Bond for the hire of enslaved man named Harry by the Virginia Central Railroad

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Created by
Virginia Central Railroad Company, 1850 - 1868
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 3 1/8 x 6 3/4 in. (7.9 x 17.1 cm)
Type
labor and material bonds
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Date
1852
Description
Bond dated 1852 from Virginia Central Railroad Company promising to pay $100 to Robert King of Albemarle [Virginia?] "for the hire of Negro Harry" "to be employed on the Virginia Central Railroad, and to be returned well clothed in the usual way and with a Hat and Blanket." Signed: "[?] Fontaine", Pres't" Many inscriptions on reverse indicating the bond was cashed.
Transcription Center Status
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Topic
Labor
Slavery
Transportation
United States--History--1815-1861
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number
2011.51.15
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain

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