|Title:||Enos Harrell Papers|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Papers (1815-1866) including a promissory note, receipts, and a letter from the Freedman's Bureau relating to the payment of wages of a former slave. 8 items.|
|Extent:||0.121 Cubic feet, 8 items, consisting of a letter, promissory note, and receipts.|
March 13, 1968, 8 items; Papers, consisting of a letter, promissory note, and receipts. Given to J. Y. Joyner Library by Mr. Alexander B. Andrews, Raleigh, N.C.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Enos Harrell Papers (#46), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by D. Lennon, May 1968
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The most significant item in the collection is a letter from the Headquarters, Freedmen's Bureau, Subdivision of Tarboro, Rocky Mount, N.C., sent to Enos Harrell and dated January 14, 1866. The letter charges that Harrell failed to pay proper wages to a Negro servant, Sophia Dunford. The Freedmen's Bureau, an important factor in the work of Reconstruction in the South, was charged with, among other things, the settlement of disputes between Whites and Negroes.
Also included, in addition to receipts (1815-1847), is a promissory note which reflects the hiring for the year 1855 of a Negro girl named Sophia. The note was payable to Luinda Dunfred.
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