Notice from B.F. Whitner of Tallahassee about a fund for the education of poor and indigent children

Notice from B.F. Whitner of Tallahassee about a fund for the education of poor and indigent children

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School Charity
The Court of Equity in Leon County, has taken under its
care and control a fund which the undersigned, as Master in
Chancery, is directed to lend for the term of five years at 8
per cent. interest, payable half yearly, secured by bond and
mortgage on real estate; and he is now ready to receive ap-
plications for that purpose.
He is also directed "to appropriate the interest arising from
this fund to the education of poor and indigent children resi-
ding within the limits of the city of Tallahassee." He there-
fore desires to be informed, without delay, of all the children
entitled to the benefits of this charity; and of the terms &c.
upon which teachers are willing to receive and instruct them.
On Saturday the 1st day of July he will attend at the Court House to close contracts for school-
ing, &c., to the end of the year, and wishes teachers interested, and the children with their parents or guar-
dians to meet him there at 11 o'clock in the morning.
B.F. Whitner,
Tallahassee, 16th June, 1848 Master in Chancery.

Source

State Library of Florida: Florida Collection, BR0133

Description

Notice published by B.F. Whitner, Master in Chancery in Leon County, regarding a fund having been set up to provide for the education of poor and indigent children in Tallahassee. Whitner was authorized to make loans from the fund, and the interest was what would pay for the education. Whitner wanted to know who was entitled to receive benefits from the fund, and on what terms teachers would accept them as pupils.