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Purchase of property for First Baptist Church

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Title

Purchase of property for First Baptist Church

Subject

African American Churches

Standards of Learning VS.1a, VS.1d, VS.1g, VS.8a, USII.1a, USII.1d, USII.3b

Description

These documents are copies from the Freedmen's Bureau Field Office at Louisa Court House of the contract between John Cammack and the trustees of the First Baptist Church (including Fountain Perkins) for the purchase of the building that would become the African American church. The contract is dated for March 19, 1866, and it expires April 1, 1876 (the day that the trustees must be finished making their payments to Cammack).

A school was started for freedmen and their children in the church and is the only school found in the Freedmen's Bureau recordds that actually operated between 1865-1868. When the public school system started in 1871, the school for African-American children continued to operate at the First Baptist Church until the Louisa Training School was completed in 1927.

Source

The Records of the Freedmen's Bureau Field Office at Louisa Court House. National Archives. Digital Images created by the Louisa County Historical Society Collection

Publisher

Louisa County Historical Society

Date

March 19, 1866 - April 1, 1867

Rights

RIGHTS AND REPRODUCTION POLICY

All items in our archives have been donated to The Louisa County Historical Society with express permission to use them only for not-for-profit purposes of education and individual research. We make them available online to further those ends. Anyone wishing to use images online or in printed publications must obtain express written permission to do so from the Louisa County Historical Society and the legal copyright holder. Users assume full responsibility for disputes arising from copyright violations or invasions of privacy.

Format

Document

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

054_FBR

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