Contract to hire Peggy, an enslaved woman, 1856-1858
Contract binding Thomas G. Watson and Thomas Watson to pay $30 to W.W. Forbes for the hire of a "Negro woman" Peggy for the year 1856.
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Contract binding Thomas G. Watson and Thomas Watson to pay $30 to W.W. Forbes for the hire of a "Negro woman" Peggy for the year 1856. Contract specifies "said slave to be clothed in the usual stye of hired Negroes." Document includes note and signature when payment was received in August 1858. No location is specified.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 2019-M169
The contract to hire Peggy, an enslaved woman, was acquired from McBlain Books in 2019.
Processed: December 2019
By: Jenny Gotwals
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