By 1880, there were 1788 youth between 4-21 in the County, 938 males, and 782 females. The census listed 447
African American youth and 1245 white youth. Average daily attendance at the 18 schools was 550, with a total
enrollment of 879 students.
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Repealing Ordinance
Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Augustine  in Council assembled.

Sec 1st That an ordinance entitled an Ordiannce for Creating a Special Fund for enlarging and adding to the public
school buildings within the limits of the City of St. Augustine, Fla. Passed in Council Nov. 10th, 1881, be and the same is
hereby repealed

Passed in council
Dec17th 1881
John G Long
President

Passed in Council over the Mayors veto by the required two thirds vote. Jan 2nd 1882

Gussie Floyd's Diary 1872-1893
Augusta Gallie Floyd, born Feb 11, 1848 at Fairfield, Camden Co., Ga. died July 12, 1926 in St. Augustine Florida

Sept 15, 1872
Mr. Albert Rogero and I had a long talk about the school. I won't have to commence in a week or so, for there has to be
a school house built. Mr. R. thinks it indispensable, that I should stand an examination. He says I may have to go to St.
Augustine: but he will try to arrange for the examination to take place at the school house - conducted by the Trustees. I
dread even that; and know I would not pass creditably in St. A. were I never so much smarter. If I am the least confused
every idea treacherously forsakes me on the spot; and I doubt my being able to answer the simplest question. Mr.
Rogero is to send Belle, Bena, and myself in a cart to school.  

Sept 17
Nothing worthy of note has taken place today. Mal went to work on the school house.

Sept 25
Thank Heavens, I've been to the school house to meet the Patrons of the school. There were only three of them as Mr.
Weedman had to go to St. Augustine. I  was agreeably surprised at the size of the house. It is quite large and
convenient, I like the situation of it too. It is on a pretty hill near a branch. The men left enough boards for us to pale in a
flower garden. The boys are to clear the ground and we are to plant and tend the flowers. The gentlemen present were,
Messrs John and Albert Rogero and T. Baya. The latter brought his little daughter Julia. Mr. A. Rogero introduced me to
the others and stated that I was ready to answer any questions and to note any suggestions they had to make. Mr. B.
said they were not competent of catechizing me, and considered it useless anyway, as they knew I was competent to
teach their chilren. I am to receive $1.00 for each child, per month besides what I got from the school fund. The patrons
have acted very magnanamously towards me, and I hope I can repay them by advancing their children. I read my school
rules, which were highly approved. I earnestly trust in God that I may succeed well with my school, for I've endured so
much anxiety and worry to get her, and the parents of the children have been to so mch trouble to get us fixed
comfortably. I am to commence school on Monday, if fate prove propitious. I mentioned today that it would be the1st of
Oct. but was mistaken as it is the last of Sept.

Monday Sept 30
One day of school is over and I feel almost too tired to write or do anything else. There were 16 scholars, Bartola,
Eugene, Paul, Eddie and Allie Weedman, Johnnie, Bena, Allie, and Perie Rogero, Jula, and Nellie Baya, Minnie Josie,
Johnnie, and Willie Rogero, and Pelle. Agnes Weedman,and Jake Rogero, were sick, but I suppose will come, when they
get well. The children are none, far advanced. Perie, Willie and Allie W., are in the alphabet. Mr. Baya rode over to tell
me when it was two o'clock, and we made a sun mark, on the floor. I will not be able to class this many of the children for
their books are all different. We have a nice little spring cart to go in to school. Everything is quite comfortable there. We
have a comb towels and soap and everything we need.

Oct 1. When I got to school this morning the scholars were all there. Miss Mary Weedman ent me a lovely boquet, roses,
geranimums pinks, verbena's, jessamines and many others.

Oct 2 .... Mr. Rogero insisted on paying me in advance, for this month. He paid $5.00 as he sends five scholars with
Francis who takes night lessons. He came to school tonight for the first time.

Oct 4 Today has been a miserable day to me. I have been sick all day, and the children have been more troublesome
than usual. I had to whip Berie as he would not study at all. The children read their first letters, and did very well. Four of
them commenced with Thanks be to God. Hal is preparing to go to St. Augustinein the morning....Francis comes every
night to school. He is ciphering in long division. I mention this so I can see how he progresses. ...

Jan 3, 1873 Mr. Rogero is going to St. Augustine tomorrow to see about the school affairs. He wants me to write to
Mr.
Bronson, and to send specimens of all of my scholars writing. He showed me a letter written by Francis. I made Belle
write a letter, as she is the oldest girl and the others each wrote a verse. I am about to write mine now, but dread it, for
wheever I try to do my best, I do my worst. I wrote him that we needed a stove and some books, but I do not know
whether he can give them to us or not.

Jan 4 It is now after supper. Mr. Rogero, Dora and Francis, came about an hour ago. Mr. R. Brought me some papers, a
letter, and an abominable register, which is going to puzzle me terribly. Mr. Bronson wrote me that all the specimens of
writing were very good with one exeption, and that was Francis'. I am only going to get $20.00 per month.

Jan 9. The children behaved very badly today. Most of them missed their lessons. Dora has a most severe toothache. It
has been intensely cold today and we had to have school out of doors.

Jan 10 Little Johnnie, and Paulie, each wrote their first letters today. They were pretty bad. Johnnie could not read a
word of his. Hal, and Francis wrote letters for the first time too.

Jan 11 Mr. Rogero has just arrived and has brought me some papers from Mr. Bronson and a most splendid stove for
the school house, and a good lot of books.

Feb 10 Mr. R. is going to take my register to St. Augustine tomorrow as my gr. is up today. I am very doubtul about its
passing.

Feb 11 When I got home Mr. R. had come and to my great relief, informed me that my register had passed creditably
and he had received $60.00 for me for the gr.  I am truly grateful to God. Not so much about the money, but that it was
correct; for I could not have continued my school if it had not been right.....Mr. Bronson is going to pay our school a visit
Saturday week. He sent me some more papers.

March 27 Mr. Weedman sent me $5.00 this morning which makes $20.00 he has paid me.  gave little Johnnie a severe
thrashing for obstinacy. I felt sorry for the poor fellow after I had whipped him; but felt I was obliged to punish him, as he
does not mind a word I say.

May 4th 1873  Mr. Waterbury visited the school the Saturday after Belle got back. We expected Mr. Bronson too but he
was sick and could not come. We had the school very prettily decorated, and the children were all dressed up. I was
very much alarmed but thank God everything went off very nicely. Mr. W. is quite a pleasant man of about forty, he
seemed very much pleased with the children's progress, and on his return sent us some books.

May 26 Mr. Bronson sent me $40.00 and is going to send the rest soon. He said he would consult the board and see if
they could not pay me $5.00 more per month.

June 16 Mr Rogeo went to St. Augustine again but did not get my money as Mr. Bronson has gone North. I am too sory
for I'm afraid I can't go home.

Last record was August 1875 before this

Spelling class. Good marks for leading head
Batola Weedman 1111
Jonnie 111
Bena 1111111
Eugene 1111
Minnnie 111
Joe 1111
Allie 11
Agnes Weedman 11

1st Reading Class
Bartola 11
Jonnie 1
Eugene 111
Joe 11
Minnie 11

2nd Reading Class
Agnes W. 11
Paul W. 111
John R.

2nd Spellin Class
Johnnie R. 11
Paul W. 11

Bad Marks
B Weedman 1111
J. Rogeo 11111
Eugene Weedman 11111
Joe Rogers 11111
Belle Floyd 1111
Bena Rogero 11111
Agnes Weedman 11111
minnie Rogero 1111
Allie Rogero 11111111

Johnnie Rogers 1111
Paulie Weedman 1111
Eddie Weedman 111
Loula Baya 111

1876
Sept 2
I hate the idea of commencing school again, for I detest to teach.

Sept 4 ....both concluded that it was to warm for us to go to school.   I went any way, as I knew a few of the scholars
would be there.  Joe Baya and Johnnie Andrews were the only ones there, so I told them school could not begin till it got
cooler.....Jack went to Tocoi to mail some letters. dora is still up, but the poor girl looks very badly. Jule had twelve
scholars. She told Dophy to spell hay, and he he impudently answered, "excuse me if you please". He behaved so
badly, she had to flog him.

Sept 9 Thurza got a letter from Mr. Reynolds saying she had passed her examination but the place was given to Miss
Dunham. I was in hopes Thurza would be satisfied to remain at home now, but she seems more anxius than ever, to get
a place, and thinks of applying for the school at Cow Pen Branch. Mrs. Reynolds added a note advising her to study for
a place next year. Mrs. R. says I took the Palm in spelling, of all the teachers.

Sept 12.  I will occasionally give a desciption of my dress, as it may be of interest even ten years hence, to know what
my school costume of today was. Well here goes for today: I am arrayed in a shirt of plaid calico trimmed around with
three rows of white, a pointed overskirt with pockets and a sash to tie it back, both of which are trimmed with white. I
have instead of a body to my dress, a sailor waist of white and black striped calico, a linen collar with a narrow band of
pink around it, and a pink ribbon to tie up my bonny brown hair, completes this elegant costume.

Sept 14  Thurza went to Cow Pen Branch with Mrs. Turner, but found the place filled by a Miss O'hern from st. Augusting.

              St. Johns County Public Schools  1881-82 Original School Account Records
School No. 1 St Augustine
Opened Oct 1st 1881
Principal Geo H Frick ap Aug 19th                         Salery per month         $75.00
1st Assistant Miss M. Watkins    $26.25
Principal Primary Department M. L. Dunkan  $22.50
1st Assistant Miss ? Rogero      $18.75
Catholic Department         Miss Aloysio Andrew   $18.75
Miss Hernandez     $18.75
Miss W Fauce (?)    $18.75
Miss Gertrude Capo   $18.75
Oct         1        painting blackboards  6.60 lumber for fence 1.15               $  7.75
8        pd H. E. Lopez repairs 1.00  putting in 12 lights 1.20                        $  2.20
15        work on desks $  1.45
Nov        2        Nails .20, 1 bolt .15, 2 bars soap 10, soda .5                      $   .50
1 pr hinges .25  11 lights 10 x 12 1.10         $  1.35
1 light 10 x 16 .12 3 doz Se(?) .25, light glass 10 x 12 .10        $   .47
1 ? .50 work in school yard cleaning .50            $  1.00
repairing clock 1.25                           $  1.25
pd Miss M L Dunkam salary month of Oct                    $ 22.50
12        2 bxs crayons .50, 1/2 doz screws 1.25 bottle ink .75     $  2.50
hauling ? to school        $   .25
3 loads wood $3.37  hauling wood 2.0            $  3.57
cutting and stowing away 2 loads wood         $  1.00
18        cutting and stowing away 2 loads wood    $  1.50
20        James B. Ponce, carpenter work     $  2.55
Dec        6        2 paper .50 1/2 ream paper 2.25        $  2.75
3 loads wood                            $  3.60        
Nov        5        Cutting and stacking 3 loads of wood       $  2.00
pd Geo H Frick sal mo of Oct                          $ 75.00
Dec        23        Miss G? Rogero mo of Oct               $ 18.75
Jan        3        Geo A Frick Sal mo of Nov & Dec         $150.00
Miss M S Dunham two mo's sal           $ 45.00
Miss M Watkins 3 mo's sal        $ 78.75
Miss G? Rogero 2 mo's Sal      $ 34.50
25        one load paint Peabody 1.25 2 loads convent 2.50         $  3.75
27        Cutting 1 load wood .75 1 bottle ink .75                       $  1.50
Feb        7        1 padlock 30 hasp and staple .15 1 pad lock .95     $  1.40
7        hasp and staple .15 2 hinges .50         $   .65
15        pd C Pomar making desks              $ 17.00
17        pd Geo A Frick 1 mo's Sal to 31st Jan           $ 75.00
28        Miss M L Dunhams 1 mo's sal to 31st Jan            $ 22.50
March        6        E F Sanchez 1 load wood                   $  1.15
7        Carpenters work               $  1.10
7        Esther Hill sweeping and scouring 3 mo's and cleaning
outbuildings                    $  8.75
21        Miss Dunham Sal mo of Feb                 $ 22.50
27        Miss Gannie Rogero sal mo of Jan                      $ 18.75
31        Geo H Frick Sal mo of Feb                  $ 75.00
31        Saw mill co material for desks                       $ 10.00
April        1        W R Burton, work at convent               $  4.57
1        Wm Pomar work on gate School              $   .50
10         Rev Sisters 6 mo's Sal                  $450.00
20        Wm Pomar hanging gate                    $   .50
25        Geo H Frick Sal mo of march                    $ 75.00
30        Miss M Watkins 4 mo's sal                            $105.00
May         2        pd Geo H Frick sal to 31st April                      $ 75.00
2        Miss W. S. Dunham                  $ 22.50
2        Miss Gannio Rogers 3 mo's sal            $ 56.25
June         6        Esther Hill scouring 4 months                $ 13.00
16        Rev Sisters, Sal mo of April                  $ 75.00
16         1/2 ream foolscap paper                        $  2.75
16        3 ? of paper                                                                            $   .80
Sept      pd James Morris work on Peabody School              $ 26.00
18        Michael Laules cleaning up yard                $  2.50
23        James Morris ? on work Pea School                     $ 26.90
23        Domingo Stephens, cleaning privies                    $  1.00
28        Esther Hill scouring and Cleaning privies             $  5.00
Total                                                                                                                $1687.312

School No 2 St Augustine
Opened Oct 1st 1880
[Editor's note: Former Freedman's Bureau School]
Principal Jacob Jordan, Aug 19th Sal                                                               $30.00
1st Assistant Miss L C Fleming   Sal                                                                 $18.75
2nd Assistant Miss C Pomar Sept 8th                                                               $18.75
Oct 4         paint of blk boards                                                                           $  5.40
lumber for ? ?                                                                                                    $  7.87
Oct 8        Cutting and storing wood 1 load                                                        $ 18.72
Hauling wood 20 cutting and storing wood                                                         $     .70
Nov 2        15 lbs nails .45   2 buckets .30 2 dippers 20 2 brooms .40               $  1.65
22 lights, 8 x 10 glass                                                                                         $ 1.10
Nov 7        repairing pump                                                                                  $ 1.00
Dec 6        one load wood and ?                                                                        $ 1.20
Dec 22        pd Mary E Pomar Sal mo of Oct                                                      $18.75
Dec 24        Jacob Jordan 2 mo's Sal                                                                 $60.00
Jan 3d        Jacob Jordan 2 mo's Sal                                                                  $60.00
Jan 3        Miss M. E. Pomar 2 mo's Sal                                                              $37.50
Jan 3        Miss L C Heming 3 mo's Sal                                                               $56.25
Jan 5        Abraham Jenkins putting up stone                                                     $     .50
Jan 25        One load pine 1.25 cutting and stowing wood 75                             $   2.00        
Feb 2        Pd L Martin hauling desks                                                                  $     .20
Mar 6        Esther Hill sweeping and other work                                                         7.75
Mar 6        1 box crayons .25                                                                                          .25
Apr 4        pd Jacob Jordon 3 mo's Sal to 30th March                                                90.00
Apr 4        pd L. C. Fleming 3 mo's Sal                                                                        56.25
Apr 20        pd Mary E Pomar Sal to 28th Feb                                                                37.50
May 2        pd Jacob Jordan Sal mo of April                                        30.00
Miss Mary E Pomar sal to 30th April                                        37.50
Miss L. C. Fleming Sal mo of April                                        18.75
one box chalk 25                                                          .25
Sep 18        pd Michael Laules removing weeds                                         3.00
Sep 23        Domingo Stephens cleaning privies                                         1.50
Sep 30        Martha Hippes (?) scouring school house and  cleaning glasses                2.00
Total        $510.742

School No 4 Fruit Cove
Opened Nov 7th 1881
Teacher Miss Sadie Read Nov 1st 1881 Sal of         $15.00
I the Nov to 10th Febry                                                         47.06
Freight and drayage  on books                                                   .45

School No 6 Sampson Branch
Opened Oct 1st 1881
Teacher W. H. Patterson Ap Aug 19th 1881
sal per mo.                                 $18.75
Nov 2        1 gal water bucket broom dipper                                  1.40
1 doz pens rm paper 1 doz penholders                                   .75
Feb 7        pd W H Patterson Sal to 30th Nov                                 37.50
2 small bottles ink 20 1 doz pens .10                                   .30
Apr 10        pd W. H. Patterson Sal to 31st March 75.00                         75.00
Total        $114.95

School No 7 Mill Creek
Opened Oct 1st 1881
Teacher Miss L. E. Rolf ap Sept 8th 1881 Sal per mo         $15.00
Nov 2         bottle ink                                                             .50
Dec 23        pd Miss L E Rolf Sal mo of Oct                                           15.00
Feb 25        pd Miss L E Rolf up to 30th Dec 1881                                   30.00
Apr 10        pd Miss L E. Rolf Sal up to 31th March                                   45.00
Total        $90.50

School No 9 Near Picolata
Opened Oct 1st 1881
Teacher R F Speisseggar, ap Sept 28th 1881 Sal                 $15.00
Nov 2        1 box crayons                                                        .25
Feb 11        Sal 3 months                                                        45.00
Total $45.25

School No 11 Tocoi Creek
Opened Oct 1st 1881
Teacher Morrice E Cone ap Sept 8th Sal                 $15.00
Dec 3rd        pd Morrice E Cone sal mo of Oct                        15.00
Jan 3d                pd Morrice E. Cone 2 mo sal                                30.00
April 4                pd Morrice E Cone sal to 30st March                        45.00
one doz copy books  1.50  pens 10                        1.60
Total        $91.60

School No. 12 Colson Branch
Opened Oct 1st 1881
Teacher Miss Nellie Mickler sal per mo                         $15.00
March 7 pd Miss Nellie Mickler 3 mo's Sal                                45.00
April 6        pd Miss Nellie Mickler sal to 31st March                        45.00
Total $90.00

School No 13 Moccasin Branch
Opened Oct 1st 1881
Teacher Miss L S Watkins ap Sept 8th Sal                 $22.50
Nov 2d        8 lights glass 8x10  .40 putty .10                                        .50
pd Miss L S Watkins Sal mo of Nov                                22.50
Dec 23        Miss L S Watkins Sal Mo of Nov                                22.50
Jan 3d        Miss L S Watkins Sal mo of Dec                                22.50
Feb 7        one 5 inch elbow                                                  .40
May 18        pd S P Battle 3 mo's sal                                                67.50
June 6        3 bottles ink 15 one pen holder .05                                  .20
Total        $136.10

Miss Watkins having resigned the position of teacher of the above school, Mrs S P. Battle was appointed to teach the
unexpired term of three months.

School No 14 Cowpen Branch
Opened Oct 1st 1881
Teacher, Miss Mary Jenks, ap Aug 17th 1881 Sal $ 18.75
Nov 2d        1 door 2x6                                                                   2.65
4 10x12 sash 6.00 1 lock .40 1 bold .15                                           6.55
1 heating stove 7.00 8 joints pite 3.20                                          10.20
Dec 24        pd Miss Mary Jenks 1 mo's Sal                                                  18.70
Jan 3        pd Miss Mary Jenks 2 mo's Sal                                                  37.50
Total        $75.65

School No 15 Mantanzas
Opened Oct 1st 1881
Teacher Mrs M R. Graves  ap Sept 8th 1881 Sal $22.50
Nov 2        60 lbs nails 3.00 20 lbs nails .20 bucket .20 broom .20 dipper .15                     3.75
6 lights glass 8x10 .30 putty .10 3 joints pipe 1.20                                     1.60
1 box crayons .25                                                              .25
Feb 15  Pd Mrs Graves 3 mo's Sal                                                    67.50
Apr 10        Pd Mrs Graves 3 mo's Sal to 31st March                                            67.50
Total         $140.60

School No 16 Pellicer Creek
Opened Oct 1st 1881
Teacher Miss Mattie Carter, ap Aug 19th 1881 Sal $22.00
Nov 2        1 bottle ink                                                                       .50
Dec 6        1 box crayons                                                                       .25        
Feb 7        1 Stove 6.00 7 joints pipe 3.50                                                      9.50
Apr 10        pd Miss Mattie Carter sal from 1st Oct to 31st March                            135.00
Total         $145.25

School No. 17 Piney Grove, Moultrie Creek
Opened Oct 1st 1881
Teacher Rev L. W. Moor ap Sept 18th 1881 Sal         $15.00
Dec 24        pd L. W. Moor 1 mo's Sal                                                      15.00
Feb 25        pd L. W. Moor Sal to 31st Dec                                                      30.00
Apr 10        pd L. W. Moor Sal up to 31st March                                              44.32
Total         $89.32

School No 21 Trout Creek
Opened Nov 7th 1881
Teacher Miss L. V. Jones ap Oct 3d 1881 Sal         $15.00
Mar 1st pd Miss L V Jones, sal from 7th day of November to 31st January               41.25
Jun 16        pd Miss L V Jones Sal up to 31st March                                27.28
Total         $68.53

School No 22 Bakersville
Opened Oct 1st 1881
Teacher Mrs. H. B. Davies, ap Aug 19th 1881 Sal $18.75
Nov 2        pd W Rolleston 1 clock                                                  .50
1 bottle ink .35 1 box crayons .25                                  .60
1 bottle ink .50 5 slates .40                                          .90
Dec 24        pd  Mrs H. B. Davies 1 mo's Sal                                 18.75
Jan 3        pd Mrs. H. B. Davies 2 mo's sal                                        37.50
Feb 7        pd W ? ? 1 sheet tin                                                  .15
Apr 6        pd Mrs. Davies 2 mo's and 20 days sal                                54.55
Total         $113.95

School No. 24 Magnolia Hall
Opened Oct 3d 1881
Teacher Miss Hinda Reyes ap Sept 28th 1881 Sal $18.75
Jun 6        pd Miss Hinda Reyes 4 mo's sal                                  75.00
6 slates                                                                   .48
Total         $75.48
In consequence of small attendance the two past months, the teacher ? no pay.

School No. 25 Moses Creek
Opened Oct 3d 1881
Teacher Miss Lula Dupont ap Sept 28th 1881 Sal $15.00
Oct 2        1 door 1.75 2 windows 3.50                                            5.25
Oct 15        350 feet lumber                                                            2.54
1 clock                                                                    1.50
Feb 7        Stove 5.00, 4 joints pipe 1.60                                            6.60
1 water bucket                                                             .20
Feb 25        pd Miss L Dupont 2 mo's sal                                           30.00
Apr 6        pd Miss L Dupont 4 mo's sal                                           60.00
Total  106.09

General Expenses
1881 x 1882
Nov 2        pd Mrs. Bloomfield books                        $132.42
pd Mrs Bloomfield stationary                           2.05
Chas F. Perpall stamps                                   2.34
Dec 6        Mrs. Bloomfield, books                                  33.24
Chas F. Perpall, stationary                           2.70
Mrs Bloomfield books                                  37.30
Mrs Bloomfield stationary                            .82
Mrs. Bloomfield,  books                                  39.25
Mrs. Bloomfield stationary                           1.53
Mrs. Bloomfield books                                   5.05
June 6        pd Rev Sisters, books                                  34.90
Chas F Perpall, stamps                                   1.23
Sept 26        pd Mrs Bloomfield books                           1.50
pd Mrs. Bloomfield stationary                           2.32
pd Chas F Perpall stamps                           2.04
pd Chas F Perpall telegram                           1.25
Total        299.95

Warrants Issued
1881 and 1882
No 1        Phillip Benjamin cleaning yard                                    .50
No 2        R. P. Noda painting blk boards                                 12.00
No 3        D. K. Knowbton(?) lumber for rep fence                  9.02
No 4        A. E. Lopez pump School No 2                                  2.00
No 5        Antonio Whertas putting in lights (Peabody)                  1.20
No 6        A. E. Lopez repairing desks                                  1.75
No 7        Riley Carter lumber for school no 25                          2.54
No 8        Mrs Bloomfield books and stationary                        143.83
No 9        W Lyon & Co. Incidentals for School                         37.27
No 10        W Rollinson, clocks for schools                                  4.25
No 11        Chas F. Perpall Stationary                                  2.34
No 12        E L Watkins Sal up to 30st Oct                                 22.50
No 13        Miss L Dunham                                         22.50
No 14        John Wain Cutting and Stowing 4 loads wood                  2.75
No 15        Geo A Frick Sal to 30st Oct                                 75.00
No 16        L A Argreth hauling benches                                   .25
No 17        Geo Atwood  cord wood                                  4.50
No 18         Frank Natel hauling 2 loads wood                           .40
No 19        John Wain, cutting wood                                  1.50
No 20        John Wain, cutting wood                                  1.50
No 21         James B. Ponce carpenter work                                  2.55
No 22        Morrice E Cone                                         15.00
No 23        Mrs Bloomfield, books                                         36.37
No 24        Francis E Perpall 4 loads wood                                  4.80
No 25        Miss M. E. Pomar 1 mo's sal                                 18.75
No 26         Miss Fannie Rogero 1 mo's sal                                 18.75
Total page        443.82


No 27        Miss L E. Watkins 1 mo's Sal                                  22.50
No 28        Miss L. E. Rolf 1 mo's sal                                  15.00
No 29        Mrs H B Davies 1 mo's sal                                  18.75
No 30        Jacob Jordan 1 mo's sal                                          20.00
No 31        Miss Mary Jenks 1 mo's sal                                  18.75
No 32        L. W. Moore 1 mo's sal                                          15.00
No 33        Miss E L Watkins 1 mo's sal                                  22.50
No 34        Morrice E Cone 2 mo's sal                                  30.00
No 35        Jacob C Jordan 2 mo's sal                                  60.00        
No 36        Mrs. H B. Davies 2 mo's sal                                  37.50
No 37        Miss M. E. Pomar 2 mo's sal                                  37.50
No 38        Miss L. C. Fleming 3 mo's sal                                  56.25
No 39        Geo H Frick 2 mo's sal                                         150.00
No 40        Miss M L Dunham 2 mo's sal                                  45.00
No 41        Miss M Watkins 3 mo's sal                                  78.75
No 42        Miss Fannie Rogero 2 mo's sal                                  37.50
No 43        Cha F Perpall  stamps and stationary                           2.71
No 44        Miss Mary Jenks 2 mo's sal                                  37.50
No 45        Abraham Jenkins labor                                            .50
No 46        S L Gowell (?) 4 loads wood                                   5.00
No 47        Jo Banam (?) cutting and stowing wood                           1.50
No 48        Lewis Martin hauling lumber for desks                            .20
No 49        W A Patterson 2 mo's sal                                  37.50
No 50        Mrs Bloomfield books and stationary                          39.43
No 51        W Lyon & Co sundries for schools                          18.90
No 52        R Speissegger 3 mo's sal                                  45.00
No 53        Mrs M R Graves 3 mo's sal                                  67.50
No 54        C Pomar work on desks                                          17.00
Running total        1391.56
No 55        Geo A Frick 1 mo's sal                                          75.00
No 56        L W Moor  2 mo's sal                                          30.00
No 57        L E Rolf 2 mo's sal                                          30.00
No 58        Miss L Dupont 2 mo's sal                                  30.00
No 59        Miss M L Dunham 1 mo's sal                                  22.50
No 60        Miss L. V. Jones sal from 7 Nov to 31st Jan                  41.25
No 61        Esther Hills sweeping school 1                                   7.75
No 62        Ernest Sanchez 1 load wood                                   1.15
No 63        Miss Nellie Mickler 3 mo's sal                                  45.00
No 64        A. E. Lopez work Peabody school                           1.10
No 65        Miss Sadie Read salary                                          47.06
No 66        Chas F Perpall freight on books                                    .45
No 67        Miss M L Dunham 1 mo's sal                                  22.50
No 68        Miss Fannie Rogero 1 mo's sal                                  18.75
No 69        Geo A Frick 1 mo's sal                                          75.00
No 70        Mrs Bloomfield books and stationary                          47.56
No 71        St. Augustine Mill Co desks for school                          10.00
No 72        W R Burton work and material                                   4.57
No 73        Wm Pomar rep gate school no one                            .50
No 74        Morrice E Cones 3 mo's sal                                  45.00
No 75        Miss M L Dunham 1 mo's sal                                  22.50
No 76        Jacob Jordan 3 mo's sal                                          90.00
No 77        Miss L C Fleming 3 mo's sal                                  56.25
No 78        Miss L E Dupont 4 mo's sal                                  60.00
No 79        Mrs H. B. Davies 2 mo's and 20 da's sal                          54.55
No 80         Miss Nellie Mickler 3 mo's sal                                  45.00

No 81 W. A Patterson 4 mo's sal                                  75.00
Running total        2350.00

No 82        Miss L E. Rolf 3 mo's sal                                   45.00
No 83        Mrs M R Graves 3 mo's sal                                   67.50
No 84        Miss Mattie Carter 6 mo's sal                                  135.00
No 85        L W Moor 3 mo's and 20 days Sal                           44.32
No 86        x No 94 Rev Sisters 6 mo's Sal                                  450.00
No 87        Wm Powers  carpenter work                                     .50
No 88        Miss M. E. Pomar 2 mo's Sal                                   37.50
No 89        Geo A Frick 1 mo's sal                                           75.00
No 90        Miss M Watkins 4 mo's sal                                  105.00
No 91        St Johns Weekly printing warrants                            5.00
No 92        Geo A Frick 1 mo's sal                                           75.00
No 93        Jacob C Jordan  1 mo's sal                                   30.00
No 95        Miss Mary E Pomar 2 mo's Sal                                   37.50
No 96        Miss L C Heming 1 mo's Sal                                   18.75
No 97        Miss Mary L Dunham 1 mo's sal                           22.50
No 98        Miss Fannie Rogero 3 mos Sal                                   56.25
No 99        S. P. Battle 3 mo's Sal                                           67.50
No 100        Mrs Bloomfield books                                            6.05
No 101        Rev Sisters St Joseph bill of books                           34.90
No 102        Esther Hill sweeping 4 months                                   13.00
No 103        Miss Horido Reyes 5 mo's sal   75.00
No 104        Miss L V Jones 2 mo's less 4 days sal                           27.28
No 105        Rev Sisters St Josh 1 mo's sal                                   75.00
No 106        Cha F. Perpall Stationary and stamps                            1.23
No 107        James Morrice work done on Peabody school                   26.00
No 108        Michael Laules removing ? from schools                            5.50
No 109        James Morrice bal on work                                   26.90
Running total 3913.18
No 110        Domingo Stephens cleaning priveys                            2.50
No 111        Mrs Bloomfield Books                                            3.82
No 112        Chs F Perpall Stamps and Stationary                            3.29
No 113        Esther Hill scouring                                            5.00
No 114  Martha Hypher (?) scouring schools                            2.00

GRAND TOTAL 3929.79

1881
Schools in St. Johns County ... 1881 - 1882

St. Augustine .. No. 1                Principal - George H. Frick
Teachers:        Miss M. Watkins
Miss Fannie Rogero
Miss M. L. Dunham
Catholic Dept:        Miss Aloysio Andreu
Miss. T. Hernandez
Miss M. France
Miss Gertrude Capo

St. Augustine .. No. 2                Principal - Jacob Jordan
Teachers:        Miss L. C. Fleming
Miss Mary E. Pomar

Fruit Cove .. No. 4                        Principal - none
Teacher:        Miss Sadie Read

Sampson Branch .. No. 6
Teacher:        Miss N. H. Patterson

Mill Creek  ..  No. 7
Teacher:        Miss L. E. Rolf

??  .. No. 8                                                1882
Teacher:        Miss L. V. Jones


Near Picolata  ..  No. 9
Teacher:        Miss R. L. Speissegger

Tocoi Creek  ..  No. 11
Teacher:        Morris E. Cone [?] or Monice

Colson Branch  ..  No. 12
Teacher:        Miss Nellie Mickler

Moccasin Branch  ..  No. 13
Teacher:        Miss L. E. Watkins
Resigned / replaced by:  Miss G. P. Battle

Cowpen Branch  ..  No. 14
Teacher:        Miss Mary Jencks

Matanzas .. No. 15
Teacher:        Mrs M. R. Groves [or Graves]

Pellicer Creek  ..  No. 16
Teacher:        Miss Mattie Carter

Piney Grove, Moultrie Creek  ..  No. 17
Teacher:  Rev. L. W. Moon

Trout Creek  ... No. 21
Teacher:        Miss L. V. Jones

Bakersville  ..  No. 22
Teacher:        Mrs H. B. Davies

Magnolia Hall  ..  No. 24
Teacher:        Miss Florida Reyes

Moses Creek   ..  No. 25
Teacher:        Miss Lula Dupont

Another Addition to School #1
St Augustine Fla Oct 24th 1881

To The Honbl President
and members of the City council
Gentlemen:

I herewith beg most respectfully to represent to your "Honorable Body" the inadequacy of the Peabody School house,
and the imperative necessity of an addition being part to it. The present state and county contribution to educational
purposes, proves entirely inadequate for useful purposes and the Board of Public Instruction can not expend one dollar
outside of paying the teachers employed, and such incidentals as naturally arise.

The interest involved in our public schools being very vital, it seems to me, to be a legitimate, and necessary
consequence that they should be regarded by the City, as to their advancement; and for this reason I appeal to your
Honorable body, for assistance in the premises. I have been informed, that at the out going of the present board of
Councilmen. there will probably be a surplus of money. If such is the case as an intelligent body I have every reason to
believe that your love for education will predominate, and when you will have taken into consideration the presessing
embarrassments with which the Board of Education is surrounded appropriate a certain amount out of your Treasury for
the purpose set forth in this petition.

Hoping that this my petition may be favorably considered, I have the honor to be.  Very Respectfully
Your obd servtt
Chalz F. Perpall
Co Supt of Schools
St. Johns Co
Fla.
* * *
St. Johns County School Teachers 1882
Oct 2                School No 1 St. Augustine - Principal Geo. A Frick, 1st Assistant Miss M                         Watkins, Primary
Department Miss Fannie Rogero, Assistant Miss Nellie                         Mickler

School No 1 Catholic Department Sister Alegisa Andreu, F Hurnandez M,                         Fance, G. Capo
School No 2 - St. Augustine - Principal Jacob C Jordan, 1st Assistant, Miss                         M. E. Pomar, 2nd Assistant
Miss Anita Rolf
School No 3 - Fruit Cove Samuel Henley
School No. 8  Coxcetterville - Miss L V. Jones
School No 10 - Near Picolata - Moses Jones, replaced by Saml W. Alvarez
School No 14        Cowpen Branch - L W Moss - resigned replaced by Miss                         Nellie Pellicer
School No 15 Matanza - Miss Belle Floyd resigned replaced by Dr J S                         Lanning
School No 16 Pellicer Creek - Miss Mattie Carter
Oct 9                School No. 26 Diego - John W. David
Nov 6                School No 13 Moccasin Branch - Rev Sister Clotilda
Nov 8                School No 11 - Tocoi Creek N A Patterson
Nov 13        School No 25 - Moses Creek - Miss B Dupont, replaced by Mr. John P                         Weeks
Nov 20        School No. 17 - Piney Grove Moultrie Creek - Miss Iva Rainey
1883 January 1st        School No. 9 - Picolata - Mrs. H. B. Davis
Jan 8                School No. 22 - Bakersville - Miss E. B. Jones
__________________________

St. Johns County Schools Teachers 1883-84
Oct 1    School No 2 - St. Augustine - Miss Emma R Caughley, Assistant Miss H. D. Barton
Trustees Dr. Dewitt Web, Benjamin Rily, F Johnson
School No. 9 - Near Picolata - Mrs. H. B. Davis
Trustee - Norman Fitzhough and James F Lowell                
School No 10 - Near Picolata (colored) - S W Alvarez
Trustees - Peter Sanks and Filo Sanks
School No 11 - Tocoi Creek - Mrs. Alice Costuma
Trustees - James Craft and Wm H?
School No 12 - St. Augustine - Sister M Magdaline, Gertrude Capo, Theresa Hernandez, Alogsia Andreu
School No 13 - Moccasin Branch - Rev Sister Clotilda
Trustees - E Masters and H C Rogero
School No 17 - Piney Grove, Moultrie - Mrs. R. D. Murry
Trustees - Geo C Middleton and Wm Middleton
School No 23 - Bakersville - M E Greenwood
School No 26 - Diego - John W. David
Trustees Robt D. Mickler, Antonio Mier
School No 27 - Durbin - Miss Emily V Mullin
Trustees - John W Smith, John Adams
School No 28 - Casacola - Mrs John Mickler
Trustees - Frank Genovar
Oct 2        School No 25 - Moses Creek - Miss Nellie Pellicer
Trustees - William Walker and Riley Carter
Oct 8        School No. 1 - St. Augustine - J S Cowdon Principal, 1st assistant Miss M. C. Watkins, Principal Primary
Department Miss Fannie Rogero, Assistant  Miss Nellie Mickler
Trustees - Dr. J K. Rainey and Peter Arnau
School No. 14 - Cowpen Branch - Miss E. C. Rogers
School No 16 - Pellicer Creek Frank L Mitchell
Trustees - Jno Simmion, Tilmno Caster
Nov 6     School No 8 - Coxcetterville - Miss Mary E. Pomar resigned, Miss Pacetti.
Trustees - Peter Pacetti and Wm Pacetti

St. Johns County Public Schools and Teachers 1884-85
1884  Oct 1     School No. 13 - Moccasin Branch - Sister Clotelda
Oct 3                School No. 14 - Cowpen Branch - ?
School No 22 - Bakersville Miss Lula Nessler
Oct 6                School No 1 - Principal Walter E Kinblo, 1st assistant Miss Elizabeth H  Allen, Primary department Miss
Fannie Rogero, Miss Alice Costumra, Miss Lightfoot Watkins
School No 2 - St. Augustine Principal Miss Emma R Canghey, 1st Assistant Miss Helen Barton, 2d Mrs. Dima Grant, Miss
Ema Caughey
School No 4 - Fruit Cove - Miss Eugenia D Grove
School No 6 - Sampson Branch - Miss Maggie Mullin
School No 8 - Coxcetterville  - Miss Anta Relf, resigned Miss Millanie Rogero
School No 10 - N Picolata - Mis Sandy M Alvarez
School No 11 - Tocoi Creek - William Craft
School No 12 - St. Augustine - sister M Magdalin, Gertrude Capo, Theresa Hernandez, Aloysia Andreu
School No 15 Mantanzas Mrs Mary Rose Graves
School No 16 Pellicer Creek - Miss Ida Parkes
School No 17 Monthie Creek - M E Greenwood
School No 26 Diego - John David
School No 27 - Durbin Swamp - Miss Emiley V Mullin
School No 28 Casecola - Mrs. M. C. Clark
School No 29 Red House Branch - Miss Nellie O'Hern resigned, Miss Mary Pomar
Oct 12                School No 9 - Picolata - Mrs M B Powell
Oct 13                School No 25 - Moses Creek - C. E. Stubbs, resigned Miss Nellie Pellicer
Nov 3                School No 30 - Hewlette Branch - Miss Grace Elliott
Dec 1                School No 3 - Fruit Cove - Miss Mary Francis Dixon
1885        Jan 12                School No 18 (col) Florence - W A Flemming

Colored No. 2, Located on Spanish Street w/115 pupils
Principal:  Miss Emma R. Caughey, Teachers: Miss Helen Barton
Miss Mary E. Howard
Trustees De Dewitt Webb and Benjamin Riley
High School, No. 1 (St. Augustine)
Located at Hospital Street w/145 pupils
Principal Walter E, Knibloe, Teachers Miss Mary Brown, Miss Hortensia  Rogero, Miss Grace Elliott
Trustee Dr. J. K. Rainey

Board of Public Instruction
County Supt. Peter Arnau
Commrs:  A Lopez (Chairman), John Allen, L. A. Colee, M. S. Usina, W. S. M.Pinkham (C Pomar was treasurer for the
Board of Public instruction).

By March 1, 1883 all county school boards had to have uniform texts for their counties p94
The school law of 1889 made it obligatory upon the county boards of education to require elementary physiology and
hygiene to be taught in every public school in their respective counties.

W. S. Cawthon received a Life Certificate from the State Board on 3/28/1898.  First St. Johns teacher recognized by
state.

June 2 '84
To the President and members of the City Council of the City of St. Augustine State of Florida,

Gentlemen
I would beg leave to say that I am intending to attend the "National Teacher's Association" which meets in Madison
Wisconsin during the month of July this year and that I wish your honorable body to authorize me to extend an invitation
including the hospitality of the Ancient City to the said "National Teachers Association". to hold the mid-winter session in
this City of St. Augustine Fla.

Should your honorable body  commission your petitioner  as its agent he shall do his utmost to influence the said body
to meet here duing the holidays at any rate it would advertise our city and state no little.

I am with great respect
Yours  ? respy

J. S. Corrodon

Colored No. 2
Located on Spanish Street w/115 pupils
Principal:  Miss Emma R. Caughey
Teachers: Miss Helen Barton
Miss Mary E. Howard
Trustees De Dewitt Webb and Benjamin Riley

High School, No. 1 (St. Augustine)
Located at Hospital Street w/145 pupils
Principal Walter E, Knibloe
Teachers Miss Mary Brown
Miss Hortensia Rogero
Miss Grace Elliott
Trustee Dr. J. K. Rainey

Board of Public Instruction
County Supt. Peter Arnau
Commrs:  A Lopez
John Allen
L. A. Colee
M. S. Usina
W. S. M. Pinkham

Money received for School purposes for 1885-86
Amt in treasury Oct 1, 1885                  $    10.71
County School Tax                         $6,094.23
General School Tax                        $   676.66
Sale of Books                                $     47.34
Common School Fund                $    769.92
Lawton Fund                                $      72.00
Total                                $7,670.86

Under the Constitution of 1885, two normal schools were established--that for white teachers at DeFuniak Springs, and
that for colored students at Tallahassee

St. Johns County Teachers and Schools 1885-1886
Oct 5                School No 1. St Augustine - Walter E Knibloe, 1st assistant Mary B Brown, Principal Primary Miss Fannie
Rogero, Assistant Grace Elliott
School No 2 St. Augustine - Principal Miss Emma R. Caughey, 1st  Assistant Helen Barton, Mary E. Howard
School No 3 (Col) Fruit Cove - John Hulin
School No 4 Fruit Cove - Miss Fannie Read
School No 6 - Sampson Branch - Miss Maggie Mullin
School No 8 - Coxcetterville - Miss Millanie Rogero
School No 11- Tocoi Creek - Wm Craft
School No 12 - St. Aug - Sr M Magdalin, M Teresa Hernandez, M Gertrude Capo, M. Elizabeth Fitzsimmons
School No. 13 - Moccasin Branch - Sister Clotilda
School No. 14 - Cowpen Branch - Mr. M. E. Greenwood
School No 15 - Matanzas - Mrs. Mary Rose Graves
School No 16 - Pellicer Creek - Chas J Dupont
School No 17 - Moultrie Creek - Miss Sadie M. Clendenning
School No 18 - Col. Florance - Mr. W. A. Flemming
School No 21 - Trout Creek - Miss Sadie McIntyre
School No 22 - Bakersville - Mr. Howard Mosley
School No 25 - Moses Creek - Miss Ida Parker
School No 26 - Deigo - Lewis Mickler
School No 27 - Durbin Swamp - Miss Emily V. Mullins
School No 28 - Casecola - Mrs. M. C. Clark
School No 29 - Red-House Branch - Miss Lightfoot Watkins
School No 30 - Hewlett Branch - Miss Minnie Carter
Oct 12                School No 10 - Col. Picolata - Sandy W. Alveraz
Oct 31                School No 31 - Col. Switzerland - M. A. Clark
Nov 16        School No 9 - Picolata - Miss Annie L Klipolin

1886 St. Johns County Teachers:
Lightfoot Watkins, Howard Misley, William Craft, Jas B Sevillie, Miss Mollie D Sheekes, Miss Mary E Hines, R C
Willliamson, W A Flemming, Miss Ella Old, Miss Grace Elliott, Miss S. M. Allen, R C Butler, Walter Kimbloe, Miss Mellie
Spencer, Miss Helen Barten, Miss Mary E Howard,  Miss Ida Parker, Miss Annie Ashton, Mrs. E. D. Coxelter, Miss. S.
Mllen, J B Sevillie, W A Flemming, R E Butler, Mrs. Florina Mullin, Miss Annita Flynn, Miss Jula Shonp, Mrs. M. B. Powell,
Sister Clotilda, Miss Ida Parker, R. C Williamson, Miss Emily V. Mullins, Miss Annie Ashton,  Mrs. E. D. Coxetter, Laura
Papy, Laura Dupont, Minnie Carter, W A Adams, Miss Ella Old, Miss Mollie Spooner, C J Dupont, Mrs. R. M.                
Graves, Miss T Rogero

Peter Arnau - Superintendent                

Amount in treasury Oct 1, 1886             $1,402.98
Received Co School Tax                     $5,974.63
Received W D Barnes Comptroler             $3,639.69
Received Justice fines                             $    201.00
Received
Lawton School Fund             $      72.00
TOTAL                     $11,290.20
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