Creator

Date Original

1867

Description

This collection contains a contract with the Freedmen's Bureau. It includes a list of the freedmen employed and their wages.

Biographical/Historical Note

In this contract between Henry Morscheimer and the Freedmen's Bureau, Morscheimer agrees to pay the freed blacks on his plantation in Ashley County, Arkansas, in exchange for their labor. One of the main purposes of the Freedmen's Bureau during Reconstruction was to provide labor contracts in order to ensure that the former slaves could earn a living and support their families.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Ashley County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.012.006

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Henry Morschheimer contract [photocopy], SMC.012.006

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Henry Morschheimer contract [photocopy], Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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