Letter from the Negro School Oversight Committee to the Monthly Meetings in Philadelphia

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Date: 16 May 1794 [unknown]
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To the Monthly Meetings in Philadelphia

The Friends appointed to the care and oversight of the Negro school having in the course of their attention tot he service, had frequent occasion to feel the difficulties that occur in the discharge of their pecuniary engagements with that punctuality that the advantage and reputation of hte Instaitution calls for, and it appearing that annuities bequeathed to the Incorporate Board of Overseers for the use of the school are often (through the multiplicity of concerns devolved upon that Body) not so seasonably obtained as our circumstances at times require, we therefore believed it right to propose for consideration that an Act of Incorporation subject to the direction of the monthly meetings might be obtained, which we apprehend would be one means of increasing our Funds. Thro' the aid of donations whicha Permanent Object would induce, whereby we should be enabled cnosiderably to extend the benevolent designs of the Institution.
Submitted to the Meetings
5 Month 16 day 1794
Samuel Sansom
John Field
Jonathan Willis Jun'r
Ben Dorrey
William Garrigues
Joseph Bacon
Thomas P Bartram
Timothy Paxson
James Bringhurst
Jn'o Morton
Jon'a Evans jun'r
Benaja Bryant

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