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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.

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…

1792 accounts_slave hire.jpg
This record from the Georgetown College accounts ledger indicates that the College hired an enslaved woman named Sukey from her owner, William Diggs, from 1792-1797 at £10 per year.

Runaway ad for Isaac Daily National Intelligencer 1814-02-01.pdf
A runaway slave advertisement for Isaac, who had run away from Georgetown College. The ad was published in the Daily National Intelligencer on February 1, 1814. John McElroy, who posted the ad, was a Jesuit priest and Clerk of Georgetown.

GTM119b19f05i01.pdf
A financial statement for Georgetown College in July 1841, indicating at $25,000 loan from Fr. Thomas Mulledy, S.J. "to pay off the College debt" (middle of p, 2), and the presence of two slaves (bottom of p. 1, top of p. 3)..

McElroy Journal 1814-12-31 Number of persons.jpg
Rev. John McElroy, S.J. records the total number of people at Georgetown at the end of 1814, including "servants."

McElroy Journal 1814-01-30 Sale of Isaac a runaway.jpg
Rev. John McElroy records in his journal on Jan. 29, 1814, that Isaac ran away from the College. The entry for the following day, Jan. 30, notes that Isaac was captured and put in jail in Baltimore. Rev. Neale, who was in Baltimore, then sold Isaac…

McElroy Journal 1814-01-01 Total number of persons.jpg
Rev. John McElroy takes a census of Georgetown College, including "12 Servants" out of 102 people in all.

McElroy Journal 1813-12-03 Feast.jpg
Rev. John McElroy notes in his journal that everyone in the College is celebrating the Feast of St. Xavier "except the Servants."
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