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.
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.
Gift of Mr. Alexander B. Andrews
Processed by D. Lennon, May 1968
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