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Isaac Jail.pdf
An enslaved man named Isaac ran away from Georgetown College early in 1814. He was captured and jailed in Baltimore before being sold to a new owner in Hartford County, Maryland. The College paid $7.50 for his jail fees.

Jeremiah Neale.pdf
Jeremiah Neale sold his "Negro Man named Isaac" to Georgetown College for $300. This was enough to cover two years of board and expenses for his son, James.

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.

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…
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