Freedom Status
Enslaved until the end of the Civil War when he made an arrangement with Manly to continue to work on his plantation
Basil Manly Diary VI (1858-1878) image 83, June 20, 1865
"This day, at the plantation made an arrangement with my negroes to work on my place, being declared freedmen & freedwomen, by the Yankees. The arrangement includes my house – servants at home. They are to have the productions of ten average acres of corn. The following is a copy of the contract, and the names of the signers.
“We, the undersigned, declared “freedmen & freedwomen’” by the U.S. military authorities, and residing on the plantation of B. Manly, near Foster’s ferry, Tusk. Co. Ala do hereby agree to continue to work on the said plantation, under the direction of said Manly or his agent; to use due diligence during the customary number of hours, daily; to take care of all the stock, implements, or other property on the place or committed to us severally; and to act faithfully as laborers and employees on said plantation in all respects, until the close of the present year, on pain of being dismissed there from by said Manly or his legal representative by his desire. And we do also hereby agree to receive as full compensation for said services, the food, clothing, house-room, fuel and medical attendance in actual sickness, of ourselves and families; and further, that we receive the productions of a lot of ten (10) acres of land, to be selected as an average of the crop of corn; to be divided raticebly among us at the close of the year.
As witness of our freely & voluntarily agreeing here unto we have affirmed our mark opposite to our names, to this paper, before witnesses, at the said plantation, this 20th day of June, A.D. 1865.
Winter, Wood, Peter, William, Archy, Andrew, George, Robert, Alick, John, Henderson, Edmond, Oliver, Levi, Judy, Rose, Patsey, Martha, Sabra, Rebecca, Priscilla, Lydia, Binkey, Ann, Old Sabra, Julia, Morris, Arthur

U, B. Manly as named in the preceding instrument, do hereby express my agreement to employ the persons whose names are thereunto attached, according to the terms thereof.
Given, under my hand, the day & date before written.
B. Manly"
Spouse of
Basil Manly Diary VI (1858-1878) image 85, undated, summer 1865
"The man, Andrew, who has been in charge of my hogs, the former husband of Binkey, wished to know if he might be allowed to visit a woman, now in town, lately the property of Mrs. Hopson Owen, occasionally. The woman is such that I could not permit her to come on my place, nor suffer him to marry her.
To his enquiry; therefore, I answered no. He then said, he preferred to leave. I referred him to James whether he should leave at once, or after a few days. James told him to leave at once."
Work Location
Tuscaloosa (Manly's plantation)
"In charge of the hogs"
Basil Manly Diary VI (1858-1878) image 85, undated, summer 1865
"The man, Andrew, who has been in charge of my hogs"
Basil Manly (Second President of the University of Alabama 1837-1855)
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