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Letter, 2 December 1833, John M. Waring
    to Mr. A. Feaster

    A gift to the SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2004

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Letter, 2 December 1833, of John M. Waring, Cook’s P[ost] O[ffice], to Mr. A. Feaster, Fairfield District, S.C., concerns Tom, a slave, whom Waring termed a “first rate bricklayer & plasterer, an honest & industrious negro.” While Waring advised that he was not in the habit of hiring out Tom’s labor by the year he indicated that he would take $200.00 for his labor the ensuing year and further noted that he was allowing Tom to contract for work—“not as hiring his own time but the employer must give him a bill of the work done and account for the amount due for the same.” In closing, Waring requests that Feaster act as his agent in receiving bills from Tom and payments from those for whom he worked and to “not suffer the money to be paid to any one but to you or myself.”

John M. Waring appeared in the 1830 Census as a resident of Fairfield County, although there is a Cook's Crossroads located in Laurens County, S.C.

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