Sylvanus Castleman to Stephen F. Austin, 04-12-1824

Summary: Agreement for hire of slave.

This is to witness that I have this day hired from Stephen F Austin judge of this Colony an African negro man named John belonging to the heirs of Richard Barret deced for the term of three months for which I obligate myself to pay to said heirs or their representative twenty five bushels of corn to be delivered on the Brasos River next fall.

St Felipe de Austin April 12, 1824

Sylvanus Castleman.