Slave Hire

Title: Slave Hire
Description: In this document, James Lawrence and W.W. Walter promise to pay Hugh G. Rees sixty dollars for the hire of a 15-year-old female slave named Nancy. Lawrence and Walter agree to “treat the said girl humanely…and not take her out of the State of MO.” The two men promise to return Nancy to Rees on January 1, 1856.
Date original: ca. 1856
Owning organization: Bushwhacker Museum
Document Type: legal_document
Publication Statement: Slaveholders Probate Records, Lawrence, James, #3
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Bushwhacker Museum at: 212 W. Walnut, Nevada MO 64772, Phone: (417)667-9602, E-mail: bushwhackerjail@sbcglobal.net. Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Bushwhacker Museum. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Bushwhacker Museum.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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