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    [Confederate Imprint - Slavery]. Report Relative to the Treatment of Negro Slaves, on the Fortifications Around Richmond. Four integral pages, 5.5" x 8.75", 1863. The report, ordered by the Confederate Congress to assess the treatment of the slaves working on the fortifications at Richmond, finds that "these negroes, as a general rule, were harshly and improperly treated; that the food furnished them, both in quality and quantity, was far from being such as it should . . . But since the appointment of the committee there has been a decided improvement ; and now . . . the committee is of the opinion that the their treatment does not give room for any serious complaint." Adding, "the hospital accommodations and medical treatment for these negroes, while not entirely faultless, are satisfactory to the committee at this time." Heavily toned around the edges. Scattered spots of foxing.

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    December, 2014
    12th Friday
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