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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 90

3. Report by the Committee of the Contrabands’ Relief Commission of Cincinnati, Ohio, Proposing a Plan for the Occupation and Government of Vacated Territory in the Seceded States (Cincinnati, OH: Gazette Steam Printing House, 1863). (16 p.)

Proposal for confiscating property vacated by Confederates as the Union army advances and rented or leased to loyal white men from the North, who would then pay freedmen to work the land. “By this mode an emigration of free and loyal men would introduce industry and enterprise in every part of the conquered States.”