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Description: A Fair Offer A Home and Good Wages for a Colored Man and Family The Practical Benevolence of an Iowa Farmer Will Others Do Likewise?
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A Fair Offer A Home and Good Wages for a Colored Man and Family The Practical Benevolence of an Iowa Farmer Will Others Do Likewise?
Ladora, Iowa, Dec. 18, 1874
To the Editor of the Inter-Ocean
I see in your paper of the 17th an article from your reporter from Montgomery, Ala.; also an address, or rather resolutions from the colored people of that State. Being a subscriber for your paper and an old fashioned Abolitionist, I propose to make an offer through your assistance. I have a farm of 200 acres, and in need of a good man to help work it. I have a good frame tenement house, built expressly for a tenant. Please sent this to your reporter at Montgomery or to Mr. Phillip Joseph, the President of their convention, and ask them to answer me here immediately. If they can send me a man with a small family, one that is stout and healthy, and understands farming and handling a team; in fact, a good No. 1 farm hand and family, I will pay him whatever he is worth and furnish him house and garden as long as he wants, and I think that it would be the means of a large number of others coming here, of both sexes, and getting employment, for such help is needed here, and I think can find ready employment. I will use what influence I have to help them along. The man would need means enough to get his furniture for housekeeping only. He should come via Davenport, Iowa, and the Rock Island Railroad.
I will say that if such a man cannot be had, I would take a single man of the same description. Hoping to hear from this soon, I remain,
L. L. Brown
Ladora, Iowa County, Iowa.