laves were employed in various labors, such as working on fortifications, as teamsters, et cetera, for the cause of the conspirators.
The following is the form of the voucher held by the Government as the employer of slaves.
for such purposes:--
We, the subscribers, acknowledge to have received of John B. Stannard, First Corps of Engineers, the sums set opposite our names, respectively, being in full for the services of our slaves at Drewry's Bluff, during the months of March and April, 1863, having signed duplicate receipts.
from whom hired.name and occupation.time Bmployed.rate of Wages.amount for each Slave.amount received.signatures.
J. G. Woodfire.William, laborer.22 days.$16 a month. $13 33Joseph G. Woodfire.
William E. Martin.Richard, laborer.37 days.$16 a month.$19 75
William E. Martin.Henry, laborer.37 days.$16 a month.19 7589 46W. E. Martin.
I certify the above pay-roll is correct and just, John B. Stannard.
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