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[Transcript of Letter from James F. Perry to Capt. Bartlet Sims, May 6, 1847]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from James F. Perry to Capt. Bartlet Sims, in which Perry offers to sell the land that Sims currently lives on to him for one dollar per acre - to be paid in part with negro slaves at cash price and in part in cash. Perry also informs Sims that the court case involving the land in question has not been decided upon.
Date: May 6, 1847
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Schedule of Property Belonging to Moses Austin and Co. Delivered to Charles Austin by Order of Stephen Austin, August 19, 1802]

Description: Copy of transcript for a transcript of schedule of property belonging to Moses Austin and Co. delivered to Charles Austin by James Austin on the order of Stephen Austin. The schedule of property includes a description of each item, the quantity of each item, and the price. Additionally, James Austin includes a note for Moses Austin indicating that he has fulfilled the obligations of his contract.
Date: August 19, 1802
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Slave Built Home From 1854]

Description: Photograph of a home built by slave labor in 1854. The house is white painted wood with a brick chimney, a front porch, and a balcony directly overhead. There is a large tree in front of the home and a wire fence with wooden posts located in the foreground on the right side of the photo.
Date: unknown
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

[Transcript of Letter from Thomas F. McKinney to James F. Perry, October 22, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Thomas F. McKinney to James F. Perry, in which McKinney thanks Perry for the use of his "boy" in the completion of a challenging task. [It is unclear from this letter if "boy" is a diminutive way of addressing a male slave or if "boy" actually refers to Perry's son.]
Date: October 22, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of translation of a law passed by the legislature in the state of Coahuila y Tejas, May 1828]

Description: Copy of transcript for a translation of a law passed by the legislature in the state of Coahuila y Tejas, in which the legislature addresses the labor shortage in the state by providing explicit terms of contract between settlers and their servants of color.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Cotton Picking Scene of Paris, Tex.]

Description: Color postcard with an image of workers picking cotton in Paris, Texas. Handwritten on the front of the postcard is, "Hello Precious, Aunt Rosa." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 206 East 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is postmarked Monett & Paris on Mar 11, 1907.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes