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  1. ADAM BELL REWARD NOTICE FOR ESCAPED EN…
  2. AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION RECORDS
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  4. ARTIST BOOK: DIRTYLAUNDRY
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  7. BROADSIDE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
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  9. COMPLAINT AGAINST WILLIAM HALL BY JOHN PARK
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  11. DANIEL MONSON WORLD WAR II AVIATION CO…
  12. DEED OF GIFT FOR LUCY, AN ENSLAVED WOM…
  13. EDITH MCCHESNEY KER PAPERS
  14. EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE SNOW RIOT
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  18. FEDERAL THEATRE PROJECT COLLECTION
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  21. GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY YEARBOOK COLLECTION
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  36. LORD THOMAS FAIRFAX LAND SURVEY
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  48. RALEIGH AND CAREW FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE
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  51. ROUND HILL, VA SCHOOL CORRESPONDENCE
  52. VIRGINIA WOOLF LETTER
George Mason University Collections

Contract transferring temporary service of indentured servant Peyton Cook, written on January 14, 1860. In the contract, Cook's master R.B. Sherrard agrees to lend Cook into the services of John W. Brown and W.D. Brown of Winchester, Virginia for a period of just under a year. The Browns agree to return Cook to Sherrard, who resides in Bloomery, Virginia (now West Virginia) on December 25, 1860 with a host of new clothes and items provided to him in the interim in order to keep him comfortable, as well as to pay Cook's taxes. This contract also states that the Browns must pay Sherrard $100 upon or before the return of Cook for the use of him during that year. This item was originally described as a contract for an enslaved person, however, the lack of racial description and the services described in the contract indicate that Cook was not enslaved, but indentured.