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Winn, John (b. 1789) [Terms for hiring slaves from the estate of Thomas Winn]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03434.84 Author/Creator: Winn, John (b. 1789) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 2 January 1827 Pagination: 1 p. : docket 32 x 20.5 cm.

Lists the terms under which slaves will be hired out from Thomas Winn's estate. Requires that hired slaves receive medical care and limits their working conditions. The document lists each slave for hire and the requirements for each slave. Special mention is made for Phebe, who is "unhealthy and labouring under a disease called the asthma." Phebe "is not to be exposed to wet or cold weather...should she die before the end of the year, a proportionable part of the sum for which she is supported &c will only be paid." Signed twice by Winn.

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