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wash house complaints 2.pdf
This account of the wash house is part of a financial report made by the Procurator of Georgetown College in December 1841. He describes the "table at which the colored people breakfast" as "well supplied with butter." His review considers these…

To Alms 2.pdf
This day book entry records a payment, described as "alms," of $1.50 being paid to an African American woman to buy her freedom.

Observatory .pdf
Recorded in the May 1844 expense account for the college is a payment made for $8.00 to two "Negroes for working at observatory." The payment, made on May 4, does not clarify work done, the gender, or status of the African Americans-- if they were…

Noble Young compensation claim 1862.pdf
In 1862, Dr. Noble Young, Professor of the Principles and Practice of Medicine in the Medical Department of Georgetown College, submitted a petition for compensation from the federal government for the emancipation of seven people whom he had owned,…

On March 1833, Georgetown College sold Gabe. Georgetown received $450 for Gabe and payed Edward M. Millard a commission of $22.50 for arranging the sale.Gabe may have been the same person who had previously been at the Washington Seminary.

In 1805 the President of Georgetown College, Leonard Neale, bought provisions for three enslaved people at the school. These purchases included mended shoes and breeches for Nace, shoes for John, and a hat for Jack.

In August 1830, George Fenwick SJ sold Harriet for 210 dollars to Mr. John G. Johnston. Rev. Fenwick inherited Harriet from his father in 1811. At the time of the sale Harriet would have been around 27 years old.

George Fenwick, Father to George and Benedict Fenwick, SJ ordered an appraisal of some of his properties in 1809. This valuation names and prices four people: Henney, Harriet, Eliza, Samuel, and John. Upon his death in 1811, his son George -a future…

GTM50b1f5 Feiner Letter Book 1827-07-05 Pass for Stephen.pdf
On July 5, 1827, William Feiner, SJ, acting as President of Georgetown College, wrote a pass for Stephen, an enslaved man, allowing him to go to St. Thomas' Manor.

After providing for his safe passage, Rev, Feiner, SJ, gave Stephen a letter for…

In 1804, Phil, an enslaved man hired by Georgetown College, died after 4 months of labor. On August 1, 1804, the College charged his owner Miss Nancy Fenwick $12 dollars for his coffin and burial plot and $2 for digging his grave.

The account…
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