Craven County Digital History Exhibit

Common Schools in Craven County, 1850

Title: Common Schools in Craven County

Creator: Lane, John T.

Subject: Education--North Carolina--Craven County

Description: Broadside detailing the progress of the Common Schools of Craven County during the year.

Publisher: Craven County. Board of Superintendents of Common Schools

Date: January 12, 1850.

Type: Text

Format: 1 page.

Identifier: ms24-1850School

Source: Purchase.

Coverage: Craven County (N.C.)

Rights: Permission to use this item must be obtained from the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson Street, New Bern, NC 28560.

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COMMON SCHOOLS IN CRAVEN COUNTY.

BELOW will be found a table exhibiting the amount that was due each district in this county from the Common School fund on the 1st day of October last. In submitting it, the Board of Superintendents take occasion to remark that while they have some cause to rejoice upon the success of the Common School system in this county, they have sources of deep mortification. While some of our citizens are availing themselves of all the advantages presented to them and are giving their children that education which so justly belongs to them, there are too many who are entirely neglecting it. It is enough to make the heart sick to look at the returns made from some of the School districts and to see how many children are absent from the School. There are parents among us who make daily, every exertion to accumulate property for their off-spring, and yet entirely fail to give them what will be to them immensely of more benefit! What amount of property can pay a man for the want of an education? Let any one ask himself the question, which he

would rather part with--his property or his education, and there is not an individual who would not unhesitatingly prefer the former. That youth is rich, who arrives at manhood with good habits and a liberal education, and he is indeed poor, though possessing any amount of wealth, without them. A majority of the persons who are distinguished in this country, have raised themselves to their present eminence by their own exertions, and the aid of Common Schools. The road to honor and usefulness is closed only to the ignorant and uninformed--so, let us lay the foundation of a good education for our children to build upon, then they may, by proper exertion render themselves useful citizens.

The Board have seen many instances in this County of children possessing a high order of intellect and it is to them a source of deep regret to see it uncultivated. Our State suffers a great loss from this waste of mental treasure.

THE COMMON SCHOOL FUND.

Number of  1845 1846 1847 1848 1849 Whole Amount     Number of 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849 Whole Amount.
District   $ cts $ cts $ cts $ cts $ cts     District $ cts $ cts $ cts $ cts $ cts $ cts
1       61.00 36.00 97.00     23       61.00 36.00 97.00
2 15.25 15.00 7.00 61.00   98.25     24         36.00 36.00
3         36.00 36.00     25         36.00 36.00
4     14.00 1.00 36.00 51.00     26         36.00 36.00
5       35.00 36.00 71.00     27         36.00 36.00
6     19.00 61.00   80.00     28       1.00 36.00 37.00
7         36.00 36.00     29         [torn] 36.00
8         36.00 36.00     30         36.00 36.00
9         36.00 36.00     31         36.00 36.00
10       2.00 108.00 110.00     32         36.00 36.00
11   63.00 4.00 61.00 36.00 164.00     33   4.98   61.00 36.00 101.98
12     22.98 61.00   83.98     34       55.00 36.00 91.00
13         36.00 36.00     35     51.50 61.00 36.00 148.50
14     14.00 61.00 36.00 111.00     36         36.00 36.00
15     45.50 1.00 36.00 82.50     37       1.00 36.00 37.00
16     7.00 41.00 36.00 84.00     38         36.00 36.00
17         36.00 36.00     39 7.00   67.00 61.00   135.00
18       61.00 36.00 97.00     40       1.00 36.00 37.00
19         36.00 36.00     41         36.00 36.00
20         36.00 36.00     42         36.00 36.00
21     62.45     62.45     43     24.00 61.00   85.00
22       61.00 36.00 97.00     44       61.00 36.00 97.00

By order of the BOARD,

JOHN T. LANE, Chairman.

January 12th, 1850.


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