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

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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

Subjects: ReconstructionFreemenLaborContractAgriculture and Animal HusbandryCottonAfrican American History

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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