Contrabands at Port Royal

Rev. Dr. Strickland writes from Port Royal:

“Extensive preparations are being made here for the accommodation of the slaves of the district. Long rows of houses, capable of containing hundreds of contrabands, have been erected west of the encampment of the provost marshall, and we infer from this that all who have been left on the islands will be sent here for safe keeping. One end of the building on the east is partitioned off for church and school purposes, having all the appointments necessary therefor.”

(Liberator, February 21, 1862, pg 3)