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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 people who were possibly enslaved: "In…

MPAAddenda, letterbook 1 410.pdf
This series of letters from 1843 illustrates the Maryland Jesuits' attempts to sell Isaac, an enslaved man who appeared to be "fugitive since the fall of 1838." The Jesuits received news of Isaac's whereabouts after he was arrested in Baltimore. The…

MPAB3F151767.pdf
In this journal entry from 1767, Rev. Ignatius Matthews recorded that on November 16, Abraham ran away from St. Inigoes plantation.

MPAB59F8.pdf
This remarkable letter from 1820 narrates the case of Becca, an enslaved woman who approached Fr. John Baptist Cary at Georgetown College after fleeing from her owner, a man who is described in the letter as "very hard & has no religion at all."…

Spalding1a3b.pdf
In a letter from 1805, Leonard Neale, President of Georgetown College, wrote to his brother Rev. F. Neale that Spalding had ran away. The following entries from the College Cashbook register payments for "going after A. Spalding," and paying…

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…

DNI 1822 Ad for Michael.pdf
An advertisement for Michael published in the Daily National Intelligencer on June 13, 1822. He had escaped in late April, and the subscriber, Notley Maddox, was offering a $50 reward for his capture. The ad reveals that Michael had been hired out to…

18050101btda1.pdf
On December 29, 1804, Francis Beeston, the assistant to Bishop John Carroll in Baltimore posted a runaway slave advertisement for William Castle, a twenty year-old man, in the Baltimore Telegraphe Daily Advertiser.Beeston asserted that Castle…

MPAB49F3Henny.pdf
In 1796, the priests at Bohemia plantation sold Henny, an enslaved woman who was sick and had run away. They noted that her price was 15£.

Francis Neale.pdf
A boarder named Francis Neale entered the College in March 1800. Several months later, the Neale family rented out two slaves to Georgetown, Stephen and Tempey (this is a best guess on her name). Both appear to have run away shortly thereafter, as…
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