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Confederate Citizens Papers page 2


Agreement of Gov. Henry W. Allen and Johnson Montgomery 8 August 1864
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This agreement between Henry W. Allen Governor of the State of Louisiana and Johnson Montgomery the duly authorized agent of James M. Gillispie of the Parish of Texas, made this 8th day of August A. D. 1864, witnessed?????
1. That Johnson Montgomery agent of James M. Gillispie hereby hires to the said Governor of La. sixty negroes now in Rusk County, Texas belonging top the said Gillispie to work at spinning or other labor for the State of La. for the term of the existing war or for a less term at the option of the said Gov. Allen.
2. That the said Gov. Allen will cloth and subsist the said sixty negroes and pay in addition an equitable sum for their services to be hereafter agreed upon with their owner the above named Gillispie.
Given under our hand and seal this date above written at the city of Shreveport.

In the Presence of
Framming Arpus Henry W. Allen (Seal)
E W. Halsly Johnson Montgomery (Seal)



Receipt of Johnson Montgomery to Capt. F. harper for 60 negroes.This receipt also list several items and tools which we are not transcribing

The state of Texas} Received of Frances A. Harper County of ?????? state agent of the Stae of Louisiana the following named Negroes and property good and chattle of James M. Gullispie of Texas Parish state of Louisiana which I am to take possession of and work said negroes for the making of cloth for Gov. H. W. Allen of said state of Louisiana and to account to him to wit}

1. Bigg Alfred
2. Wm. Slidell
3. Wm. ??????
4. Thomas
5. Fred } In gov. employ
6. Bob }
7. Jacob
8. ?????
9. Anthony
10. Henry
11. Ely
12. Alfred
13 Lef ?????
14. Jackobson
15. Wash
16. Prince
17. Sam
18. Little Alfred
19. Lew Willington
20. Nathan
21 Riley

second column

22. Horrace
Negro Women
23. Lydia
24. Ellen Tyler
25. Nanny
26. Frankie ?????
27. Maria Williams
28. Bigg Matilda
29. Hattie
30. Precilla ?????
31. Peggy
32. Nisey
33. Lucy Hall
34. Lizzie Hall
35. Big Louisa
36. Yellow Louisa
37. Eliza Jane
38. Francis
39. Eliza Jackson
40. Martha ????
41. Martha Nelson
42. Mary Nelson

3rd column

43. Little Matilda
44. Millie(?)
45. Millie ????
46. Catherine
47. Little Charlotte
48. Black Ellen
49. Ameila
50. ??????
51. Rebecca
52. Greta ?????
53. ???????
54. Susan /Children
55. Margaret
56. Cordilia
57. ?????
58. Gracy
59. Mark
60. Henry
61. George
62. William
63. Jackson
64. Ben L??????
65. Little Gusti.


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