Clem Hill defrays sons' College expenses through slave sale and slave labor, 1792-1793

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Title

Clem Hill defrays sons' College expenses through slave sale and slave labor, 1792-1793

Subject

Slaves
Slave labor
Hire
Leases
Conditional Sales
Master and Servant
Jesuits--History--18th century

Description

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 sold or hired out a person named James to one Marsham Waving and used the proceeds to pay his bill. Hill then appears to have sold a second person named Charles directly to the College.

Creator

Georgetown University Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

February 9, 1792 through November 7, 1793

Contributor

Cory Young

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Accounts

Identifier

GSA109

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

1793 Contra Cr 4 d
Febr: 9 By Bk note, Order on Capt Ign Fenwick & cash [for] Son 23 14 3 6
Aprl: 14 By Cash & Order on Mr Watson. Alexa: 11 15 6 6
Decr: 19 By Bk notes of Marsh: Waring 39 7 6 5
1793 " By Cash in gold Doll: & change of Do [for] Jas' 1 9 2 9
May 31 By Do Recd: [for] Negroe Chas: 37 6 1 6
Nov 7 By Cash 42 6 11
115 19 5 10 1/2
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1792 Contra Cr
Febr 9 By Bank note, Ordr on Captn: Ign: Fenwick
& cash [for] Son Clem: 23 14 3
Apr 14 By Cash & Ordr on {Captn Ign: Fenwick [strikethrough]} 11 15 6
Mr Watson. Alexa: First Settlement £35 9 9
By Cash Recd of Mr Marsh: Waring [for] boy Jas 3 6 8
By 2 fifty dollar notes of Do [for] Do 37 10
Second Settlement £40 16 8

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Manuscript

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Citation

Georgetown University Archives, “Clem Hill defrays sons' College expenses through slave sale and slave labor, 1792-1793,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed October 22, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/119.

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