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Letter, 1850, of Dr. William Wirt, of "Bleak Hall," Westmoreland County, Va., to Lawrence Washington, of "Oak Grove," Westmoreland County, Va., concerning the hiring out of several African-American slaves.

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A list of the servants hired last June 1850 and for hire the coming June 1851

John (sailor) hired to Capt Thomas $100.00 Ross - Sam. Washington 70.00 Isaac Do ditto 65.00 Anthony Capt Baxter 30.00 Aaron (sailor) Capt Reen 65.00 Dick - S. W. Carter 65.00 Edumund F F Wilson 65.00 Sam F F Wilson 65.00 Alex. (sailor) 10¢per month Innis & Quisenbery) Reuben William Payne 65.00 Joshua William Payne 65.00