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Labor Contract, 4 January 1866, of John H. Furman
Manuscript, 4 January 1866, articles of agreement between John H. Furman, of Sumter District, and "the freedmen & women whose names are hereunto attached," stipulating that the former slaves would "hire their time as house, yard & family servants on the Plantation of Dr. John H. Furman from the first of January 1866 to the 1st of January 1867."

They were to "conduct themselves faithfully, honestly & civilly & to discharge all the duties of such," and in return Dr. Furman agreed "to pay said servants the same rates of wages as shall be received by his plantation laborers, of same class, for their shares of the crop." Signed by the marks of freed women Mary and Emma.


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