In the letter Russell, an agent with the Freedmen's Bureau, informs Hall of a complaint from four of his contracted workers: "The 'Freedmen,' Frank Pfeaster, Abner, Ann, & Cicily have called my attention to the contract made between you & them last...
The passage includes excerpts from federal legislation dealing with the Freedmen's Bureau. "Rules and Regulations for Assistant Commissioners" stresses that "the officer should never forget that no substitute for slavery, like apprenticeship...
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