Jonathan J. Wright To Rev. S. Hunt Report on the 128th Regt USCT March 2, 1866
American Missionary Association
Beaufort S. C. March 2d 1866
Rev. S. Hunt:
Dear Sir, I am sorry to say I think this is the last report I shall be able to send of the 128th regt U. S. C. T. The 33d regt who has been at Charleston Fort Sumpter, and Morris Island has been mustered out of the service, and they have gone to take the places of those it is supposed and the maj think that it will be impossible to have school but I am going on tomorrow to see for myself what can be done. The men are very much interested in their studies, and I think if they could have a good teacher for six month, one hundred of them would be able to teach a common school. There is but one school in Beaufort that I have visited this school year and if the children in the other schools on the island are making as rapid progress as they are in that school, the time is near at hand , when the money that the various societies expend to send teachers here, they can use to send missionaries to foreign lands. My health is very poor and my physician I will be obliged to come North a while, Yours for humanity, and the cause of the Freedmen Jonathan J. Wright.