On the first day of January next I promise to pay Samuel A. Grey his heirs etc. the first & full sum of seventeen dollars, for the hire the present year of a negro girl named Margarete and to furnish her the usual clothing. Witness my hand & seal this 9th Jany 1852. $17. Leander Woodson.
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