The College hires Milly, 1796

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Title

The College hires Milly, 1796

Subject

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

Description

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 herself for nearly a week, Craik was forced to hire Lucy Butler—a prominent free black woman in Georgetown. 

Milly left the College on October 10, 1796. Two months later, Craik entered Congress as a representative for Maryland's 3rd District.

Creator

Georgetown University Archive

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

May 1, 1796 through October 10, 1796

Contributor

Cory Young

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Accounts

Identifier

GSA111

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Milly [smudge]Mr o Creak entered May 1 1796 £
Octr. 10th went home. . . . a £ 9.00 p an.
College to Judge Craik      Dr
To his Negro Woman a £ 9.00 p an
NB she is to be found in common cloth.g . . . 4 5 -
To hire of Lucy Butler six days in
absense of yr o Milly a 2/6 p day £0 15 0
£5 0 0

Original Format

Manuscript

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Citation

Georgetown University Archive, “The College hires Milly, 1796,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed October 22, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/121.

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