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JHYLedger.pdf
On January 9, 1848, an enslaved man named James Henry Young began working at Georgetown College as a domestic servant in the dormitories. Young belonged to a local woman named Mary B. Hook, but first appears in the financial account of Hook's…

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…

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…

Aaron Edmonson.pdf
In November 1859, Georgetown College hired an enslaved man named Aaron Edmonson to work in the dormitories as a domestic servant. Edmonson belonged to a local Catholic woman named Ann Forrest Green, who had inherited him from her mother, Rebecca…

FenwickHire.pdf
At various points between January 1804 and January 1806, Georgetown College hired the time of six slaves from Ann Fenwick. Their names were Phill, Steven, Lewis, Charles, Stashay, and George.

According to the ledger, Lewis spent some time in jail…

BussardSale.pdf
On July 6, 1810, Philip Bussard, a Presbyterian living in Georgetown, purchased "1 Negro Woman" from Georgetown College for $220. That same year Bussard served as defense council in a local freedom case, Mima Queen & Louisa Queen v. John…

NatNegro.pdf
Between 1792 and 1795, Ignatius Smith hired out "his man Nat" to Georgetown College to offset the costs of educating his two sons. Nat earned fifteen pounds a year for the Smith family.

"Nat Negro" appears in the index of this ledger. His name is…

Neale 1808.pdf
This is a record of the 1808 sale of an unnamed enslaved woman as preserved in Georgetown's financial ledgers. Rev. Francis Neale, who would become president of the College the following year, purchased the woman from St. Inigoes for $240 "for the…

c3446f9d0153a951010713251de0861d.pdf
This record from the Georgetown College accounts ledger indicates that the College hired two enslaved woman, Sukey and Becky, from their owner, William Diggs, for various lengths of time between March 1800 and November 1803 at £10 per year.

HTDR Sep-Oct 1821 incl Rachel of the College Wash House.pdf
Burial records for Holy Trinity Church include the names of enslaved and free people of color in the 19th century. Two people presumed to be slaves of Georgetown are listed in the records: 1) p. 63: Rachel, October 22, 1821 2) p. 104: Charles,…
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