Contract for Hire of Slaves

Title: Contract for Hire of Slaves
Description: This contract states that William D. Swinney and James O. Swinney will pay Mrs. Mary Enyart $175 to hire two of her slaves, Margaret and David, for one year. The Swinneys promise to pay for the slaves' clothing and medical bills, noting that "Lost time from military violence or running away [will] be deducted from the hire." The contract was signed January 1, 1863 in Howard County, Missouri.
Date original: January 1, 1863
Document Type: legal_document
Publication Statement: Scarritt-Royster-Swinney Family Papers (K0632): f.1
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