Agreement between planters, slaves, New Orleans, 1863Item 75056 info
Maine Historical Society
By early 1863, the military occupation supported slaves being paid for their work on plantations.
An agreement between planters and the U.S. Sequestration Commission called for slaves to return to plantations and work for one year for a set amount of pay or a portion of the year's crop.
The agreement was to be signed by the planter.