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Agent's book of contracts

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of contracts made by the Prison Agent with individuals and firms for the mining and manufacturing of iron and nails, and the making of barrel hoops, boots and shoes, and other products of prison industry. Included are details concerning the employment of prison labor in these enterprises.
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Quantity:
0.3 cu. ft. (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1853-1864
Series Number:
B0109

Scope and Content Note

This series contains copies of contracts made by the Prison Agent with various individuals and firms for the mining and manufacturing of iron and nails, and the making of barrel hoops, boots and shoes, and other products of prison industry, giving detailed provisions concerning the employment of prison labor in these enterprises. Laws of 1847 empowered the Prison Agent to make contracts for the labor of prisoners.

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