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MPAb57.5f12i9.pdf
In a letter from Bishop Carroll to Rev. Molyneaux dated December 29, 1805, Carroll berates the current president of the College for his claims of owning the slaves of Bohemia.

In 1801, the Proceedings of the Corporation resolved that "The…

MPAb57.5f15i7.pdf
In a letter from 1805, Leonard Neale, President of Georgetown College, writes to his brother Rev. F. Neale and shares that Spalding has run away, presumably from the College.
The letter also mentions two other possible slaves: "In regard of…

McElroy Journal 1814-07-05 A negro woman.jpg
Fr. Miguel leaves an unnamed "Negro Woman" at the College in July 1814.

Justane.pdf
In 1798, a woman from Saint-Domingue named Justane Douat maintained an account with Georgetown College. She worked for the College as a nurse while simultaneously hiring out at least two unnamed slaves. Douat's unnamed slave woman took ill and passed…

John Llewellin.pdf
On March 14, 1801, a boarder named John Llewellin sold an enslaved person named George to Georgetown College for £67.10s. At the time, a year of board and expenses cost £50.

Jeremiah Neale.pdf
Jeremiah Neale sold his "Negro Man named Isaac" to Georgetown College for $300. This was enough to cover two years of board and expenses for his son, James.

McElroy Journal 1813-07-18 Casimir.jpg
Rev. Fenwick leaves a slave named Cassimir at Georgetown

Clem Hill.pdf
The fourth entry in Georgetown College's first financial ledger shows that Clem Hill, a member of a prominent Maryland family, utilized returns from slavery to settle the accounts of his two sons, Clem and William Hill.

The elder Clem Hill either…

Peter Carlisle.pdf
On December 9, 1795, the College debited Peter Carlisle's account "To cash for the return of a negro Sent you by yr. uncle." This is a curious entry. It is unclear if Carlisle was paying to transport a slave back to his uncle, for the rendition of a…

McElroy Journal 1817-08-16 Death of Billy the Blacksmith.jpg
Rev. John McElroy records the death of "Billy the Blacksmith" and his interment in the graveyard at Georgetown.
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