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Philodemic Debates 1830 p10.pdf
The minute book for Georgetown's Philodemic Society records that members debated the issue of slavery in its first year. The date of the debate is not given, but it was probably late in 1830 or early 1831.

RFOFB-R35-F310 West Oak Pay Roll 1867-10-17.pdf
This payroll from the Freedmen's Bureau records lists laborers at West Oak plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Many of the people listed in this document were sold to West Oak by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838 or were the children of people sold…

RFOFB-R45-F459 Agreement with Freedmen at West Oak 1865-04-03.pdf
This document is a contract between Mrs. Emily Woolfolk, the owner of West Oak plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, and the freed people on the plantation for wages for the ensuing year. Many of the freed people at West Oak had been sold to…

RFOFB-R45-F455 Woolfolk contract with employees at West Oak 1864-04-12.pdf
Mrs. Emily Woolfolk, the owner of West Oak plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, contracts with her ex-slave "employees" for 1864. Many of the people listed in this contract had been sold to Jesse Batey (the former owner of West Oak) by the…

RFOFB-R30-F161 Chatham Plantation Final Pay Roll 1865.pdf
This document from the Freedmen's Bureau is a record of the wages paid to the freed people on John R. Thompson's Chatham Plantation in Ascension Parish in 1865. The freed people included ex-slaves of the Maryland Jesuits who had been sold to Henry…

RFOFB-R40-F554 Chatham Plantation Agreement with Freedmen 1865.pdf
This document records an agreement between John R. Thompson, the owner of Chatham Plantation, and the freedmen on the plantation, including people who had been sold to Henry Johnson (the former owner of Chatham) by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838, and…

GTM119b101f09i01p38 Baptism of Sylvester at Newtown 1819.pdf
Baptismal record for Sylvester, the son of Joe and Easter, slaves of Newtown, dated June 4, 1819. Joe and Easter (or Esther) Greenleaf and their children, including Sylvester, were sold to Henry Johnson in 1838. Their names appear on the list of…

msa_c1544_4-0508 Carberry slaves 1821.pdf
This list of slaves at St. Inigoes was prepared for purposes of tax assessment in 1821. It lists the names, ages, and assessed value of the men, women, and children at the Jesuits' St. Inigoes plantation. Many of the people listed in this assessment…

Carberry slaves in St Mary's County Md from 1831 tax assessment.pdf
This list of slaves at St. Inigoes was prepared for purposes of tax assessment in 1831. It lists the names, ages, and assessed value of the men, women, and children at the Jesuits' St. Inigoes plantation seven years before the 1838 sale. Comparing…

In 1867, officials in Maryland undertook a census of all the slaves in Maryland who were emancipated in the state in 1864. The census was prepared in the hope that the ex-slaveowners would be compensated for the loss of their human property, as…
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