Jefferson County, Florida Freedmen's Contract, 1867

From: Circuit Court (2nd Circuit: Jefferson County), Miscellaneous Court Records, ca. 1828-1955, L 346

Jefferson County, Florida Freedmen's Contract, 1867

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The party offending It shall be altogether optional with the party of the first what course to persue in regard to them and his decision shall be binding in all cases. And in case of disputes happening amongst the hands, Employ[ees?] on the plantation they will leave it to the decision of the Employer

In consideration where of, the said party of the first part, for himself and his Executors, and administrators doth hereby covenant, that he will furnish them as usual, with food 3 lb meat to the hand & a peck of meal per week to the hand and houses during the time specified and as a compensation for the faithful performance of Labor on the plantation the said party of the first part agrees to give the said party of the first part, One third of the cotten, raised and housed upon the said plantation during the present year and One third the corn housed also Fodder Peas--Potatoes They paying One third for Bagging and Rope to Pack said cotton, And to take care of all stock Mules Hogs Horses Cattle &c owned by the party of the first part and order and Quiet shall be kept on the plantation at all times. it is also agreed that Mary and Ellen, Cook and washer on the plantation for the party of the first part