by Julia Munro

Barrett, male, last name unknown; alternate spellings of name were "Barret" and "Barnete." He was hired out to the university several times by Lucy J. Poindexter (P47091). The first entry was for a year's hire at $59.25: "Labor acct. draft to bills payable for hire of Negroes to Lucy J. Poindexter for hire of Barnete" (February 24, 1823). A January 1, 1824 entry states, "To Lucy J. Poindexter for Barrett $58" (also, presumably, for a year's hire). 
Two entries, both dated April 8, 1825, provide interesting details. At the amount of $56 was recorded, "Bills Payable for draft to H. Watson (P47102) for hire of Barrett of L. J. Poindexter." Also recorded was $2 "payable to L. J. Poindexter for this sum deducted from hire of Barret for Raglands for $2." H. Watson was also involved in the hire of Margaret Poindexter's slave, George (P47104).
1. References to the Individual in the JUEL Digitized Transcripts
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Proctor's Daybook = NOT YET DIGITIZED 
2. Library Call Numbers/Bibliographic Records
Proctor's Daybook [Manuscript], 1821-1828. Special Collections, University of Virginia Library. RG-5/3/2.102
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