An unnamed slave woman labors and dies at the College, 1798

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Title

An unnamed slave woman labors and dies at the College, 1798

Subject

Slaves
Women slaves
Slave labor
Death and burial
Slave cemeteries
Hire
Leases
Master and Servant
Jesuits--History--18th century

Description

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 away after three months. After paying doctors fees and burial expenses, Douat collected the dead woman's wages.

Creator

Georgetown University Archive

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

January 8, 1798 through December 31, 1798

Contributor

Lynn Conway, Cory Young

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Relation

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Accounts

Identifier

GSA116

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152 Justane in a/c with College Dr.
Jan.y. 8 To postage a Sundries 19/3 1/2 Cash £5"12"6 . . . . . 6" 11" 9 1/2
27 To Dr. 20 Dollars £7"10"0' Taylors a/c for your man 23/. 8" 13" "
March 1 To 1 P. Shoes for Do. 11/3, (7th) Cash 7/6 freight of goods 1/10/2 7" 0" 7 1/2
Apl. 7. 61.es White Sugar 71/2. 7 1/a Dr. 8/2 9.es flour 2/2 - 4" 1" 7
May 11. To pr. Shoes mended 2/6 June 2d, Coffin for your Woman 15/ " 17" 6
To Beurial ground in the Church yard 60/ 3" " "
To Cash pd. for the Seal of the Corporation 15/ blak Lamb}qd. " 15" 9
To Cash paid Doctr Charles Worthing Bill for yr. woman 2" 14"
To Cash 7/6 Dr. Recd. of Lewis DuBourg. Balto. 60/ 3" 7" 6
By Balance Due Justane 7" 11" 4 1/2
£38" 13" 1 1/2
To Doctrs fee for 2 years [for] Self a 15/ 1" 10" 0
To Ditto [for] Negro Girl 1 1/2 years 1" 2" 6
Ocbr. 28 Postage a Sundrys 3/9 Brooks Bill for Sundrys 9/4 1/2 13" 1 1/2
To Cash in full 110" 8" 3
Settled and Left the College £113" 13" 10 1/2
1798 D Cr
Novr. 1 By 9 months Wages a 45/ 20" 5" "
By 7. months Do. for your Man a 37/6 13" 2" 6
By 3 Months Do. for your Woman a 15/ 2" 5" "
By Cash pd. by Mr Flaget [for] at the play " 6" 7 1/2
By Doctr Worthering a/c £2 14 0
£38" 13" 1 1/2
By Balance Due on a/c Renderd 7" 11" 4 1/2
By Cash lent the Collg $250 93 15 11
in trust of Ditto a 6 PCt 5 12 6
Decr. 31 By 3 months wages a 45/ 6" 15 0
£113 13 10/2
Settled & Left the College

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Georgetown University Archive, “An unnamed slave woman labors and dies at the College, 1798,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed August 18, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/126.

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