So to work he set with the beadles, and the constables, and the overseers.
The overseers were brutal when the slaves did not do the tasks set for them.
Here is an order from Deacon Pinkerton, chairman of the overseers of the poor.
At his death he had received £60, but he gave up to the Overseers a legacy of £30.
He was, of all the overseers, the most dreaded by the slaves.
The overseers of all the farms were in some sort under him, and received the law from his mouth.
We didn't have no overseers in northern Texas, but in southern Texas dey did.
In them times it was mostly the overseers and the drivers who was the mean ones.
He never employed any overseers as he done his own overseeing.
Old Master was good to all of his slaves but his overseers had orders to make 'em work.