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John J. Ormond (University trustee member 1843 –1847 & 1855-at least 1861)
L. C. Garland Note Hiring Tom, Baker, and Jim, January 1, 1864
"The University of Alabama has this day hired from John J. Ormond for the coming year the following slaves –Tom a Carpenter and Baker a plaisterer and bricklayer at two thousand and fifty dollars each and Jim a Carpenter at one hundred and fifty dollars all to be furnished the customary winter and summer clothing and the boy Jim as far as practicable to be kept at work at his house
In witness [unreadable] of the Superintendent of the University hereto sets his hand this 1st day of January 1864
[signed] L. C. Garland
Prest and Supt"
The University of Alabama
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Landon Cabell Garland letterbook transcripts, vol. 1, 1862-1863, image 162, Jan 2, 1863 (Garland to Ormond)
"Unty. Of Ala.
Janry 2, 1863
Judge J. J. Ormond
My Dear Sir,
I am willing to take Jim on the terms you propose, provided I may deliver him to you, if it should so turn out that I am unable to procure nails to keep our workmen employed, and to pay pro rata, for the time actually in our service. The probabilities are very remote of a necessity to stop work, but I do not wish to organize a force so large as sure way begun in that regard –
I am very Truly Yrs.
L. C. Garland"
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