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[ED. FORM, No. 4.]

on Education of Freedmen and Refugees in Sub-District, State of Georgia in charge of H.C. Flournoy Agt &c 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? Knox's Sub. dist. of Athens Ga. of which my dist, embraces four Co's

2. Whole number of Refugee or Freedmen's Schools in the District? 5
Day?  5
Night?  -
Sabbath? 2.

3. Location of Schools? [[strikethrough]] One at Athens [[/strikethrough]] two at Jefferson  one Watkinsville and one Monroe.

4. Whole number of Teachers? 7
White? 3
Colored? 2.

5. Names and post-office address of Day-School Teachers? [[strikethrough]] Ella Davis Athens Ga. M [[/strikethrough]] Danl Mahoney Watkinsville Ga.  Cary J. Hill Monroe Ga.  Arthur Harris Jefferson Ga  B. Warran Jefferson Ga.

6. Whole number of School-Houses for Freedmen in your District? 3
Their condition, capacity, value, and by whom owned? Only one respectable school house in my dist, this located at Athens  cost, $6147. owned by freedmen Bureau & capable of receiving 250 students.

7. Number of your visits to Schools? - 
Day? - 
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? Lawrenceville Ga.

10. Number of pupils (estimated) who would attend such Schools? from 40 to 50.

11. Amount which would probably be raised by the Freedmen, for school purposes, in each destitute neighborhood? from $10 to $15. per month.

12. What efforts are you making to secure the support of schools by pupils, parents, boards of education, or the State government? I talk to the freedmen & require them to do all they can in the way of supporting their schools.

13. Whole number of additional School-houses, for Freedmen, now wanted in your Sub-District? four. one at Lawrenceville  one at Watkinsville  one at Jefferson  one at Monroe Ga

14. Could you organize your Sub-District into School Districts, each with a School Committee pledged to carry on schools therein? i could organize my dist into school dist with a school committe but unassisted I could not start a school.

15. To what extent would help from without be needed in such cases? about $100. in each County

16. What is the public sentiment as to the education of the Freedmen and Poor Whites? In parts of my dist as far as freedmen are concerned is such a character that the whites will neither sell or rent land for school purposes

17. Are Night-Schools for Adults needed in your District? Yes
In what way could they be carried on? By having competent teachers to take charge of them

18. What more can this Bureau do for educating the children of Refugees (or Poor Whites)? I dont know  poor whites take no interest in the education of their children

19. How long will Northern charitable aid be needed for Freedmen and Refugee Schools of your District? until sufficient number of (cold) teachers are prepared to take the places of those now engaged in the work  I should say two or three years.

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.

Howell C Flournoy
Agent [[strikethrough]] Sub-Asst. Com. [[/strikethrough]], Bureau R., F., & A.L.