Negro Renters of Lands

January 20, 1866

Summary

Legislation requiring white landlords to take responsibility for African American tenants passes in Virginia.

Transcription

"Mr. Atkinson offered a resolution inquiring into the expediency of requiring all persons renting lands to Negroes to be responsible for a competent substance to said tenants, giving you a lien to the landlord on the crops of the tenants for any expense incurred by such responsibility.
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Justin Barlow

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BarlowJustin-18660120-NegroRentersofLands.pdf

Citation

“Negro Renters of Lands,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed November 21, 2017, https://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/35.