Rinse and sort beans.
Put in Dutch Oven, add water 2" above beans and soak for 8 hrs. Drain, rinse and set aside.
Put oil in Dutch Oven and saute sausage til brown. Set aside. Add celery and next 4 items to meat drippings til tender.
Put in tomatoes and simmer 30 minutes.
Stir in beans, chicken stock along with next 7 items, increase heat and bring to boil.
Boil 10 minutes, reduce heat,simmer uncovered for
1 1/2 -2 hours til beans are tender.
Finally add sausage , simmer another 30 minutes.
Discard bay leaves. Serve over hot cooked white rice.
Garnish with chopped green onions.