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State of Mississippi,
Sunflower county
This indenture made and entered into this first day of February 1866 between J. A. Rutland of the county of Sunflower and State of Mississippi of the first part and the undersigned Freed Laborers of the second part.
Witnesseth that the said Laborers, (namely) Alfred Webb have agreed to work for the said J. A. Rutland from the first day of February to the first day of Jan 1867 To do all kinds of work common to the farms of the country. To work [[blank]] To feed the stock and get their breakfast, and be at work in the field by sun rise and to work til 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 to obey all 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 deducted and rations, and the said party of the first part, has agreed to furnish to the said laborers good and wholesome rations, and treat them kindly and pay them two hundred and thirty one dollars (231) 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 the subscribing witnesses we have hereunto signed our names and seals, the day and date above [[(page torn)]]
J.A. Rutland {SEAL}
Alford Webb his x mark {SEAL}

Read & signed
in presence of
G.C. Stancill
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