Agreement with Freedmen of Chatham Plantation in Ascension Parish, La., February 2, 1865

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Title

Agreement with Freedmen of Chatham Plantation in Ascension Parish, La., February 2, 1865

Subject

Emancipation; Freedmen--Contracts

Description

This document records an agreement between John R. Thompson, the owner of Chatham Plantation, and the freedmen on the plantation, including people who had been sold to Henry Johnson (the former owner of Chatham) by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838, and the children.of those who had been sold.

Creator

National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1865-02-02

Contributor

Adam Rothman. Thanks to Richard Cellini and Judy Riffel of the Georgetown Memory Project for bringing these records to our attention.

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Labor contract

Identifier

GSA73

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Text

To be transcribed.

Files

Citation

National Archives, Washington, D.C., “Agreement with Freedmen of Chatham Plantation in Ascension Parish, La., February 2, 1865,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed September 26, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/81.

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