The New Freedmens Bureau Bill

February 3, 1868


The New Freedmen's Bureau Bill declares all future goals of the Bureau. The Bureau's main goal is to provide education for all children of the freedmen.


The New Freedmen's Bureau Bill. The first section provides for the continuance of the Bureau for one year after July 16, 1868. The second section directs the Secretary of War to withdraw the Bureau from States represented in Congress unless, after consultation with the Commissioner and upon his own examination, he is satisfied that it should be continued; provided that the educational division shall not be effected until suitable provision is made within the State for the education of the children of freedmen. The third section permits the Commissioner to apply unexpended balances not required for the due execution of the law for educational purposes, subject to the provisions of law Applicable thereto.
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Mallory Haskins


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“The New Freedmens Bureau Bill,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed December 6, 2022,