Statement of Br. Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard

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Page 13 - Department, to continue during the present war of rebellion, and for one year thereafter, a bureau of refugees, freedmen, and abandoned lands, to which shall be committed, as hereinafter provided, the supervision and management of all abandoned lands, and the control of all subjects relating to refugees and freedmen from rebel states, or from any district of country within the territory embraced in the operations of the army...
Page 41 - Whether this desirable object will be best promoted by affording aids to seminaries of learning already established, by the institution of a national university, or by any other expedients, will be worthy of a place in the deliberations of the legislature.2 IX.
Page 13 - ... shall be committed, as hereinafter provided, the supervision and management of all abandoned lands, and the control of all subjects relating to refugees and freedmen from rebel states, or from any district of country within the territory embraced in the operations of the army, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the head of the bureau and approved by the President. The said bureau shall be under the management and control of a commissioner to be appointed by the President...
Page 13 - That unexpended balances in the hands of the Commissioner, not required otherwise for the due execution of the law, may be, in the discretion of the Commissioner, applied for the education of freedmen and refugees, subject to the provisions of laws applicable thereto.
Page 43 - ... of our armies ; these had been established and maintained to a great extent by benevolent associations of the North. As early as September 17, 1861, the American Missionary Association commenced a school for "contrabands" at Hampton, near Fortress Monroe.
Page 12 - The act to establish a Bureau for the Relief of Freedmen and Refugees, which was approved in the month of March last, has not yet expired.
Page 25 - Presbyterian church, in this city, taking the church bonds in return, which he has either returned in his accounts as cash on hand, or sent south for the purposes of the bureau. Eleventh. He has advanced a large sum from the funds of the bureau to the Young Men's Christian Association of this city, taking their bonds in payment, which have been sent to Tennessee to help the freedmen's schools in that State.
Page 9 - Columbia by rental of lar.d by sale, with deferred payments, or in such other way as their trustees judgment shall direct for this purpose, provided all proceeds, interest, or moneys received from rental or sale over and above necessary expenses shall be annually transferred
Page 7 - He has advanced a large sum from the funds of the bureau to the Young Men's Christian Association of this city, taking their bonds in payment, which have been sent to Tennessee to help the freedmen's schools in that State. Twelfth. That he caused or knowingly allowed lands in this city, owned by an officer of the bureau, to be transferred to a freedmen's school in North Carolina; the officer taking the money appropriated for that school, and the school the lands in the city; thus perpetrating a fraud...
Page 43 - March, 1862, about sixty (60) teachers and missionaries were sent out by societies organized in Boston and New York. Others followed; some working independently, others supported by local churches, and others by new relief associations formed in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Chicago, and other towns. In the early part of 1864 an efficient school system was instituted in Louisiana by Major General Banks, then in command of that State. I did not attempt to supersede these benevolent agencies already engaged...

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