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under this contract. and also agrees to the Superentendant of Negro affairs in the District of Wilmington for the benefit and profession of said freedmen, one half of such products as may be produced on said plantation under said Waters direction for one year. It is also agreed and understood that said freedmen shall hold this contract as binding until the crops cultivated by them as aforesaid are properly secured and prepared for market. And if any freedman violates this contract by voluntary abscence or continued neglect to work, his or her share of the produce shall be forfeited, one half to the said Waters and one half to the Department of Negro affairs for the support of the helpless. Signed this 13th day of May 1865 at Clarendon in the county of Brunswick and State of North Carolina In Presence of Eugene Atwater } Thos. C M Ilhenny} Witnesses
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