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Bekner, P.E. (fl. 1865) To the hands employed or expect to be employed on Mr. Gibson's plantations

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04501.035 Author/Creator: Bekner, P.E. (fl. 1865) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 March 1865 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter from the office of the Provost Marshall orders the hands on the three plantations to go to work whether or not they have an agreement. Accompanied by a U.S. Military telegraph envelope addressed to Tobias Gibson with a docket date of October 31, 1862.

Full Transcript: Excerpt:
"...It having come to my knowledge that the hands employed on Mr. Gibson's Plantations (3 respectively) refuse to work until the agreement required by General Orders, Head Quarters, Department of ...the Gulf, are made. I hereby order that those hands that intend to work for Mr. Gibson for the ensuing year under existing regulations or under such agreement as they may make with their employers, go to work immediately.
Any Hands that do not wish to work for Mr. Gibson, on being reported tome will be reported to the office to be put upon such Plantations as may designate. "
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People: Gibson, Randall Lee, 1832-1892

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaUnion ForcesLaborAfrican American HistorySlaveryFreemenReconstructionMilitary LawAgriculture and Animal Husbandry

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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