This passage includes an excerpt from the editor's introduction, which discusses the cession of Choctaw lands east of the Tombigbee River to the United States in October 1816. It also mentions the settlement of French exiles at Demopolis in 1817.
Robert Gracey died in 1841. The book is divided into three sections. The first notes the payment and collection of debts from 1842 to 1845. The second section deals with the accounts of Minor and his brother John Ivey Gracey; it records the...
In exchange for managing the plantation and slaves, Collins will receive a horse to ride about the property; housing, provisions, and a servant for his family; and $500 per year. The contract ends with the stipulation that "if he drinks any spirits...
Bocock will furnish the land and stock, and he will advance his employees provisions each week; the freedmen will pay for their own expenses and receive one-third of the all the crops. A provision at the end of the contract (which is in a different...
Smith served as an overseer on Willis P. Bocock's Waldwick Plantation in Marengo County, Alabama. The book records births and deaths among the slaves; time lost for sickness and visits by the doctor; articles sold from and purchased for the...
Smith served as an overseer on Willis P. Bocock's Waldwick Plantation in Marengo County, Alabama. The book records an inventory of the slaves, livestock, and equipment on the plantation; births and deaths among the slaves; time lost for sickness...
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