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" ... agricultural pursuits. That portion of the people identified with the cultivation of the soil, however changed in condition by the revolution through which we are passing, is not relieved from the necessity of toil, which is the condition of existence... "
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union ... - Page 230
by United States. War Department, Fred Crayton Ainsworth - 1972
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Camp-fire and Cotton-field: Southern Adventure in Time of War: Life with the ...

Thomas Wallace Knox - Coton -- Culture - 1865 - 524 pages
...necessity of toil, which is the condition of existence with all the children of God. The revolution has altered its tenure, but not its law. This universal...highest right in the choice and place of employment, he mast be held to the fulfillment of his engagements, until released therefrom by the Government. The...
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The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents ..., Volume 7

Frank Moore - United States - 1865
...necessity of toil, which is the condition of existence with all the children of God. The revolution has altered its tenure but not its law. This universal...suppressed. Having exercised the highest right in the choice ¡md place of employment, he must be held to the fulfilment of his engagements until released therefrom...
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CAMP-FIRE AND COTTON-FIELD: SOUTHERN ADVENTURE IN TIME OF WAR

THOMAS W. KNOX - 1865
...necessity of toil, which is the condition of. existence with all the children of God. The revolution has altered its tenure, but not its law. This universal...be suppressed. Having exercised the highest right i in the choice and place of employment, he must be held to the fulfillment of his engagements, until...
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Freedom: Volume 2, Series 1: The Wartime Genesis of Free Labor: The Upper ...

Ira Berlin, Steven Hahn, Thavolia Glymph, Joseph P. Reidy, René Hayden, Steven F. Miller, Leslie S. Rowland, Julie Saville - History - 1993 - 775 pages
...payment of only half wages, with the remainder withheld until after the harvest. Once a laborer had "exercised the highest right in the choice and place...employment, he must be held to the fulfillment of his engagements.'"60 Rather than resolving all differences, the new rules became objects of contention,...
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Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861 ..., Volume 1; Volume 3

1990
...necessity of toil, which is the condition of existence with all the children of God. The revolution has altered its tenure, but not its law. This universal...terms, by the Government, under whose protection the laborers rests secure in his rights. Indolence, disorder and crime, will be suppressed. Having exercised...
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Slaves No More: Three Essays on Emancipation and the Civil War

Ira Berlin - History - 1992 - 243 pages
...payment of only half wages, with the remainder withheld until after the harvest. Once a laborer had "exercised the highest right in the choice and place...must be held to the fulfillment of his engagements. "l6° Rather than resolving all differences, the new rules became objects of contention, as both planters...
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Free to Work: Labor Law, Emancipation, and Reconstruction, 1815-1880

James D. Schmidt - History - 1998 - 331 pages
...children of God." The revolution of the war had not altered basic social arrangements, Banks declared. "This universal law of labor will be enforced upon...protection the laborer rests secure In his rights." 18 Again, the general saw freedpeople not only as former slaves but as unemployed agricultural laborers....
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