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-Ten Cents Rev Stamps-

This contract made this 10th March 1867 between W. L. Nugent, and the freedmen, whose names are hereto annexed
witnesseth -
That said Nugent has employed the said freedmen to work as farm laborers on his own & a part of the Loughborough plantation during the current year, & has agreed to pay them the wages set opposite their respective names, to furnish them rations of meat & meal, say 4 lbs meat & 1 peck meal per week such house rooms as can be prepared & fuel & medicine free of charge. In consideration of which said freedman agree to labor humbly & faithfully without let or hindrance, under the supervision management & control of A. C. Smith for the year aforesaid five & a half labor days during each week from early sunrise until Sunset, to pay for all lost time by sickness or otherwise at the rate of his agreed upon & for rations while not employed at the rate thirty-five cents per day, to obey cheerfully and promptly all the orders of said Smith and to do any and all kinds of labor required of them.  It is understood and agreed that during cotton picking season labor is not to cease until the cotton picked
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