When Freedom Cried Out:
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Contracts Report

Labor Contracts Circular Letter, 17 October 1865

An Act Regulating Contracts for Labor Approved November 1. 1866

An Act to provide for the employment of Convicts for petty offences. Approved November 12, 1866

An Act establishing a General Apprentice Law, and defining the obligations of Master and Mistress and Apprentice Approved October 27, 1866

An Act to define the offence of Vagrancy, and to provide for the punishment of Vagrants Approved November 8th, 1866

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