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Hampton Negro Conference. Number III. July 1899.

1899VA-State-Hampton_Proceedings (83).pdf

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g. That in case of destruction of improvements by fire, not directly or indirectly caused by any act or neglect of the Tenant, the Association shall promptly rebuild the same and as nearly as possible in accordance with the original construction thereof.

h. To place each year in the Contingent Fund to the credit of said Tenant the sum of five dollars, from which fund said Tenant may borrow in emergencies upon his individual note to any amount not exceeding sixty dollars, at 6 per cent under certain circumstances and conditions only,—as follows:—

1 In case of loss of only cow,

2 In case of loss of only horse (or mule)

3 In case of failure of crops,

4 In case of physical inability to work (not caused by drunkenness)

5 For necessary extra labor hired at harvest time (this latter item not to exceed ten dollars)

It being especially understood and agreed that in certain cases the Association may at its discretion make loans for other purposes and also to increase the amount of the sum to be loaned to any member from said fund to such extent as the Trustees of the said Association may deem proper.

i. To provide and furnish to said Tenant at its warehouse without further cost to him, during each and every year of the continuance of this Contract, 30 pounds ready mixed paint and 1,000 pounds high grade fertilizers.

j. After the faithful performance on the part of said Tenant of all the conditions and provisions of this Contract for the term of ten consecutive years the said Association agrees to convey to said Tenant in fee simple a good and marketable title of the said tract of ground and improvements clear of encumbrance of any and every kind and release to said Tenant all interest in personal property such as stock, tools, etc. belonging to said farm. The said Association further agrees to pay back at that time to said Tenant the total amount placed to his credit in the Contingent Fund less any sums then due by him to said Fund. It being especially agreed and provided that the said Tenant may at any time after the expiration of five years from the ................ day of .................... 190.., secure title to the property and final settlement of all accounts with the said Association as above provided, by anticipating all obligations due by him under

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