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James Greenwell.pdf
James Greenwell was hired by the college from Colonel Joseph Harris of "Near Leonard town Maryland" from May to December 1845. Harris was Clerk of the Court for Mary's County from 1794-1843.

JP Gannon for Aloysius .pdf
The college received $625 on March 7, 1844 from a J.P. Gannon for an enslaved person named Aloysius.

To %22free colored man%22 .pdf
On May 21st, 1827 a payment was made to an unnamed free African American man to help him buy his wife who was going to be sold to Georgia. The entry above records a payment to "Charly's wife, a black woman, for clothes."

Charles R. Queen by wages of servant John .pdf
The account of Charles R. Queen records that $10 of his $75 bill for tuition was paid by one month's wages of an enslaved man named John.

John Duncancotton sale.pdf
A note pasted into student John Duncan's account requests that Duncan tell the college's treasurer that his father would remit the money owed on his account after the sale of cotton from his "Lowndes plantation."

Clem.pdf
Several entries in college ledgers describe Clem receiving permission to hire himself out for $40 per year in 1825 and being hired out in 1826 and 1827. Clem's account also records payments and deductions for sickness. There are also two records of…

Mr. Lloyd for Archey to be refunded if he cannot find Archey.pdf
This account entry from November 1832 records payment of $90 from a Mr. Lloyd for Archey. The money was to be refunded if Lloyd could not find Archey, suggesting that Archey might have run away after being sold to Lloyd. In other books, Archey (or…

9b3d628d79217a4ee330c80169b86b30.pdf
This promotional material from 1828 explains terms and regulations for students at the college. The 10th regulation on the second page declares that the yearly fee of $5 for "fuel, servants, &c. must be paid before the Student enters."

3ee5e7226e5f55ee49347ee07f7140ba.pdf
On January 12 1829 James Reilly agreed to hire an enslaved man Stephen from the college for $75 per year and provide him with "clothes + vitals." He was charged $75 on January 12, 1830.

Servants in observatory.pdf
"Expense of the Observatory" records in the Journal of the Observatory of Georgetown College, 1841-1943, lists .75 cents being paid to a "servant for work done" at the observatory in September 1843.
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