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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,…

Lieberman Claim.pdf
In 1862, Dr. Charles H. Liebermann, Professor of Institutes and Practice of Surgery in the Medical Department at Georgetown College, submitted a claim of compensation for the emancipation of Daniel Jones, an enslaved man he had owned since 1849 and…

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.

Slave marriage 1795.jpg
Record of the marriage of a slave woman named Phillis in the Georgetown College chapel.

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…

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…

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 1848-1851. He founded…

James Price_A.pdf
A boarder named James Price defrayed his expenses by hiring out to the College an enslaved man named Peter.

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…

Neale 1808.pdf
This is a record of the 1808 sale of an unnamed enslaved woman as preserved in Georgetown's financial ledgers. Rev. Francis Neale, who would become president of the College the following year, purchased the woman from St. Inigoes for $240 "for the…
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