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MSA Levy Court C1511-2 1838 p16.pdf
In the summer of 1838, the clerk of the levy court of St. Mary's County deducted from Joseph Carbery's tax burden the value of three slaves who had passed away the previous year: John, Lydia, and Ned Dorsey. All three individuals appear in both the…

MSA Levy Court C1511-1 1837 p277.pdf
On June 20, 1837, the clerk of the levy court in St. Mary's County, Maryland removed 30-year-old Arnold and 25-year-old Hamilton from Joseph Carbery's tax burden. Rev. Carbery was the manager of the Jesuits' St. Inigoes plantation at the time.…

Ben and James extra work.pdf
This cash book entry from September 20, 1847 shows a payment of $6 being made to Ben and James, described as "hired col[or]d serv[an]ts," for "extra work in vacations."  Ben and James likely refer to Benedict Johnson and James Young who appear to…

colored servants christmas.pdf
This December 29, 1846 entry in the college's cash book records payment of $2 being paid out to 4 "colored servants" as a Christmas gift. Similar payments for various holidays like Christmas and Easter are scattered throughout the financial records.…

Clem doctors fees.pdf
On January 1, 1827 a payment of $2.50 was recorded in the college's cash book to "Negro Clem to pay doctors fees." Clem was hired out by the college for a number of years. See GSA168.Other items of note on this page include payments to "Old" Dick and…

Ritchie.pdf
This bill book contains various student accounts containing entries for charges for "wages of servants."

Ben Johnson 2.pdf
This is the account of Benedict Johnson, here called "Ben. Johnson (col'd) Mrs. Foxhalls man." Johnson was hired by the college for a rate of $10 per month in 1842. In 1843, when Johnson began working at the college again, it was at the rate of $8.50…

J Bronaugh.pdf
This account for Jeremiah Bronaugh shows the hiring of multiple enslaved men beginning in 1843 to the college. James and Buck, whose full name appears to be William Johnson, were hired from Bronaugh for $7 per month. A notation records that Buck left…

fenwick harriet edlins wagesI.A.2.c.pdf
This account records payment of wages for the hire of a woman named Hariot (or possibly Harriet) Edelin from Margaret Fenwick from 1824-1826 to work at the wash house.

fenwick, michaels hire I.A.2.c.pdf
Margaret Fenwick's account with the college includes the hire of a man named Michael in 1821 for $60. The hire of Michael, along with rents for 1821 and 1822, appear to have offset her bills, including expenses for her son George.
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