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1 Title:   Agreement between Angus McQueen and Ellen  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Ellen  
  Dates:   1864-1865  
The collection consists of a bill of sale from Savannah, Georgia for the purchase of an enslaved woman, Ellen, and her child, Caroline, and an agreement made between Ellen and Angus McQueen. The bill of sale shows that Jackson Hodges paid $3,700 dollars to Samuel Hauser. The bill of sale also notes that Ellen has a burn. A year later after the end of the Civil War, an indenture agreement was made between Angus McQueen of Montgomery County, Georgia and the "now freed woman," Ellen. In the agreement, Ellen agrees to continue working on McQueen's plantation. McQueen "promises and agrees to feed, clothe, and give medical attention to" Ellen and her child. These terms are considered to be Ellen's "just compensation for the labor performed." McQueen agrees to these terms as long as Ellen "will obey all orders" and "will be respectful, submissive, and obedient."
  Identifier:   ms4146  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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