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Slavery and the Making of AmericaPicture of a plantation house near Social Circle, Georgia
Time and Place Slave Memories Resources The Slave Experience

The Slave Experience: Living
Intro Historical Overview Character Spotlight A Year in the Life Personal Narratives Original Docs
A Year in the Life: Pages from a plantation account book Living Conditions
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Daily record of cotton picked on Eustatia Plantation, during the week commencing on the 29th day of October 1860


29 30 31
Rain
=1 2 3
Keen Driver 1 270 280 120 Choping 285 280 [line crossed out]
Joe Eustis 2 270 280 120 Choping 285 280 1255
Ned Brown 3 275 265 140 Choping 300 280 1260
Jim Jenefer 4 Gining Gining Pressed Gining Gining Gining
Nelce 5 Corn hauling seed Corn hauling seed seed
Green 6 S-95 Sick Sick Gin 155 175 425 425
Richmond 7 135 145 85 Choping 170 155 690 690
Claborne 8 Gin Gin Press Gin Gin Gin
Harrison 9 170 170 100 Chop 180 185 805 805
Lit Peter 10 Waggon Driver Waggon Driver
Joe Gains 11 135 140 65 Chop 145 145 630 630
Abe 12 90 100 45 Chop 100 Cart 335 335
Stepney 13 Sick S-70 Sick Chop 185 170 425 425
Jefferson 14 250 285 100 Chop 285 285 1205 1205
old Peter 15 Gin Gin Press Gin Gin Gin
Andison 16 Lint Room Press Lint Room
William C 17 Gin Gin Press lint Room
Spensor 18 210 210 95 Chop 225 200 940 940
Stephen 19 150 165 Press Chop 195 185 695 695
Mountgomery 20 S-15 Sick Sick Gin 100 110 225 225
Jim Kinney 21 170 175 75 Chop 185 185 790 790
Jerry 22 Sick Sick 115 Chopt 235 240 590 590
Ben 23 260 275 130 Chop 285 260 1210 1210
Dick 24 150 155 70 Chop 160 150 685 685
Joe Claborne 25 230 225 115 Chop 240 220 1030 1030
Phillip 26 Sick Sick 105 Chop 240 245 588 588
Wilson 27 270 285 120 Chop 285 265 1225 1225
Elijha 28 125 145 Press Chop 145 145 560 560
Jackson 29 Waggon hauling wood 95 [crossed out]
Old Clarrissa 30 Sick Sick Sick [crossed out] Seed as sheller Corn 95 95 95
Ellen 31 155 155 70 Chop 165 170 715 715
Betsy Brown 32 160 160 70 Corn Sick Babe 390 390
Henney 33 145 155 100 Mending Sacks 185 195 780 780
Lit Marry 34 Corn 155 70 Corn 130 155 510 510
Mary Jones 35 180 175 95 Chop 180 175 805 805
Rhoda 36 Corn 165 90 Corn 165 165 585 585
Liddy 37 Corn 90 55 Corn 100 115 360 360
Minnervia 38 85 90 50 Chop 65 115 405 405
Matilda 39 Corn 115 50 Corn 130 145 440 440
Frozen 40 Corn 145 90 Corn 130 130 495 495
Leah 41 65 60 35 Wet day 65 70 295
Old Mariah 42 95 95 40 Corn 90 Cook 320
Mariah A 43 165 Sick Sick Sick Sick Scaffold 165
Big Amanda 44 235 240 95 Corn 230 250 1050
Celest 45 115 155 70 Chop 155 175 670
Big Sarah 46 170 185 80 Chop 175 175 785
lit Amanda 47 205 215 85 Chop 200 215 930
Eliza Ann 48 160 165 90 Corn 175 180 770
Patsy Ann 49 160 Runnaway Runn 185 345
Betsy Uslem 50 Child Child Child
Caroline 51 Corn 155 60 Corn 140 165 520
Sarah 52 155 155 70 Chop 165 175 720
Susan 53 70 70 40 Chop 85 100 365
Clarrissa 54 185 190 90 Chop 215 190 870
lit Patsy 55 185 205 95 Chop 215 190 890
Lit Sarah 56 145 165 70 Corn 150 155 685
57 --- --- --- --- --- ---
58 3000
2770
3085
3480
1450
1650
Chop
Chop
4070
3190
3860
3530
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59 5770 6565 3100 7260 7390
60 7260
3100
61 6565
62 5770
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63 30085
321490
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64 351575
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