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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…

Clem Hill.pdf
The fourth entry in Georgetown College's first financial ledger shows that Clem Hill, a member of a prominent Maryland family, utilized returns from slavery to settle the accounts of his two sons, Clem and William Hill.

The elder Clem Hill either…

Peter Carlisle.pdf
On December 9, 1795, the College debited Peter Carlisle's account "To cash for the return of a negro Sent you by yr. uncle." This is a curious entry. It is unclear if Carlisle was paying to transport a slave back to his uncle, for the rendition of a…

Mr. Creak.pdf
On May 1,1796, Georgetown hired the time of an enslaved woman named Milly belonging to one Judge Craik—most likely William Craik of Port Tobacco, Maryland. While serving the College, Milly was to be "found in common clothes." When Milly absented…

MPAb93f2i5a.pdf
In a letter dated during the first year of his second tenure as President of Georgetown, Robert Molyneux, S.J., names Fr. C. Neale Vice Superior and asks him to secure payment for an enslaved woman named Suckey.

Justane.pdf
In 1798, a woman from Saint-Domingue named Justane Douat maintained an account with Georgetown College. She worked for the College as a nurse while simultaneously hiring out at least two unnamed slaves. Douat's unnamed slave woman took ill and passed…

James Price_A.pdf
A boarder named James Price defrayed his expenses by hiring out to the College an enslaved man named Peter.

Mrs. McDermott.pdf
On July 15, 1800, the College debited Mrs. McDermott's account "To 3 days hire of. Zealeam [unclear] a 5/15/." Zealeam belonged to the Fevrier family, who had hired him out to the College two years prior.

Thomas Hyde.pdf
In 1801, a boarder named John Llewellin sold George to the College. Two years later, the College hired out George to a cobbler named Thomas Hyde for twenty months.

Sewall.pdf
Three entries in the College's financial ledgers suggest that students had the option of paying for additional services from Georgetown's enslaved domestic workers.
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