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[196] The Educational Commission of Boston. The Port Royal Relief of Philadelphia. The American Freedmen's Aid Commission.

The Freedmen's Aid Commission of Western Pennsylvania and adjacent parts of West Virginia.

The Western Freedmen's Aid Commission. The Northwestern Freedmen's Aid Commission. The National Freedmen's Aid Commission. The National Freedmen's Relief Association of New York. The Emancipation League of Massachusetts. The New England Freedmen's Aid Society. The Pennsylvania Freedmen's Relief Association.

The Baltimore Association of Moral and Educational Improvement of the Colored People.

Delaware Freedmen's Association. The Ladies' Aid Society of Philadelphia. Friends' Relief Association.

Besides these our large church bodies formed, each within its own community, what they called a Freedmen's Department; so that there existed for many years Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal, Catholic, Presbyterian, and Unitarian Freedmen's Departments.

The Congregational churches, as well as many individuals from the outside, habitually used the American Missionary Association for their channel of freedmen's work.

In Great Britain there was in operation for some years the Freedmen's Society of Great Britain and Ireland. This society, being central, with its main office in London, was fed by numerous other freedmen's aid societies in the United Kingdom. Its contribution to us exceeded $800,000.

It is not possible to sum up with any accuracy the generous gifts for the indigent classes found in the South and Middle West prior to the operation of

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