From the Richmond Enquirer, 9/27/1861, p. 3, c. 4
THE BETHEL SUNDAY SCHOOL. - This valuable institution, the location of which is at the corner of Cary and Twentieth streets, has maintained its successful operation, despite the difficulties of the times. It now numbers about 80 scholars, chiefly from among the children of indigent parents, who are thus instructed not only in the principles of morality, but also in the rudiments of a more worldly, but not less important education. The Superintendent has labored with much zeal during the summer, aided only by a few Christian ladies, who have devoted themselves earnestly to the advancement of these poor children. If sufficient teachers could be procured, much good would undoubtedly be accomplished among a large and much exposed class.