Freedmen treated like slaves

The Freedmen’s Bureau has received information that two its agents despatched to Berryville, Va., to investigate freedmen’s affairs in that vicinity, were driven out of town by a mob composed of the citizens of the place. Many of the freedmen in that section who contracted with their former masters for a share of the crop, now that the harvests are garnered, have been driven away by their employers, who refuse to compensate them for their labor — Boston Journal

(Liberator,October 27, 1865., pg 3)