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$^[[100]]

For the hire of Negro ^[[Harry -]]
for the year 185^[[2]], the Virginia Central Railroad Company promise to pay to ^[[Robert Sting of Albemarle,]] or ^[[his]] assigns, the sum of ^[[One hundred _______.]] Dollars, on the first day of January 185^[[3]]. Said Negro [[handwritten dash]] to be employed on the VIRGINIA CENTRAL RAILROAD, and to be returned well clothed in the usual way, and with a Hat and Blanket.

^[[G. Fontaine]] Pres't.
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