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A freedman’s work contract, 1865.

Transcription:

Office of the Bureau of Refugees Freedmen for Robeson Co.
Lumberton Aug 28th 1865

This instrument witnesseth that Robert McKenzie of Robeson Co agrees to pay Truss B. Hall
$4.00 per month until 25th day of December next for and in sideration of the said Truss B. Hall
rendering the Robert McKenzie true and faithful service and obey all lawful commands as he
use to when a slave.
Robert McKenzie
Witnessed and approved Truss B. ^x his mark^ Hall
James [Sinclair?] agent of Bureau