Stone Collection: Volume 7 - Item 11
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11. James E. Yeatman, Suggestions of a Plan of Organization for Freed Labor, and the Leasing of Plantations along the Mississippi River, under a Bureau or Commission to be Appointed by the Government (St. Louis, MO: Western Sanitary Commission, 1864). (8 p.)
Twenty-three recommendations in regard to freedmen working on abandoned plantations, including the specification of wages and the provision of clothing, food, and medical care. A newspaper clipping containing an exchange of letters between the author and the Hon. Henry T. Blow (U.S. Representative from Missouri) concerning leased plantations is tipped in on page 5.