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Freedmen's Bureau - Circular Letter No. 30

 

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[Circular No. :30]

WAR DEPARTMENT, BUREAU REFUGEES, FREEDMEN AND ABANDONED LANDS,

Washington, December 31, 1867.

Hereafter school buildings will not be erected or repaired to any considerable extent at the expense of this bureau, except upon sites secured by deeds to trustees, or some individual party, for school purposes for freedmen, or for children., irrespective of color, forever.

In any exception to this rule, the party owning the building repaired shall give a bond securing the above use, or the building erected shall be placed on temporary piles, (or piers,) and not attached to the soil so as to become a part of the realty.

When buildings for school purposes are built or repaired out of funds or material furnished by this bureau, such funds or material will be accounted for by the proper officers of the bureau.

0. 0. HOWARD, Major General, Commissioner.

 

 

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