To the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia for the
The Monthly Meeting having repeatedly
encouraged the committee who have charge of the school for
Black People and their descendants, to look out for a lot on
which a more commodious school house could be erected,
they have since their last report, made increased effots
to procure a suitable scite.
They have now the satisfaction to state
that a lot has been purchased, situated at the corner of
Locust and Rhasberry streets, running south to a fifteen
feet alley, called Shields' Alley.
It is 40 feet on Locust St. by 100 ft. on
Rhasberry St. and is occupied by a large Black Smith shop
fronting Locust St.and two frame tenements on Shields' Alley,
the whole now renting for 324 dollars per annum.
In consequence of its having been sold at
public sale, they were unable to consult the monthly meeting
before making the purchase.
They have paid for it 43.00 dollars; this sum
having been temporarily loaned to the Committee for the
purpose, by two friends, and it has been, for the present,
conveyed to two of the committee.
The situation is considered an eligible one.
The lot is larger than wil probably be deemed necessary,
for the accommodation of the school house, and it is