1835 October 20
Small scrap of paper with four lines of text related to construction of Military Road from Jackson to Fort Smith, using slaves owned by future Arkansas governor, Thomas Drew. It provides a route, identifies the superintendent for road construction, and the amount paid for the use of slaves.
Rec'd of Thos. Baker Supr. Of the Mily Road leading
from Jackson via Liverty & Fayetteville to Ft. Smith
by the hand of David W. Lowe Esq. One hundred
Dollars for hire of hands (slaves) Octr 20th 1835.
Thos. S. Drew
Receipt, 7.75" x 3.5"
Construction; Construction workers; Slavery; Transportation
Lawrence County (Ark.)
MSNE.0070, Box 14, Folder 1282
Lawrence County (Ark.) Circuit Court records, MSNE.0070
Arkansas State Archives
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
Receipt for use of slaves in construction of Military Road, Lawrence County (Ark.) Circuit Court records, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
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