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Agreement between Angus McQueen and Ellen

Agreement between Angus McQueen and Ellen

Descriptive Summary

Title: Agreement between Angus McQueen and Ellen
Creator: Ellen
Creator: McQueen, Angus, 1822-1889
Inclusive Dates: 1864-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 2 items
Collection Number: ms4146
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

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."

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Agreement between Angus McQueen and Ellen, ms 4146, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

This collection is digitized and available in the Digital Library of Georgia:

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Indentures -- Georgia.
Montgomery County (Ga.)
Slave bills of sale.
Slaveholders -- Georgia.
Women slave -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Bill of Sale, 1864 May 9 Access Online
11Agreement, 1865 August 14