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Indenture of a Haitian Woman

Free black Haitians entered Louisiana society at various levels. Some were skilled workers or store owners and became part of the Afro-Creole elite. But others worked as domestics and at other unskilled jobs. Lolo Brémont was a fourteen-year-old girl born in Mirebalais, who had arrived in 1809. That same year, she was placed as an indentured servant with a white family. Two years later, she signed another indenture to become an apprentice hatmaker in New Orleans.

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