Cornelius Hawkins court testimony, ca. 1892
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Sworn says :-
I have lived on the West Oaks plantation and have rented the lands on the place from Mr. Peak, since the year 1871:-
I paid Mr. Peak ¼ of all the cotton raised on the place, every year for the Rent. I never paid him any rent for corn land on the place and no one else ever paid him anything for the Rent of the corn land. We have never made a good crop of corn on the Plantation since 1871. We have made on average 30 bales of Cotton every year on the place since 1871.- Mr. Peake never built any houses on the place, never built any fences, and never did any ditching. The only thing that he ever furnished was 8- Bunches (or spools) of wire for fencing.