Leasing contract for enslaved persons

Leasing contract for enslaved persons
Contract stating agreement to lease the labor of 17 enslaved persons for one year, to Mary A. Foy, from Graham, N.C., dated 30 March 1864. The Hiring-out system allowed a hirer to temporarily lease an enslaved person from an enslaver, generating revenue for the enslaver through the labor of the enslaved people completing the work.
March 30, 1864
Original Format
financial records
18cm x 25cm
Local Identifier
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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