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The Hampton Plantation Account Book
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After the Civil War, some slaves chose to stay on with their former owners as wage laborers. This page from a South Carolina plantation account book records monthly wages paid to a family of former slaves for services rendered.

Transcript
March and Family in acc with
Hampton Plantation        Dr Advances

February 1866
March                          $ 15 70
Mary
Milly
Taller

March 1866

March       21               $13 12
Mary         27
Milly          26
Taller        27

April 1866

March                          $12 46
Mary
Milly
Taller

May 1866

March                          $14 00
Mary
Milly
Taller

June 1866

March                          $12 72
Mary
Milly
Taller

July 1866

March                           $14 00
Mary
Milly
Taller
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