Contract between Royall H. Eubank and Pollard Gaines
African Americans, labor, race relations
In December 1865 Pollard Gaines, an African American, contracted with Royall H. Eubank to work his Nelson County farm, tend to all the livestock, repair buildings and fences, cut and haul firewood, fill the ice house, and cultivate the garden "for the white family," in exchange for half the tobacco, wheat, corn, rye, oats, and hay Gaines raised that year. Gaines sued Eubank in the spring of 1867 for not paying him the agreed upon amounts of corn and tobacco.
Royall H. Eubank
Pollard Gaines v. Royall H. Eubank, 1867-004, Nelson County Chancery Causes, 1808-1912, Local Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia.
November 29, 1865
Library of Virginia
Gaines v. Eubank Chancery Suit
125_1867_004_0005, 125_1867_004_0006a, 125_1867_004_0006b, Royall H. Eubank contract_1865_transcription_125_1867_004_0005.pdf
Nelson County, Virginia