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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 71

15. The American Union Commission: Its Origin, Operations and Purposes. Organized to Aid in the Restoration of the Union upon the Basis of Freedom, Industry, Education, and Christian Morality (New York: Sanford, Harroun & Co., 1865). (24 p.)

History of a relief agency organized to help people, black and white, who had been displaced by the war. This organization later merged with the American Freedmen’s Aid Union to form the Freedmen’s Union Commission. A copy of the Commission’s constitution appears on the inside of the back cover. The names of Commission agents in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, New Haven, Nashville, and Richmond are printed on the back. (The collection has another copy of this pamphlet in volume 19 [no. 6].)