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Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,
FOR THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
Office of Assistant Commissioner, Miss.

This Indenture, made on the Sixteenth day of January, 1886, Witnesseth: That Louise Broadders, colored, aged eleven 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 Boliver County, Miss for the term of seven years from the date of this instrument.

That said P.B. Starke AGREES AND BINDS HIMSELF unto , 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, Louisa Broadders during the term of this Indenture; that said child, Louisa Broadders, is to be sent to a school, taught by a competent teacher, at least six months of every year. He farther binds himself to exact no more labor from said colored child, Louisa Broadders, 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.
L.S.
P.B. Starke L.S.

[[FREEDMEN'S BUREAU PRESS PRINT, VICKSBURG, MISS.]
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