Freedmen Coming North

FREEDMEN COMING NORTH    (Liberator, Aug 25, 1865, pg 3) 

-The telegraph reports the arrival at New York of a party of colored people from the South, en route from Rhode Island.  It appears that they came from  Washington, and were  sent by request of the Providence Freedmen’s Bureau.  The party, says the Evening Post, consisted of thirty-two persons,  and comprised whole families, though few of the children are very young….They were all bright looking, and more intelligent than the masses of their race, and have been selected from the large number of freed people now congregated in and around Washington for the places they are to fill.   Another party went to Rhode Island a few days ago.  It numbered fifty persons, and all are employed and doing well.