On one of his estates the three hundred serfs were liberated and became free agricultural laborers--this being one of the first examples of the kind in Russia.
On other estates the serfs' compulsory labor was commuted for a quitrent.
A trained midwife was engaged for Bogucharovo at his expense, and a priest was paid to teach reading and writing to the children of the peasants and household serfs.
Prince Andrew spent half his time at Bald Hills with his father and his son, who was still in the care of nurses.
The other half he spent in "Bogucharovo Cloister," as his father called Prince Andrew's estate.

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