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Object Name Agreement
Catalog Number FIC2017.03001
Date January 1, 1865
Scope & Content Agreement: Slave hiring agreement for Fannie, by Varina Davis for Jefferson Davis, with Thomas Binford, January 1, 1865

"$400 / On th 1st Jany. next, we bind ourselves / our heirs, to pay Thomas Binford, his heirs / or assigns four hundred dollars for the hire / of a negro woman Fannie / payable quarterly, for the present year. / Said negro woman to be returned at Christmas / next Will clothes and blanket. Witness our / hands and seals this 1st day of Jany 1865 / V Davis for / Jeffn Davis / Seal / Seal"

On reverse: "March 1st 1865 Recd / the 1st quarter of the / within / Thos Binford"
Archival History Metal Case 3 D14

The slave woman, Fannie, was to serve the household of Jefferson Davis for one year, in return receiving clothing and a blanket. The war ended before her contract could be completed.
People Davis, Jefferson
Binford, Thomas
Davis, Varina Banks Howell [Mrs. Jefferson]
Search Terms Richmond, Virginia
Confederate Executive Mansion
White House of the Confederacy
Subjects slaves
African Americans
Civil War, U.S.