Article of Agreement between William Arvin Jr., and Nancy Arvin
African Americans, labor, race relations
In December 1865 Nancy Arvin contracted with William Arvin Jr., possibly her former owner, to care for his farm for a suit of summer and winter clothing for her and three of her children and for wages for two of her other children. In the aftermath of the Civil War, suitable clothing could be hard to come by and labor contracts sometimes included clothing as part of the laborer's remuneration.
William Arvin Jr.
Lunenburg County Freedmen's Contracts, 1865-1866, Lunenburg County Court Records, Local Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia.
December 5, 1865
Library of Virginia
15_0732_005, William Arvin agreement_1865_transcription_15_0732_005.pdf
Lunenburg County, Virginia