Provisions for the Colored Deaf in Knoxville, 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.

2-18-1867 Deaf

Page 111


Knoxville Te. Feby. 18″ 1867

Lieut S. W. Groesbeck

A. A. A. G. Bureau etc

Asst Com Office

Nashville Te.


In reply to your communication dated Dec 19″ 1866, asking for information with reference to the admission of Colored patients to the Deaf & Dumb Asylum at this place, I have the honor to enclose herewith a communication from the Sect’ry of the Board of Trustees of the above named institution from which you will see that “Colored patients cannot be admitted until the legislature provide apartments for them to occupy & means for their support.

I have the honor to be,

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt Servant

Samuel Walker

Bvt Capt & Supt etc

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