Circular of the American Union Commission
African Americans, education, labor
The American Tract Society was one of many religious and charitable organizations that contributed to the education of freedpeople during and after the Civil War. This circular quotes its mission statement: "The American Union Commission is constituted for the purpose of aiding and co-operating with the people of those portions of the United States which have been desolated and impoverished by the war, in the restoration of their civil and social condition, upon the basis of industry, education, freedom, and Christian morality."
American Union Commission
Executive Papers of Governor Francis F. Pierpont, 1865-1868, Accession 37024, State Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia.
Library of Virginia
Finding aid to Executive Papers of Governor Francis F. Pierpont.