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Articles of agreement made and concluded this the Sixteenth day of February 1866 between John P. Averile of Dauton P.O County of Madison State of Mississippi party of the first part and Charles Matthews. Henry Long. Joseph Thompson. Samuel Johnson. Robert Johnson. John Thomas William Daggs Biff Brown. Wm. H. Daggs. John I. Smith, John Smith. William [[strikethrough]]Samuel[[/strikethrough]] Ford. William Butler. Ephraim Zimmerman. William Quince. Robert Taylor. Robert Winfield. Robert Fletcher, James Kenney, James Colson. James Morton. John Manyon. John Hector. Henry Reddick Henry C. Henderson. Henry Robinson. Benjamin Clark. Benjamin Hill. George D. Benson Albert Humes. Stanley Stevens. Willis Grandy. Fleming Colter. Edward Howard. Charles Ford. Caroline Carter. Agnes Fitzhugh and child (infant) Benjamin Smith. Anna Smith Thomas Reed Aaron Bullard. Hamilton Blanchard. Isaiah Wiggins. James Lewis. Charles H. Wathings. Baily Tyler and Wade Hampton William Carter All of Washington City, County of Washington, District of Columbia parties of the second part he said Charles Matthews. Henry Long. Joseph Thompson. Samuel Johnson. Robert Johnson. John Thomas. ^Biff Brown. William Ford Daggs. William H. Daggs. John T. Smith, John Smith, William ^Ford Smith [[Smith had been crossed out before]]. William Butler. ^Ephraim Zimmerman. William Quince. Robert Taylor. Robert Winfield. Robert Fletcher. James Kenney. James Colson. James Morton. John Manyon. John Hector. Henry Reddick. Henry C. Henderson. Henry Robinson. Benjamin Clark. Benjamin Hill. George D. Benson. Albert Humes. Stanley Slimm. Willis Grandy. Fleming Colter. Edward Howard. Charles Ford. Caroline Carter. Agnes Fitzhugh and child (infant) Benjamin South Anna Smith Aaron Bullard, Hamilton Blanchard, Isaiah Wiggins, James Lewis, Charles H. Wathings, Bailey Tyler and William Carter Wade Hampton Freed Laborers agree to enter the service of the said John P. Arville as laborers and that they will faithfully and diligently apply themselves and perform the duties of laborers on the premises of said John P. Arville for and during the the period of time from the sixteenth day of February 1866, until the sixteenth day of December 1866; and they further agree that their 0.employer shall retain one half their monthly wages until the expiration of their term of service. And the said John P. Arville hereby agrees agrees to employ them (the said freed laborers) for the period of time aforesaid. Viz from the sixteenth day of February 1866 until the sixteenth day of December 1866; and to pay for their services the sum set opposite their respective names per month, monthly (one half of which shall be retained each month) and all stoppages and arranges promptly paid at the expiration of their respective terms of service to wit. 1 To Charles Matthews $12.00 29 2 To Henry Long $8.00 28 3 To Joseph Thompson $6.00 16 4 To Samuel Johnson $6.00 15 5 To Robert Johnson $8.00 18 6 To John Thomas $10.00 27 To Biff Brown -- $6.00 16 7 To William Daggs [[no amt stated]] 8 To William H. Daggs $4.00 12 9 To John T. Smith $10.00 36 10 To John Smith $8.00 [] 11 To William Ford Smith $8.00 29 12 To William Butler $10.00 36 To Ephraim Zimmerman $10.00 29 13 To William Quince $ 8.00 19 14 To Robert Taylor $10.00 [[38?]] 15 To Robert Winfield $10.00 [[38?]] 24 To Henry Robinson $8.00 18 25 To Benjamin Clark $10.00 26 To Benjamin Hill $10.00 27 To George D. Benson $10.00 29 28 To Albert Humes $6.00 17 To Stanley Stevens $10.00 36 29 To Willis Grandy $10.00 28 30 To Fleming Colter $12.00 [[39?]] 31 To Edward Howard $10.00 29 32 To Charles Ford $8.00 20 33 To Caroline Carter $6.00 18 34 To Agnes Fitzhugh and child $6.00 27 35 To Benjamin Smith $12.00 34 36 To Anna Smith [[no amt.]] 32 37 To Ellen Smith [[no amt.]] [[illegible]] 38 To Martha Smith [[no amt.]] 8
Transcribed all the text but not the list at the bottom transcribed some of the list some names are missing the last name Biff Brown's name has twice been inserted overtop the name William Dagg. Same thing for Ephraim Zimmerman and William Quince.