contract laborers

contract laborers
Emigrants who, without sufficient means in their own hands or in those of their friends, agree in consideration of the payment of their passage, to accept designated employment in the United States at stated wages, usually the lowest possible rate. Church of Holy Trinity v United States, 143 US 457, 36 L Ed 226, 12 S Ct 511. See convict labor.

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