OF THE JOHN F. SLATER FUND. 7
Plan of Operation,
Resolved, That, for the present, this Board confine its aid to
such schools as are best fitted to prepare young colored men
and women to become useful to their race; and that institu¬
tions which give instruction in trades and other manual occu¬
pations, that will enable colored youths to make a living, and
to become useful citizens, be carefully sought out and preferred
in appropriations from this Fund; and that, so far as practi¬
cable, the scholars receiving aid from this foundation shall be
trained to some manual occupation simultaneously with their
mental and moral instruction; and that, to initiate the policy
set forth in this resolution, the sum of twenty thousand dollars
be appropriated and spent under the direction of the General
Agent during the year 1883.
Suggestions Requested from the General Agent.
Resolved, That the General Agent be requested to lay before
the members of this Board, thirty days before the next meet¬
ing, a statement, in type, of his observations and conclusions
on all the points which have been discussed to-day, with his
recommendations for the further action of the Board.
Resolved, That the Treasurer be instructed to honor the
drafts of the General Agent, Dr. A. G. Haygood, to the extent
of twenty thousand dollars, in such amounts and at such times
as he shall find necessary to carry out the objects set forth
in the resolutions passed at the meeting of the Trustees held
Resolved, That the seal, containing the portrait of Mr. J.
F. Slater, and the words " Trustees of the John F. Slater