An old correspondent at Catlettsburg, Kentucky, is good enough to send the original of the unique contract below, which we are sure will be appreciated by legal folk. Our correspondent says, "Mr. Rolin Burns, the lawyer addressed ‘for to git shet of this,’ is a practitioner here.

John Collins and Peggy Fields are indicted for being too little married, and will be tried during the fall term of the Boyd Circuit Court." Sept 24th 1866

          A Contract enterdd in to Between Isaac fields the first part And John Collins The Second part Isaac field Agree eaceabley and friendly To sell His wife peggy fields To the Said John Collins for three Dollars Pegy fields is all So willin To this Contract for John Collins To By her This was Agred and Drew on the day of Sept 24th 1866 in the County of Boyd Ky Witnesses being Caled allso attest By

Jonas Roseblock

William Johnson

          Mr. Rolin Burns please to look at this Contract Between Isaac Fields and John Collins John Collins Sez he will pay the fee John Collins and Pagy Fields is now Returned Before the Surcit Cort And John Wishes to no the Best way to proseed for To get Shet of this Please Rite me a few Lines.


Source: Harper's new monthly magazine. / Volume 43, Issue 257, October 1871,  Editor's Drawer, p. 797


Submitted by: Marlitta Perkins