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Texas Slavery Documents
- 1860-1867 (Creation)
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Two documents related to slavery in Texas, mounted onto a piece of cardstock. The first is an 1860 contract for the lease of an enslaved boy named William in La Grange, Texas. The contract is signed by M.H. Hall, R. L. Breeding, and Joseph H. Eaves; the enslaver of William is D.K. Pope.
The second document is an 1867 contract between James Frazor and Sally Frazor, laying out terms for Sally to be employed by James as a domestic laborer. Based on the date, description of the labor and remuneration, names, and Sally's illiteracy, it is likely that Sally was formerly enslaved by James.
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These documents have been mounted on a piece of cardstock; to remove them could cause damage to the original documents.
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Removed from the papers of Trinity University president Monroe G. Everett, 1885-1964 (UA0006). It is unknown what relationship Everett may have had with the individuals from these documents.
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Added by Colleen Hoelscher, January 2022.