Article of Agreement between Catharine T. Cate and B. L. Johns
African Americans, labor, race relations
In this contract, Catharine L. Cate agreed to work as a cook for B. J. Johns for the rate of $5 per month along with lodging and rations ("found"). They agreed that any changes to the contract would be made before a local Freedmen's Bureau agent, which was one of the duties agents undertook in helping the freedpeople find employment.
Lunenburg County Freedmen's Contracts, 1865-1866, Lunenburg County Court Records, Local Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia.
August 21, 1865
Library of Virginia
15_0732_002, Catharine Cate agreement_1865_transcription_15_0732_002.pdf
Lunenburg County, Virginia