Funds for the Schoolhouse, 1866-1867

More from the Freedmen’s Bureau’s letter from the Knoxville office. These images are from FamilySearch’s undigitized images, “Roll 16 (T142), Letters sent, vol 119, July 1866-Apr 1867″. These pertain to the office in Knoxville, Tennessee, directly after the Civil War.

11-30-1866 Funds for SchoolHouse

Page 67

#85

Bureau R. F. & A. L.

Supt Office Knoxville Tenn

Nov 30th 1866

Maj Geo W. Marshall

Chief Q. M. Bureau R. F. etc

State of Tennessee

Nashville Tenn

Maj

In compliance with instructions from your office – dated Nov 7th 1866 directing expenditures to be made in referring the School House for Freedmen at this place – I have the honor to inclose herewith triplicate copies of No 22 Signed by R. M. Patterson – with Bills for work and material.

The Bills for Stoves and Chairs are included by verbal orders of the Ajt Comr – Gen’ Lewis.

As I have paid some of these bills myself and promised the carpenters theirs in a few days, I respectfully request that you for said (illegible) for the am’t as early a date as possible.

I have the honor to be, major,

Very respectfully,

Your obt servt

Samuel Walker

Bvt Capt & Supt.

1-4-1867 RichmondNancy and SchoolHouse matters

Page 91

#10

Bureau R. F. & A. L.

Superintendents Office Knoxville Tennessee

Jan 5th 1867

Maj Geo W. Marshall

Chief Q. M. Bureau F. F. & A. L.

State of Tennessee

Nashville Tenn

Major

Enclosed herewith please find an account for $13.49 being amount paid by R. M. Patterson Supt U. P. M. Schools for Stove & Pipe for use in School House at Beaver Creek. Mr. Burt in a communication dated Dec 8th 66 directed expenditures to be made at this point in repairing School House. Mr. Patterson made an arrangement with the Citizens of this place by which he is to have the use of a Church for the School purposes and States that this Bill of Stove etc is the only expenditures that are necessary at present. This church is owned by colored people.

Very Respectfully

Your obt Servt

Samuel Walker

Bvt Capt & Supt.

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