To the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia
for the Southern District
IN [con...?] of the decrease of several
Friends, who have stood in the capacity of trustees, it has
become necessary to renew the trusts for some of the property
belonging to the schools for Black people and their descendants.
The overseers of these schools therefor propose, that the
Monthly Meetings direct Jacob Justice, John Paul, Philip Garret,
and Joseph [Hewell ?] to transfer to Henry Cope, Samual Holgate,
Thomas Wood, Thomas Evans, Samuel B. Morris, Earl Shinn and
Blakey [Sharplies?], all the property now held by them in trust
for the use of said schools.
They also propose that the last named
Friends - Henry Cope, Samuel Holgate, Thomas Wood, Thomas
Evans, Samuel B. Morris, Earl Shinn and Blakey Sharplies
be appointed to receive in trust any of the ground rents on
real estate, that the Overseers for the time being may from
time to time think proper to convey to them, for the benefit
and support of said schools.
If the Monthly Meeting should [adopt ?]
the foregoing propositions, all the ground rents and real estate,
excepting those which are held by the school corporation, will be
vested in one set of trustees.
Signed by direction on behalf of the committee
WM H Brown, Clerk
Philada 4 mo "5" 1844