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wash house complaints 2.pdf
This account of the wash house is part of a financial report made by the Procurator of Georgetown College in December 1821. He describes the "table at which the colored people breakfast" as "well supplied with butter." His review considers these…

To Alms 2.pdf
This day book entry records a payment, described as "alms," of $1.50 being paid to an African American woman to buy her freedom.

Observatory .pdf
Recorded in the May 1844 expense account for the college is a payment made for $8.00 to two "Negroes for working at observatory." The payment, made on May 4, does not clarify work done, the gender, or status of the African Americans-- if they were…

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,…

In 1803 Nancy purchased her daughter Sophia for $50. This transaction records a payment of 18.150 towards the purchase of her freedom.

In 1798, the Jesuits received 90£ for the sale of John. His sale price was $240.

In 1798, an enslaved woman was bought by the Jesuits of St. Thomas Manor for 145 pounds of pork and $31.61. Her previous owner was a Mrs. Hope. The transaction does not record the name of the woman who was purchased.  

Jess was bought by the Jesuits in 1796 for 70£ on a 10 month credit. His previous owner was Walter Speak.

An account book from Newtown includes this transaction between Jesuit plantations in 1816. Br. Joseph Mobberly purchased from Newtown a pair of shoes for James, an enslaved man who was the groom of the stud horse kept at St. Inigoes.

An account book from Newtown includes this record of the diverse payment methods used by the Jesuits to furnish their slaves with shoes. Some of these payment methods included cash as well as an exchange of whiskey for a pair of shoes.
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