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Baton Rouge
Gazelle & Comet.
OFFICE ON THIRD STREET, OPPOSITE THE BRANCH OF THE LOUISIANA STATE BANK.
VOL. XLYII.
BATON ROUGE, LA., SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23, 1865. NO. 76.
and
PROFESSIONAL CAR DS.
j a tffjüUA ) J.ö. KIi«BO (, RNl£,
Baton Ronge, La. } Clinton, La.
FUQUA <fe KILBOURNK,
Attorneys & Counselors at L e W j
TïTILL orac.lc» In the Court» of the Parishes of
W K»»t anj Weit Baton Rouge, Iberville and
Xaat anil Wejjt Feliciana. *
DÜII« &. HEBRON,
ATTO KNEY S AT LAW,
covltt house square,
Baton Rouge, I.«.
BSSÄÄ
parishes, anu in the city of New Ortest*.
augl7-t ^ -—— ——
TUOMAH OR*«» T{)U
Davidson Sc Bynum,
attorney s at la w,
offl-c at Baton H our », La.
TXT ILL PRAOTICK IK TUB COURTSOTtg»
\V Florida, Parlvhas. 1
— w B0CSHiai .
j. o. STArroaD
STAFFORD & Bl'CKNER,
attorneys AT LAW,
Office, Cor. Laurel * Third Ste , op-.talrs,
BATON ROUGE, LA*
Bu,in«.* entrusted to them will "<" lT *,P; t £ P
attention. ——————
b ( çaAliï .
3 . w.
BliROESS & €IMNEÏ»
Atterneys and Counselors at Law,
0 f f ice on church street,
BET. CoNVSSTIO* » »OETH BOCI.SVAEP,
Baton KouB e » *«a.
A ÄÄrgg
Went Feliciana, Pointe Ooupée mna *
b« proenptly attended to.
SAMUEL IN GREVES,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Florida Street, Baton H our«, La.
, .iinnd to all business entrusted to kim
W^ÄUn Rouge and theadjol £g£r
I she«. __ -
c, ». FAVBOT,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
COURT HOUSE SQUARE,
; Baton ttauge, La.
WILL praetice in the Parishes of Kast and West
. » »•
of all claims, notes and accounts.
K«-Terence* I
W H P ik «, Jofir.i'H M ïhakb , \ fj ew Ofiean».
J. An. Itoziip, Voisi* 4 DauOisTj
n v£-tf
». w. mirKtrtB'icïe»
A. r. 00 »T*«8*
Knickerbocker & Converse,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
AND
C L 4 1 M AGENTS.
WILL notice in the several Courts of the Firth
Judiclkl District and in thu Bapreme Court
^Particular attention paid to the settlement of
successions, „ n
The h*v« also made arrangements in New Or
leans and Washington City for the successful pro*
ecu' ion and collection of
CLAIMS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.
Office on th* oornerof Fifth and Laurel street.
j bcï baton rooge, la.
CLAYTON B. EVATT.
Civil Bngineof
—AND—
CITY SURVEYOR,
Office with R. W. K kioekhbook »«, Esq.,
orner of F if til and Laurel street«,
baton rouge, la.
WILL attend promptly to all professional busi
ness entrusted to h m. »ug29-4m
W. iw. McMAIN & SON,
real estate brokers,
Accountants &• General Agents,
angl2-4tm 5 BATON ROUGE, LA.
jühn m. tracy,
Justice of the Peace,
SECOND WARD,
Paris!» of Kant Baton Hon);«.
OFFICE, COR. THIRD AND LAUREL 8TB.,
OP-STAIRS, OVCK TBI 8Ü» BTLUAKD SA1.00*.
f. a. nefhler,
Justice of the Pcace t
WARD No. ONE,
Office on Boulevard, foot of Third Street.
HAVING resumed business, I am ready to afc
tend to «11 business and suits, within the
«artiest delays ef the law. apf8
D lt. KRATZ,
OFFICE OS LAUREL STREET,
BETWKEN THIRD AND CHURCH,
( Opposite Mrt. Jones' Boarding Uoutt,)
JunM tf BATON ROITGE, LA.
Dr. J L. W. PHARES
SURGEON DENTIST,
OFFICE AT MRS. BONING'8,
Corner of Church and Florida Street»,
rj AVÏVfJ permanently located In
à. thin eity^ offert hl» «erT'ce* to
hi* friend* ire.«! the public fjenor
ally. Char«e* will he reasonable,
and all work guaranteed.
RMfurences—Dr. R. IL P at , Col ,T. O. F uqua , Dr.
0 K eats . decll-Bra-pd
NEW LARD !
I T RETAIL or by the k«g.
L novîl J08UCA BEAI.
A. 8. ABOBKB. **■ HItHDBRSON.
ARCHER & HENDERSON,
»4 < », î HTO.IO H )/iJU I n!
FOBWARU1NU <Si COMMISSION
merchants,
. i| t, '/ ff i f\
,—AND—>
GENERAL STEAMBOAT, COLLECTION
—AHD—
purchasing agents,
Third street, Baton Rouge, La.
%Ztai BT PÄRMI8SIO» TO :
Oapt. P. D. Pratt, I Oapt Jno. McLean, N .o.
" W. B. Richardson. | H W. Taylor, 0.
K. R. Beck with. Baton Rouge, La. a'.çlO
Jl. Jackson,
COTTON BUYER
<—And—.
COMMISSION MERCHANT.
CASH ADVANCES MADE ON
Shipments to his Friends in N. 0. and N. Y,
qgict. Corner of Laurel and Third Street«, I
(DSD ER Tai VERANDAH BOT EI.,)
#ug 12 BATOüi ROUGE, LA.
SIMON MENDELSOHN,
DEALER IN
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS,
Wines, Liqnors, Tobaccos, Cigars,
—AND—
Fj&JMLI.U*3T sxjfjpxjces,
OOBNSK LAFATITTI AN» FLORIDA STRKET8,
JunelT MATON BOU«E, LA.
JAMES J. D UND ASS,
WIIOLKtiAI.B AND ÜKTAIL DKALKR IM
GROCERIES,
— ARD—
western produce,
Wines, Liquors, Tobacco & Cigars.
"CITY BAKERY,"
COR NER OF MAIN AND LEVEE STREETS,
BATON ROUCE, LA.
julius o. bogel',
COMMISSION MERCHANT,
AND DKALlfR IA
Plantation and Family Supplies,
COR. MAIN AND LAFAYETTE 8TS.,
JulylS BATON ROUGE, LA,
JAMES MeVAY,
HARDWARE MERCHANT
and dealer in
Agricultural Implements,
WINDOW 8HADE3,
WALL PAPER, ETC.
CALLS respectfully the attention of tbe
public to hi* tarne and «Scellent stock of goods
pertaining to bis line of mere landise. lie be
speaks a liberal share of public patronage
8tore on Third street, opposite the building ot
the Louisiana State Bank. jo y I
P. OTTO,
COMMISSION MERCHANT,
*—and—'
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
dealer in
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING,
OBOOSS.ISS,
/—AND-n
PLANTATION SUPPLIES;
wines, liquors,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
CROCKERY AND TIE WARE,
AND ALL. KINDS OF
WESTERN PROD UCE,
Received per steamers almost daily.
F. otto respectfully announces to his friends
and customers and the ;>ub>io generally, th'it his
stote having been removed fron, its former stand,
adjoining Day's Drug store, to the larg* store and
ON THE BOUTii KAST COIlN KR OK THIRD AND
LADRKL STREETS,
He Is full, p-epared to keep on hand one of the
largest and most varied assortment of the »t>uve
articm to be fouad lu the city of Baton Rouge.
With his increased and increaiiog facilities f't
obtaining and storing morchindlie, he I« enabled
to meet ait present and future demand«, and there
for« Invites the sp'clst attention of purchaser* to
that fact, hoping by a spirit of accommodation to
plea«» ail. and to Always sell on as reasonable
terms as the state of the markets will permit, to
secure a lib ral share of régalai' patronage.
Please call before purchasing elsewhere
ADglO -tf
JYotar y Puhl le.
I WOULD most respectfully »nnounce to my
friends and the public generally, that I am
now prepared to make Inventories, Appraise
ments, Partitions, receive Wills, make Protest«.
Matrimonial Contracts and Instruments of Writ
ing, to hold Family Meetings, and Meetings of
Creditors, Ac.
All business entrusted to me will be attended
to with promptness and dispat. h.
JNO. M. TRACY,
jmhc * of the Peace and Notary Public,
©rtl4 Office, Corner Third and Laurel Sts.
GROCEEY
PROVISION HOUSE,
PLANTATION SUPPLIES.
XL R. BECK WITH.
3 t JL n . i. i'l <l -J j\ i.i f
THIRD ST., CORNER OF LA UREL,
BATON ROUGE, LA.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND EVKRY VARIETY OF
PLANTATION SUPPLIES.
Bf" Planter« and others wonlâ in Weil to call
before purcba ing elsewhere.
Cotton bought nt highest market rat*».
juIyß-8mos.
JOSHUA BEAL,
Corner of Third and Convention Sts.,
BATON ROUGE, LA.
01£NEBAX. DEALER IN
WESTERN PRODUCE,
Family and Plantation Supplies,
SCHOOL BOOKS, STATIONERY,
FANCY GOODS,
AND NOTIONS GENERALLY.
PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.
0F* Term» Cash. inlyl
M. GRANARY,
DEA LEU IN
WESTERN PRODUCE,
FAMILY GROCERIES
-AND
Plantation Supplies Generally.
BEOS leave to inform his friends and
the public at large, that he will keep on
hand fresh and full supplies of all articles in tbe
provision line, which he will sell on terms to suit
the cash basis of trade. A liberal share of pat
ronage is respectfully solicited, at his stand on
Third street. Julyl
NICHOLAS WAX,
DEALER IN
WESTERN PRODUCE
FAMILY GROCERIES.
the
arti
IS constantly receiving, direct from
Wes! and other quarters, every specie» of
ele required for
Family or Plantation nse.
He has lnt'r««!sed facilit ies for obtaihlng suprlies,
and is determined te keep up with the demand«
of his customers, and to deal with tbnni satisfac
torily on the score of quality and pi ice—his motto
belüg
Knie« an<l Small Profil«.,'
Mr. R. KOKKAMN, well known to our citizens,
will be found ''behind th - counter" ready to at
tend to business calls.
Pleas*. 4rop in at the old stand, near the Court
House, where we shall be happy to see you.
julyl-tf ■
CiGABETTAS,
SlHOklllg ilR<i CiilCW ällg 1 obftCCO,
'■••.» — - - ■ -«..vntinn
keeps biso on hand a choice varixty
" m r.ii», sumijmwirv. etc..
BI.UM.
DEALER IN
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
P R O VI S I O N S ,
A bi ! Plantation Hnpplfcs Generally.
ALiHJ,
CROCKERY, TIN, WOOD & WILL'JW WARE
Store, Oor. Africa and tit. N:-p«leon Sts.,
BATON ROUGE, LA.
Determined to keep » fuii and weii
selected stock of articles such as go to make
up a first-rate variety Btore, A. BLÜM hopes to
merit and rqjjeive an increased amount af pat
ronage. He respectfully inviteB his old customers
and the nUblic at large, to continue their calls as
usiiai, assuring them of his determination to
pltage and satisfy them in every particular.
july&-tf
CAM1U0 QUlNTEJiO,
DEALER IN
HAVANA CIGARS,
'
Baton R<»uge Ma rble H orks.
-fiiCSr.
SNUFF, PIPES, ETC.,
Corner of Third and Florida str ets,
U \TON ROUGE, LA.
TN addition to hisianre aHSortmentofth
i best brands and aualitiwi of all ertid«* m trie
ne of a Tobacconist, CAMILLO QUINTERO, .
- - " ~
luch as flau Pocket Knives, Stationery, etc., to I
h1ch b<* iövites public »Uten Lion, guaranteeing
. give satisfaction to all customers. julyl-tf
J. SWOLLEN & Co.,
MAKcrAOTBÄtta» or
TOTO It M , W«M«.nENTS
HEAD-STONES, MANTELS, ETC.,
Corner of Main and Church streets,
j uiyS6 BATON ROVGE, LA.
N. 0. ADVERTISEMENTS.
, S. UM i M. LArEYÙl* A. BK0TUIR.
PIKE, LAPEYRE & BROTHER,
RANKERS,
DBAL1B3 II
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC EXCHANGE,
BONDS, STOCKS, COIN AND
xj2sroxjR.piE;isrx NOTES.
OFFICE ON CAMP STREET,
Between Cannl and Common Streets,
New Orleans, La.
declT-y
J.i. wahren. t. w. obawfokd.
WARREN & CRAWFORD,
« •>
(Successor» to Warren, Gillmore k Co.,)
COTTON FACTORS
—AND—
COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
NO. 20 CARONDELBT STREET,
jutyll-öm* NEW ORLEANS, LA.
R. PRlTCHARD,
[Formerly Pritcbard A Flowe'.]
COTTON FACTOR
—AND—
COMMISSION MERCHANT,
No. 53 Carondelet Street,
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
ptf~ Liberal Cash Advances and Supplies für
nlshed on consignments of Cotton, Sugar, ic.. to
his address.
Reference« »
ÏDQUA A KiuanoaN*. 1 PlKÏ, L aprthk A B rotrer
Baton Rouge, La. / New Orleans, La.
aug8-6m
MAYER BROTHERS,
Crescent City Steam Tobacco Works
No«. 49 and 61 LAÏAYE1TK STRBKT,
Sale« Room—No. 51 TchoupUoula* St.
« « ,
mayer brothers,
No. 51TCHOUPITOULAS STREET,
BETWEEN POYDRA8 AND NATCHEZ,
New Orleans, La.
dialkr8 in
j^EAF A CHEWING, A MANUFACTURERS OK
Smoking Tobacco and Cigars.
A h'davy well seloetsd stock constantly
on hand, july29-tf
new orleans
CARPET WAREHOUSE,
19 CHARTRES STREET,
Between Canal and Cuitcrohouse.
We have on fcand and are receiving a large
assortment of
CARPETING OF ALL KINDS,
SUCH AS—
MEDALLION,
VELVET,
WILTON,
BRUSSELS,
. TAPESTRY,
3-PLY,
INGRAIN,
VENETIAN,
HEMP,
COTTAGE, &c
FLOOR OILCLOTHS,
Of all widths and qualities.
MATTING,
White checkered and fancy.
WINDOW SHADES,
Cornices and Bands.
TABLE and PIANO (70VERS,
RUGS,
MATS, .
ENAMEL CLOTHS,
Of various qualities and colors,
COCOA MATTING and MATS,
HAIR CLOTH, &o., &., &c.
All of which we offer at moderate advances on
manufacturer's pries,/or cash.
aug&-ly A. BROUSSEAU & CO.
FANCY GOODS ! FANCY GOODS Ï !
GUÉBLE & GOURSAUD,
137... Canal Street 137
DIRECT IMPORTERS OF
FRKNCH, ENGLISH & GERMAN
FANCY GOODS, RIBBONS,
hosibbt, &o.
WE WOULD ItESPXCTKÜLLY intorm country
buyers, that we »re now prepared to show
them tbe most complote and best selected stock of
FANCY WOODS in this city. A full itssortment of
BERLIN ZEPHYRS—warranted.
"«^^V^ind hRDSHEH. of »Ii Wrf..
IHJ4 «EST FUENÇ1I COKSKTS,
FRENCH PEItFUMVHIES,
And KID GLOVES.
A full line of.
DRESS TRLHMING», BUTTONS, ETC.
Come and élimine onr splendid Mock, which
has been select«! by our Mr. UUKBLB hlmseif, in
Paris and G«rmanv,so we may recommend it for
the (jUsHty and taste of the goods, as »ell as the
astonishingly low prices,
We are enabled to sell them for.
PÛRCÎU8E HODSg IN PARI3 :
NO. 12 FAUUOÜUO POISSOINSIEKF..
GUÉBLK & GOURSAUD,
137 Canal street,
leptgQ Teuro Buildings

GENERAL NEWS.
G. W. Biokley, President of tbe
Knights of tbe Golden Circle, has
been released from Fort Warren. He
bad been imprisoned for two years
and eight monlhs.
They talk of putting up a one hun
dred thonsand dollar hotel at Meridian.
(Mist.)
The National Intelligencer, announ
ces that immediately upon the public
ation of Lieut. Gen. Grant's report,
t,be resignation of Major Gen. ButUr
was accepted by the President.
The chaplain of the oid 6th MapRt*
chusetts regiment is writing its history
to be published by Lea & Shepard.
Our readers may recollect that this is
the regiment which was assaulted in
passing through Baltimore at the com
mencement of our late civil war.
Mrs Sarah J. Holmes, aged sixty
four, and Esquire Larkin, aged sixty
eight, residing near Beiluir, Va, re
cently ran away and got marriel.
They ran away from their children,
who opposed the match.
Roman tombs, more than fifteen
hundred years old, containing einer
ary nrns and fragments of pottery,
have been exhumed close to Windsor
Castle.
> ♦- ——
M axims . —All men have three dig
rinct characters. They are what they
appear to others j what they believe
themselves to be, and what they
really are.
Every man wishes to have a friend
but no oue ever thinks of being one
himself.
Of two friends there is never but
one who is the friend of the. other.
Have no neighbors if you wish tu
live in good intelligence with them.
Learned people go farther into the
mud than the balance 01 mankind
but they sink deeper.
Ownership is a contract, by which
a man upon giving a certain sum of
mon«y, renounces everything which
is not shut up between four walls.
There is but one ba i woman in the
world and every crusty husband
thinks he has eot her.
Many people never think, they only
think they think.—A* O. Orescent.
S t . C haki.ks C ohn B read .— Heat
two eggs very ligh' ; mix with I hero
one quart ol Indian ui- al and one
pint of sour milk or buttermilk. Add
one teaspoonful of melted butter, and
a teaspooulul of saleratus, well dis
solved, immediately before liking.
Beat bard and bake quick
IMPORTANT ORDER.
ÜEAnijUAHTKRS BüRRAÜ K KFCOKB», FREEDMEN AKD)
AiiAM >oMEn L asds, C tatk or L ouisiana, >
New Orleans, December 4, 186&. )
Circular No. 2D.
The following rules for the interpreta
tion of contracts between errtployeis and
freedmen are announced :
1. Blank form» will bo distributed from
this office for the purpose of »«curing: uni
formity in contracts and to indicate the
matters concerning which tbe parties
should contract. Beyond this the bar
gains must be entirely voluntary and un
constrained.
Laborers shall choose their employers,
and it is their privilege, as well as their
duty to obtain tne best, terras they can for
their services.
All contracte for labor should be made
in triplicate, and should be approved by
the Agent of the Bnresu, for the Parish
in which the parties reside ; one copy to
be retained by the employer", and the other
two copies sent to this office—one to be for
warded to Washington.
Contracts made otherwise than as thns
prescribed, will not, be regarded as bind
ing by the Bureau nor as meriting its in
terference to enforce them, mile»* for the
protection of tbo laborer.
2. As far as practicable, all the members
of the same family should contract con
jointly for their labor, so that the number
of uselul hands and the number of infirm
who have to be supported,may be regarded
in fixing the rate of pay. The labor of
minor children to bo contracted for by
their parents or guardians, and, m the ab
sence of either, by the Agent of the Bu
reau.
8. The monthly wages must be a just
compensation for the labor required to be
performed.
4. Twenty-six days, of ten hours each,
in summer, and nine hours in winter, be
twecn tbe hours ot daylight and dark,
shall bo considered a month.
5. Any work in excess of this will be
considered as extra labor, and six hours
will be considered as an equivalent for a
day's work, and fractional parts of the six
hours will be paid tor at the same rate.
6. Laborer» working extra time will be
allowed a half ration extra for each and
every six hours' labor per. ormed.
7. In addition to the monthly wages
paid to laborers, good and wholesome
rati«n»,comfortable clothing and quarters,
medical attendance and just treatment,
and the opportunity for instruction of
children will be furnished free of charge;
bnt the rations, clothing and quarters, fuel
and other privileges granted by the em
ployer are purtof the consideration which
ne paye for the »ervieo* of the laborer, aad
are as really and fully wages as the money
contracted to be paid, and are always tak
en into the account In fixing the amount
of money wages to be paid.
10. The al owance of clothing will ba
two summer and one winter snita for each
laborer or member of a family ,, or clothing
may be commuted at the late of three dol
lars per month for first class hands, two
and one-half dollars per for month seoond
and third class hands, and one and ooe
half dollars per month for ehildren—at
the option of the laborer.
11. Quarters will be such as to protect
the laborer and his family from the in
clemency of the weather, and must con
tain accommodations for cooking, and, in
addition, one-half acre of land contignôna
to the houses, will be set apart for each
family for garden purposes.
12. Should the contracting pirtteft perfer
it, the laborers can engage to furnish their
own food and clothing, their wages to be
ref ulated accordingly. These supplies
may bo pnrchased from the employor, who
must, if he undertakes to supply hi» hands,
in all case» keep a regular book account for
euch hand, and sell at usual market rates,
which account» must be open at all times
to the inspection of the Agents of thia
Bureau ; this mode of contraot is recom
mended to the freedmen. Should they
desire to contract for a certain portion of
the crop, they can do so, and the employ
er, in all contracts of this kind, will be re
quired to comply with seotion XVII of
ibis circular, and also to paydVertô the
Agent of this Bureau one twentieth of 'die
value of the laborer's share of said crop
monthly, or whenever demanded, for
school purposes ; this estimate to be based
on the averuore production of the land un
der cultivation.
13. Five percent, of the monthly wagea
of the laborers will be retained in the
hand» of the employer, and paid o«er
when demanded' to the agent authorized
to recBiveit, to be used for the purpose of
sustaining schools for theedacation of the
children of the freedmen and for no other
purpose ; and if not demanded lor the pur
pose designated, during the year, the
amount so retnined will bo paid over to
the laborer at the settlement of hia ao
•count. One half of the balance of the
monthly wag n will bo paid to the laborer
on the last day of eacn month, and the
remaining one half will bo retained by the
employer until tho contract is fulfilled,
when it will be paid over to to the laborer.
14. Should the laborer refuse to do the
work contracted for, or should he leave
the plantation or place on which, or em
ployer for whom, he has engaged to work
for the purpose of avoiding iabor, withont
just cause or provocation, which will be de
termined by the agent of theBureau for the
parish in which he resides, upon applica
tion—and failure to make application to r
rcdrnsH l»y tho laborer will be conaideredaa
prima facia evidence against him— he shall
forfeit all wages that may be due to him at
the time of Uavine to his employer; and
should ho refuse after having voluntarily
employer; and
rilT
entered into an agreement to labor, or fail
to comply with, and be governed by eneh
ordinary and reasonable rules as may be
adopted by hia employer for the systematic
carrying on of his business, or fail in any
way to be u good and faithful laborer ac
cording to bia contract; or be wanting in
due respect and obedience to his employer
or family, in the performance of hieortheir
duties, he may be discharged, and obliged
to remove his family from the premises of
his employer, by application to the agent
of this Bureau, for the purish in which he
resides. For failure to be at the appointed
pluoe of labor at the usual hour of coo>
niwncing work, unless in case of sickness,
the employer may deduct twice the amount
of money wages for tho time lost, to com
pensate for clothing and rations, as well as
lost time.
15. Planters and others employing labor
will, whon tho nature of their business re
quires that work be performed at night and
on Sundays, during certain periods, dis
tinctly specify in the contractithatthe em
ployees agree to do such work, at such
times as it may bo required— the consid
eration for wbich must be distinctly stattd
in tho agreement.
16. No restraints or disabilities shall be
imposed npon freedmen that are not im
posed upon white men. They are amena
ble to the same laws, and can only be re
strained in the free exorcise of their righta
and pr vi lege» by reason of a violation of
the laws of the land, as made and provid
ed for the government of white men.
17. Should the agent deem it necessary,
ho will require the employerto give secur
ity that the requisite amount of provision
to furnish the laborers with the specified
ration shall bo on hand on the plantation
from month to month for issue or sale to
tho laborers and their families, as the terms
of their contract may require. The rations
and clothing specified in the order will be
the minimum that will bo regarded by the
Bureau as sufficient food and comfortable
clothing
18. Employers can adopt rules for sys
tematizing the work on their plantationa
or elsewhere, which rules and regulations
shall be read in the presence of the laboreris
previous to contracting; and which, if as
sented to, shall be made part of the agree
ment. and be binding upon both partie«.
And tho partie» may agree upon a system
of fines or violation of vhese rules, which
lines shall constitute a fund, to be distri
buted amongst the laborers who have not
been delinquent, and in case there are non*
such, to be paid over to the agent of this
Bureau, to be applied to the support of
freedmen'» schools.
19. All crops and property on any plan
tation where laborers are employed, will
be held to be covered by a lien against all
other creditors to the extont of the wagea
due employees, and such lien will follow
such crops and property in any and all
hands until such labor is fully paid and
satisfiod.
20 For the purpose of reimbursing to
the United States some portion oi the ex
penses of this system, and of supporting
the aged, infirm and helpless, the follow
ing tax will bo collected :
For each planter, for every hand employ
ed by him, between the ages of eighteen
and fifty, one dollar per annum.
This sum will be paid and collected on
the first, day of Juno next, and will bo paid
over to the Superintendent of Freedmen
for disbursement.
By order of Brevet Maj. Gen. A. B aikd,
U. S. Volunteers, Assistant Commissioner
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Aban
doned Lauds, State of Louisiana.
D. G. FENNO,
First Lieutenant and A, A, A. Q,

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