Unbound labor contracts, August 1865–March 1867, are arranged numerically, with unnumbered contracts at the end of the series. Contracts between freedmen and employers were witnessed by the local superintendent. Most are printed forms, and they usually indicate the period of service, the rate of wages, and the type of work to be performed.
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