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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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Tilling the soil fencing repairing Houses takeing care of the stock prepareing the crop for market &c That they will perform the customary labor from daylight, until sunset, with the [usual] allowance of time for meals, and rest, and that they will not injure, any property of any decription owned by the party of the first part, on his plantation any property so injured, the party or Parties found Guilty will be held responsible for the value of the same, That the party of the second part will not leave their work without permission of the party of the first part his agent, or superintendant

That in case of sickness, the party of the second part shall be expected to pay the cost of rations furnished and whatever sum per day not exceeding 50 cts fifty cents, which may be determined on by the parties interested When ever the party of the first part may be absent from the plantation the parties of the second part shall yield the same obedience, and respect, to his superintendant as would be due, the party of the first part were he actually present, In case of the Violation of these articles or any of them without good and sufficient cause