The Georgetown Slavery Archive is a repository of materials relating to the Maryland Jesuits, Georgetown University, and slavery. This project was initiated by the Archives Subgroup of the Georgetown University Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation.

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Gabe obtains "leave to buy himself free," 1828


This note in Gabe's account records that in March 1828 he received permission to purchase his freedom. Gabe was required to pay $8 per month for his…

Births at Newtown, 1782-1796

GTM119b44f04i03 Newtown Day Book - slaves at Newtown 1782-1796.pdf

This page from the Newtown daybook records the birth of 28 slaves at Newtown from 1782 to 1796. Eight children died during the first years of their…

Disposal of "Supernumerary" Slaves: Proceedings of the Roman Catholic Clergy, April 25th, 1804


In this meeting from 1804, the Corporation agreed to sell the "supernumerary" slaves of Deer Creek to settle the claims of William Pasquet, a secular…