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State of Mississippi,
Yalobusha county
This indenture made and entered into this the 8th day of January 1866 between H.A. Labon of the county of Yalobusha and State of Mississippi of the first part and the undersigned Freed Laborers of the second part.
Witnesseth that the said Laborers, (namely)
Abram Anderson
Sousand Anderson
have agreed to work for the said H.A. Tabor from the 8th day of January 1866 to the 1st day of January 1867
To do all kinds of work common to the farms of the country. To work six days in the week. To feed the stock and get their breakfast, and be at work in the field by sun rise and work till sun set, allowing the usual time for dinner. During the Cotton picking season, to put away their days work after sun-set. To do their work faithfully. Be respectful in their deportment and obey all the orders from himself or manager. And the said laborers further agree, that the time lost by sickness, shall be deducted, and the time lost by idleness absence without leave, three times the amount shall be denoted, and rations, and the said party of the first part, has agreed to furnish to the said laborers.  
To furnish them with good and wholesome diet in sufficient quantity also to furnish them with team and implements sufficient to cultivate the place with and treat them kindly and pay them one third the cotton and one fourth the corn and one third of all others produce raised and the said laborers have agreed that, whatever amount shall be due them, shall be forfeited by violation of this contract.
In the presence of subscribing witnesses we have hereunto signed our names and seals, the day and date above written.  Witness:
J H Carmichaell
P. Hodson

H.A. Tabor
Abram Anderson X his mark
Sousand Anderson X her mark {SEAL}
[[image]] FIVE CENTS INTER. REVENUE (Geo. Washington) stamp [[/image]]

Transcription Notes:
Yalobusha is the correct spelling. Sousand is a name found on the Censuses. Abram's SEAL is under the stamp.

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