Fannin County, Texas gets a new school teacher

One-page manuscript contract between Boone and the county for his services as a school teacher

October, 1849. Folio, approx. 12" x 7ᄑ", on blue paper; previous folds, lightly stained, especially along the central fold where there is some blurring of the ink; good or better. "Witnesseth: The said J. R. Boone doth agree to teach a day school for the term of three months consisting of four scholastic weeks per month & five days per week. Likewise, he doth agree to keep good order in school & to pay particular attention to the advancement of his pupils. The said school to commence Oct. 29 if the schoolhouse is made comfortable by that time. We the undersigners do agree to pay the said J. R. Boone at the end of said term for each scholar set to our respective names the sum of One Dollar for teaching Orthography, Reading & Writing, and One Dollar and twenty-five cents for all other branches of learning. Two-thirds of said amount may be discharged in young cattle at the common cash price, or such barter as the said Boone may want..." At the bottom are the signatories names: Edmiston Cox, Saml. McFarland, Silverton Kerr, and John F. Wright on behalf of the County, and what I take to be sign-ups for the class: Lindsey, Everts, Cox, Bingham, etc. Together with: A one-page A.L.s. from A. P. Lloyd, Deputy Clerk for the Discrict Court, Denton County, Texas, to Joseph R. Boone, enclosing a bill for county court costs (filing fees, citations, recording fees, etc.) of $10.07, for a suit brought by Boone against J. B. Emmons, May 31, 1852 which was apparently dismissed. Item #53731

Price: $750.00

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