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

This Indenture, made on the Sixteenth day of January, 1861, Witnesseth: That Fanny Broadders, colored, aged five years [[strikethrough]] the of ,and [[/strikethrough]] an orphan girl, has voluntarily expressed a willingness to live with and be bound to P.B. Starke of Bolivar County Miss for the term of thirteen 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 care for, said child, Fanny Broadders during the term of this Indenture: that said child, Fanny Broadders, 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, Fanny Broaders, 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.

In presence of
Horatio. N. Wheeler

Joseph Warren for Col. Samuel Thomas L.S.
P.B. Starke L.S.

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