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from American Missionary Vol 37, Issue 2:

The "Protestant Episcopal Freedmen's Commission" was organized October, 1865, and in a few months it opened
schools in Petersburg, Va., Wilmington and Raleigh, N. C. The first year the teachers numbered 23, and the scholars,
day and night, 1,600. The Committee for Domestic Missions (under whose care this work now is), reported in 1882, 2
normal schools with 8 teachers each, and 11 schools with one teacher each. The normal schools are at Raleigh, N. C.,
and at Petersburg, Va.