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Southern Sentinel 1856-02-23 Barrow and Armstrong Succession Sale.pdf
A newspaper advertisement in the Southern Sentinel, February 23, 1856, publishing the terms of the sale of the estate of John S. Barrow and his wife, Margaret Amstrong. Barrow had purchased the plantation and slaves from the heirs of Jesse Batey, and…

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…

Priscilla Queen petition.jpg
Priscilla Queen sues Rev. Francis Neale, S.J., for her freedom in the D.C. Circuit Court 1810. This case is detailed by the O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law and Family project.

Edward Queen's petition.jpg
Edward Queen sues Rev. John Ashton for his freedom in the Maryland General Court in 1791. Additional documents in the case of Edward Queen v. John Ashton may be found at the O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law & Family website.Click…

Frank Campbell 1.jpg
Three photographs of Frank Campbell, one of the enslaved people sold by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838. These photographs are included in a scrapbook from the early 1900s that belonged to Robert Ruffin Barrow, Jr., which is held at Ellender Memorial…

Moses and Eliza Taylor ad American_and_Commercial_Daily_Advertiser_1842-03-15_3.pdf
An advertisement in the American and Commercial Daily Advertiser dated March 15, 1842 reports the escape of Moses Taylor from his owner, James Evans, as well as the escape of Moses's wife Eliza from a Mr. Clarke. Evidence suggests that Eliza had been…

How do I know if I'm related to the GU272.pdf
A brief guide to determining your genealogical connections to the GU272, composed by the Georgetown Memory Project.

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.

Fr. Stephen Dubuisson S.J. records the arguments for and against the people enslaved by the Maryland Province.

Simple versions of the transcription and translation are included below. Annotated versions may be downloaded in PDF format.
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