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RFOFB-R45-F455 Woolfolk contract with employees at West Oak 1864-04-12.pdf
Mrs. Emily Woolfolk, the owner of West Oak plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, contracts with her ex-slave "employees" for 1864. Many of the people listed in this contract had been sold to Jesse Batey (the former owner of West Oak) by the…

In 1867, officials in Maryland undertook a census of all the slaves in Maryland who were emancipated in the state in 1864. The census was prepared in the hope that the ex-slaveowners would be compensated for the loss of their human property, as…
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