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    North Carolina Slavery Hiring-Out Manuscript Document. One page, 7.75" x 5", "County of Chowan", [N. Carolina], Jan. 1, 1855, a contract binding William McCoy to pay $175.00 to W.E. Bond "for value rec'd in present year's hire of his blk-smith John." McCoy is also required to "furnish said slave one winter & one summer suit of clothes, two prs of shoes, a hat, blanket & one pair of stockings, not to carry or send him out of the county of Chowan, nor by water nor employ him at any fishery..." Two vertical folds, and lightly toned with docket on verso. Near fine condition, an unusual slave item made so by the terms and conditions imposed. John was likely a highly skilled craftsman much valued to make such terms necessary.

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