Request for contributions to "The Fountain Land and Educational Fund"


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  • Description
    P. 1 contains instructions for sending contributions to S. E. Peabody, Boston, for "The Fountain Land and Educational Fund", and includes testimonials on the character of William H. Thomas. Pages 2-4 include "Land and education: A practical method of industrial training for the freedmen" which outlines the plan to secure 12,000 acres in Camden County, North Carolina, be divided "into three hundred small farms, and three hundred tenants from among trustworthy industrious Negro families will be judiciously selected". The tenants must raise enough crops for their subsistence and to pay rent, eventually leading to land-ownership.
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    This item is in the public domain. Duke University Libraries kindly requests that any use of the item is properly cited.
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