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 Resource Type: Text
 Decade: 1810-1819
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Petition for building a school for the poor]

[Petition for building a school for the poor]

Date: January 12, 1818
Creator: unknown
Description: The citizens of Northumberland County agree to a charter allowing another academy of the same name within the same county for the poor. The funding is discussed and the land that was for public use will be used. Petitioners are against the school being built with public funds and believe that the poor should be paying for their school. The petitioners believe that in building the school it would go against the legislation of the county. The author gives examples of cases that disprove the petitioners evidence.
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