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African American farmers -- Virginia -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.

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Wimbish, Lewis W. and Thomas Jeffreys, Memorandum of Agreement for Employment, 1873

 Item — Box 54: [Barcode: 32101070780539]
Scope and Contents Consists of a manuscript labor contract between Lewis W. Wimbish, a white Virginia landowner (likely in Mecklenburg County), and Thomas Jeffreys, an African American farm worker who was born in Virginia around 1837. Dating to the Reconstruction Era, this year-long contract specifies that Wimbish will pay Jeffreys sixty dollars for his services as a "farm hand and general laborer." The contract also states that Wimbish will furnish Jeffreys with a house and food ("three barrels of corn, one...
Dates: 1873