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Ryder-proslavery-speech-in-Richmond-from-Richmond-Examiner-1835-09-04.pdf
Rev. James Ryder, SJ, then a professor at Georgetown, gave this anti-abolitionist, proslavery speech in Richmond, Virginia, in 1835.

Ryder would go on to become president of Georgetown from 1840-1845 and again from 1845-1851. He founded…

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.

Georgetown College Financial Statement 1839 .pdf
This "Statement of the Balance of Debts Due" for Georgetown College, dated January 1, 1839, shows the College's books for 1838. Note the substantial debts that the College had incurred, and the $15,000 loan from the Fr. Provincial (Rev. Thomas…

Bill of sale for Wat 1802.pdf
Bill of sale for a man named Wat, sold by Charles Boarman to Rev. Leonard Neale, president of Georgetown College, for $400. Wat was then sold to St. Inigoes for $500. The 1838 "census" of enslaved people on the Jesuit plantations in Maryland lists a…

1792 accounts_slave hire.jpg
This record from the Georgetown College accounts ledger indicates that the College hired an enslaved woman named Sukey from her owner, William Diggs, from 1792-1797 at £10 per year.

Runaway ad for Isaac Daily National Intelligencer 1814-02-01.pdf
A runaway slave advertisement for Isaac, who had run away from Georgetown College. The ad was published in the Daily National Intelligencer on February 1, 1814. John McElroy, who posted the ad, was a Jesuit priest and Clerk of Georgetown.

GTM119b19f05i01.pdf
A financial statement for Georgetown College in July 1841, indicating at $25,000 loan from Fr. Thomas Mulledy, S.J. "to pay off the College debt" (middle of p, 2), and the presence of two slaves (bottom of p. 1, top of p. 3)..

GUCampusMap_circa1905.pdf
A map of the Georgetown campus from ca. 1905. This map indicates a "servants' house" near the observatory and a "private cemetery" in the northeast corner of campus, as well as a number of other work building on campus, including a barn, a…

McElroy Journal 1819-06-06 and 1819-06-27 School for colored persons.pdf
Rev. John McElroy comments on the instruction of black students at Trinity Church in Georgetown in 1819.

McElroy Journal 1818-03-29 Mass.jpg
Rev. John McElroy, S.J. observes mass at Trinity Church with an interracial congregation
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