Interview with Clay East
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QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

OK, now, tell me a little bit more about the Norcross plantation, you told me that it was real big, but how large it was, and how much he paid his sharecroppers and tenants, and so forth.

CLAY EAST:

You don't pay sharecroppers, they get half of the—

INTERVIEWER:

Hang on, one second, one second, can you start that over again? Let me remind you, yesterday you said something about, they pay you 40 cents a day? Who was doing that?

CLAY EAST:

Well, that was generally a big store. Some of them had their own stores, and store, a merchant there in town would furnish them as guaranteed by the landowner. He'd give these folks a furnish, whatever it was, so much for the amount of land they had, as I told you before. They, it was furnished on the amount of acreage they had, see, that's the furnish they got a month.