Taylor's Farm

June 28, 1870


"Negroes" are being moved off of the lands they were squatting on, and are working as labor on other farms or are remaining as laborers for the owners of the aforementioned properties.


Sheriff Mayhew tells us that all is quiet ;it Taylor's farm, and that the negroes are all moving away as rapidly as they can get off. A great many of the farmers in the neighborhood have arranged to accommodate squads of them on their lands, to secure their labor, while a large portion of them have accepted of a proposition from General Butler to settle on his land, in the neighborhood of Hampton, their settlements to be paid for in so many years.-Norfolk Day Book.
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