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2 slavery/servitude contracts. ++ Handwritten agreement by a slave borrowing money to purchase his wife’s freedom, repayable by indentured servitude. “Received June 9. 1812 of M. James Bogert Jr. One Hundred and Twenty five Dollars to purchase the Freedom of my Wife which sum I promise to pay in the servitude of myself and wife as shall be agreed upon- Thomas Leonard.” 3 ¼ x 7 ¾ in. Near fine. ++ “It is agreed between John C. Chapman and Let (freedman) that said Let shall under such service as said John C. Chapman may reasonably require of her said service or labor to commence on the 1st day of January 1866 and expire on the 31st of December 1866 inclusive. The consideration of said contract is as follows, That said John C. Chapman shall pay said Let Sixty ($60) Dollars in the currency of the Country on the 1st day of January 1867 and shall furnish her with comfortable Quarters and a sufficiency of good and substantial food. Said Let furnishing her own clothing and paying her own Medical bill. Also to loose the time she is unable to perform labor/ This Jackson Ala January 1st 1866.” John Chapman signed for both himself and Let Chapman. Chapman signed with a mark. 4to. Very good.

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2 slavery/servitude contracts, 1812, 1866.

Estimate $100 - $200Feb 22, 2018
360 S. Washington St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
United States
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