strikethrough]] Agt, Bureau R., F., & A.L.

Transcription Notes:
Plains, Georgia (home of President Jimmy Carter) was formerly called "Plains of Dura"