1800s Alabama Handwritten Book, Slave Tax Documents For Sale
1800s Alabama Handwritten Book, Slave Tax Documents
Fabulousarchive consistingof aday book and documents belonging to Major Miles Washington Abernathy (1807-1877) of Jacksonville, Calhoun Co, ALa slave and plantation owner, and public official.During the Civil War he was appointed major and turned his home into a hospital for the soldiers.
The lot includes:
Manuscript day book, 1866-71.Containspost-war records offreedmen (former slaves)for labor, expenses. Includes accts of various individuals (some w/ last name of "Freedmen",or first name only, i.e. "Penny"); plus, personal, household, misc. Appx 70 filled pages, 5" x 8".
"Bergner Freedman begins service 4th Jan 1867, finding him decent clothing, lodging...to work under orders for 12 months...old grey pantaloons, shoes.." He later gets a spelling book, coatetc.; "
Adam A. Freedman engaged for the year 1868 to cultivate 12 acres in corn & potatoes for 1/3 of all he makes....is to attend on my family in all domestic work....";
"Timothy & his wife Amanda this day refused to wash for family..."
Plus,seed cotton; tobacco; hauling, notation "Oct 12 1865 Genl Wm H. Forney to 20 Bus corn...";more.
Lacks cover, soiling, chipping first few pages, overall clean, legible.
(8) tax documents, (4) pre-war, 1851-61each noting 20+ negroes. Others post-war to 1872. VG
(3) 1850s storeledger billls, Abernathy in acct w/ John D. Hoke & Brother, multiple page documents. Some tears, soiling.
A few Confederate items are offered separately. Thank you.
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