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Captain Neale's "Black boy".pdf
This September 2, 1829 entry into the college's expense account shows $8 being paid to Captain L. Neale's "black boy," for the "passages" of George and Enoch Fenwick and Nat. and Charles King.

Aaron:Bladen Forrest.pdf
This is the account of Bladen Forrest for the labor of "servant Aaron." In this account Aaron is recorded as having worked at the college from May 7, 1849 to September 7, 1849. Forrest was a local Georgetown slaveholder. Forrest registered 8 enslaved…

Charles Taylor March 1 1840 g 100.pdf
This baptism record from Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown records the baptism of Theodore Augustin, son of Charles Taylor and Mary Boarman, on March 1, 1840. Charles Taylor was enslaved at the college for a number of years. Boarman was a free woman…

Presents, Dick, Charly, Hilary, Archy.pdf
Entries in the college cash book for April 1827 include payments of .25 cents described as "presents" given to enslaved people working at the college, including Charly, Dick, Hilary, and Archy.

Ben and James extra work.pdf
This cash book entry from September 20, 1847 shows a payment of $6 being made to Ben and James, described as "hired col[or]d serv[an]ts," for "extra work in vacations."  Ben and James likely refer to Benedict Johnson and James Young who appear to…

colored servants christmas.pdf
This December 29, 1846 entry in the college's cash book records payment of $2 being paid out to 4 "colored servants" as a Christmas gift. Similar payments for various holidays like Christmas and Easter are scattered throughout the financial records.…

Clem doctors fees.pdf
On January 1, 1827 a payment of $2.50 was recorded in the college's cash book to "Negro Clem to pay doctors fees." Clem was hired out by the college for a number of years. See GSA168.Other items of note on this page include payments to "Old" Dick and…

Ritchie.pdf
This bill book contains various student accounts containing entries for charges for "wages of servants."

Ben Johnson 2.pdf
This is the account of Benedict Johnson, here called "Ben. Johnson (col'd) Mrs. Foxhalls man." Johnson was hired by the college for a rate of $10 per month in 1842. In 1843, when Johnson began working at the college again, it was at the rate of $8.50…

J Bronaugh.pdf
This account for Jeremiah Bronaugh shows the hiring of multiple enslaved men beginning in 1843 to the college. James and Buck, whose full name appears to be William Johnson, were hired from Bronaugh for $7 per month. A notation records that Buck left…
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