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Indiana Friends Commission
Freedmen Relief
from the American Missionary Vol 37, Issue 2 (Feb 1883)

The Friends, true to the principles of the founder of their denomination, George Fox, entered at once the opened door
for relieving the physical necessities of the Freedmen, and at length established schools among them; but when the
public schools furnished the education, they gradually withdrew. They now maintain Southland College, Helena, Ark.,
with 277 Pupils, a school in Maryville, Tenn. with 13 Instructors and 211 Pupils, and one in Philadelphia with 291 Pupils
with the supervision of 22 other schools in the South sustained for several months in the year.
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