White Slavery
From: Confedtrvl@aol.com
Enjoyed reading Joan Hough’s piece on White slavery. While visiting old home places of my ancestors in Kentucky, I went to the court house in Mason Co. There I found the papers on my Great, Great Grandfather Edmund Case. On the 8th of June, 1829 in pursuance of an act of the General Assembly of Kentucky of said court entitled, "An act concerning the poor."  My G G Grandfather was indentured to one Peyton White at the age of 16, he was to faithfully serve him, obey all lawful commands and for the full term of nine years, he was to learn the art of farming, read and write. After the term was over in nine years he was to be given the sum of three pounds, and a new suit. Edmund was Irish, and he was dirt poor all of his life as was his father.
Peggy Aldhizer