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Freedman's labor contract

Collection number: ahc.MSS586f

Scope and Content

This collection contains one freedman's labor contract (January 1, 1866) between John M. McNeel, plantation owner, and Ned and his family of eight. The indenture stipulates that Ned and his family will work for John McNeel for one year for a salary of $120, as well as housing, food, and cotton to weave clothes.


  • 1866 January 1

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Not applicable


1 item(s)



Existence and Location of Copies

A transcription of the document is included in this collection.


America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.

Freedman's labor contract
Paul Crater
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

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