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Bailey, Isham G. (fl. 1867) [Sharecropper's contract between Isham Bailey and freedman Alie Bailey]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04522.09 Author/Creator: Bailey, Isham G. (fl. 1867) Place Written: Marshall County, Miss. Type: Document signed Date: 1 January 1867 Pagination: 1p. : docket ; 30 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Alie Bailey is to receive half of the corn, cotton, and fodder cultivated in return for providing all the work necessary to keep up the farm, assisting in putting up fences, and cultivating forty acres of cotton and corn. Amongst other things, Isham Bailey is responsible for providing farming tools, furnishing two mules and forage for the mules, and land sufficient to cultivate six hundred pounds of meat. With three 2-cent revenue stamps.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: ReconstructionFreemenLaborContractAgriculture and Animal HusbandryCottonDiet and nutritionLand TransactionAfrican American History

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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