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Re: Field Record 105 - Freedmans Bureau

Cont' Freedmans Bureau Records

Moses Shannon (Freedman) vs L.T. Chews:

Moses Shannon raised cotton on land cleared by him, his wife Jennie and family. L.T. Chew went to Shannon's house, pulled a revolver and threated to shoot Shannon in the head. Chew had a black man named Billy along with a man by the name of A.M. Jackson to load up the bales of cotton on a wagon and take it to town. The cotton was unloaded near a store downtown.

On 11/28/1868 the Bureau found in favor of Moses Shannon. The bales of cotton was sold and Moses was awarded $28.00 in lawful currency.


Freedman's Contract made by A H Adams (white)

Freedmen who are to get one/ half share of cotton and corn for their payment
Gus Porter
John Porter
John Wilson
Rufe Lee
Tom Hawkins
Jeb Ballen

A.H Adams part:
Furnish mules and food for mules
Rent a certain place on the ground near the front of house for freedman to eat
Will furnish food that they didn't supply. If they used corn to make bread for lunch it must be replaced from their share of the one/halves

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