Bailey, Isham G. (fl. 1867) [Sharecropper’s contract between Isham Bailey and freedman Alie Bailey]
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04522.10
Author/Creator: Bailey, Isham G. (fl. 1867)
Place Written: Marshall County, Mississippi
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 1 January 1867
Pagination: 1p. ; docket : 30 x 19 cm.
Summary of Content: Signed by Isham G. Bailey and by Jack Bailey, with his mark; countersigned by Justice of the Peace A.B. Conly. Jack Bailey’s responsibilities include cultivating seventy acres of land, furnishing one mule, provide for himself, family and hired hands, and pay half of the expenses for the blacksmith. For his services, Jack Bailey will receive half of the cotton, corn, fodder, and other crops raised. Isham Bailey agrees to furnish two mules with forage, provide faming implements, pay half of the blacksmith expense and provide a house for Jack Bailey, his family and hired help. With 5-cent revenue stamp.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Reconstruction;, Freemen;, Labor;, Contract;, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry;, Cotton;, African American History;
Sub Era: Reconstruction
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Reconstruction, 1865-1877., Freedmen--Mississippi., Sharecroppers--Mississippi., Sharecroppers--Southern States. , Land tenure--Southern States., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877).Order Image