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Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,
Office of Assistant-Commissioner Miss.

This Indenture, made on the Sixteenth day of January, 186,
Witnesseth: That Caius Munson, colored, aged fifteen years 
an orphan boy, has voluntarily expressed a willingness to live with and be bound to P.B. Starke of Bolivar County Miss for the term of five years from the date of this instrument

That said P.B. Starke AGREES AND BINDS HIMSELF unto Col. Samuel Thomas, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, for State of Mississippi, to furnish food, clothing, washing, lodging, school books, and medical attendance to, and in every way care for, said child, Caius Munson during the term of this Indenture: that said child, Caius Munson, is to be sent to a school, taught by a competent teacher, at least six months of each and every year. He farther binds himself to exact no more labor from said colored child, Caius Munson, than is due from white children who are bound out under the laws of the State of Mississippi, in similar circumstances. 

The Assistant Commissioner, Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, for the State of Mississippi, reserves the right to annul this Indenture at any time the parties concerned fail to perform their part of its stipulations.

In Witness Whereof, The parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals.

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[[column 1]]
Horatio, N. Wheeler |
[[column 2]]
Joseph Warren | L.S.
for Col Samuel Thomas | L.S.
to B. Stance | L.S.
{Freedmen's Bureau Press Print, Vicksburg, Miss.]
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