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Charles R. Queen by wages of servant John .pdf
The account of Charles R. Queen records that $10 of his $75 bill for tuition was paid by one month's wages of an enslaved man named John.

John Duncancotton sale.pdf
A note pasted into student John Duncan's account requests that Duncan tell the college's treasurer that his father would remit the money owed on his account after the sale of cotton from his "Lowndes plantation."

Clem.pdf
Several entries in college ledgers describe Clem receiving permission to hire himself out for $40 per year in 1825 and being hired out in 1826 and 1827. Clem's account also records payments and deductions for sickness. There are also two records of…

Mr. Lloyd for Archey to be refunded if he cannot find Archey.pdf
This account entry from November 1832 records payment of $90 from a Mr. Lloyd for Archey. The money was to be refunded if Lloyd could not find Archey, suggesting that Archey might have run away after being sold to Lloyd. In other books, Archey (or…

9b3d628d79217a4ee330c80169b86b30.pdf
This promotional material from 1828 explains terms and regulations for students at the college. The 10th regulation on the second page declares that the yearly fee of $5 for "fuel, servants, &c. must be paid before the Student enters."

3ee5e7226e5f55ee49347ee07f7140ba.pdf
On January 12 1829 James Reilly agreed to hire an enslaved man Stephen from the college for $75 per year and provide him with "clothes + vitals." He was charged $75 on January 12, 1830.

Servants in observatory.pdf
"Expense of the Observatory" records in the Journal of the Observatory of Georgetown College, 1841-1943, lists .75 cents being paid to a "servant for work done" at the observatory in September 1843.

b77fa7ab20f87d841a50e43f4056d065.pdf
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 hire, as well as lay aside an undefined sum above that, until he had paid the required $400 for his…

Bronaugh 1.pdf
The family of Mitchell Bronaugh, a boarder, hired out two slaves to the College between 1838 and 1843. The College assigned Buck, a male slave, to the kitchen; he remained on Georgetown's payroll for months after Bronaugh left the school in 1841.…

Isaac Jail.pdf
An enslaved man named Isaac ran away from Georgetown College early in 1814. He was captured and jailed in Baltimore before being sold to a new owner in Hartford County, Maryland. The College paid $7.50 for his jail fees.
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