Refuge for Negro Children

October 23, 1866


An orphanage for black children that was forced to close last spring has reopened and is accepting 25-50 children. The orphanage was previously under the control of the Freedmen's Bureau.


Refuge for Negro Children.--The orphanage which opened for colored children last winter under the care of the Freedmen's Bureau, and closed in the spring, has been reopened, and will have from twenty to fifty "refugees," taking the average which prevailed during last winter.
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