This transcription has been completed. Contact us with corrections.
5 Planters and Laborers are now settling down to plantation work, and for some time pretty much all my energies will be directed to the issue of Provisions on Liens. It is hoped that you may be able to furnish a larger supply of the same." Laurensville, Bureau Sub District of Bvt. Colonel J.R. Edie, U.S.A. Sub Asst. Commissioner Complaints Mr. W.F. DeKnight, Agent at Greenville, reports: "Nothing of material importance occurred during the month. There have been the usual host of petty complaints, on all sides; and several various difficulties have been quietly adjusted by me. A marked disinclination on the part of the whites to have their contracts with the freedmen executed under the auspices of the Bureau has been disclosed. Thus it will be seen by my Report of Contracts, but two have been submitted to me for approval during the month. It has likewise been discovered, that while it is true some written contracts may have been entered into between the two classes, still a large number of freedmen last year have been, and now again this year, are working on more verbal agreements. As a natural consequence, this has for the past season given rise to serious misunderstandings and afforded the very opportunity often evidently desired for the one party, viz: the Employer, to
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact email@example.com.