The College hires two slaves from Mitchell Bronaugh, 1838-1843

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Title

The College hires two slaves from Mitchell Bronaugh, 1838-1843

Subject

Slaves
Slave labor
Hire
Leases
Master and Servant
Jesuits--History--19th century

Description

The family of Mitchell Bronaugh, a boarder, hired out two slaves to the College between 1838 and 1843. The College assigned Buck, a male slave, to the kitchen; he remained on Georgetown's payroll for months after Bronaugh left the school in 1841.

There was also an unnamed slave woman who worked in the wash house. Unlike Buck, she left the College in 1840. Both worked to offset Bronaugh's schooling expenses.

Creator

Georgetown University Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1838-1843

Contributor

Cory Young

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Accounts

Identifier

GSA131

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Text

The following transcription is not exhaustive but rather includes the lines most relevant to Buck and to Bronaugh's unnamed female slave: 

Ledger E
Dr Mitchell Bronaugh Cr
[...]
Apr 2 By cash 533 10 00
" 15 By Servts. wages 536 5 00
15 00
Ledger F
Dr. Mitchell Bronaugh Cr.
1838 $ c.
Transfd. from Legr E. 23 15 00
May 15 By wages ending 1 5 00
June 2 By cash 2 10 00
Decr 15 By 7 mos wages of
" " servant woman en- 35 00
" " -ding this date at $5.
1839 Jan. 9 By 6 mos. wages of
" " servant man at $10. 60 00
" " pr month ending date
Mar 15 By 3 mos. wages of
" " servant woman ending 15 00
" " date at $5.
" " By 2 mos wages of
servant man ending 20 00
9th inst. at $10
By bal 103 18
263 18
Novr. 9 By 8 mos. wages
" " of Servt. man ending 80 00
" 15 By 8 mos. of servt.
woman @ 5$. ending 40 00
By bal. 103 00
223 00
1840
May 9 By 6 mos. wages of servt.
" " man at $10 pr month 60 00
" 15 By 6 mos. wages of servt.
Woman at $5.00 pr month 30 00
By bal 96 00
186 00
June 9 By 1 mos. wages of man endg. 10 00
" 15 By 1 do. of Woman ending 5 00
By bal 93 50
108 50
Transfered to 402
[...]
Dr. Mitchell Bronaugh Cr.
1841
Feb. 9 By 8 months wages of servt.
" " man at $10.00 pr. month
By 5 1/2 mos. do. of servt.
woman (ending 30 Nov. 1840)
at $5.00 pr. month
1842 Feb. 9 By 12 months ending date
at $10. pr. month of servt. man
Mitchell Bronaugh left
College 22 Feb. 1841
Servant woman left wash
house 30 Novr. 1840
227 50
By bal. 22 06 1/4
Transfd.. to 521.
[...]
Dr Mitchell Bronaugh Cr.
1842
Feb. 9 By balance from 402 22 06 1/4
1843
Jan 9 By 11 months wages @$10.00 110 00
132 06 1/4
Journal G
7 Mitchell Bronaugh Bronaugh [sic] Cr. by 1 months wages of servt.^15 inst 5 00
[...]
7
Mitchell Bronaugh Cr. by months wages
of wash woman at $5.00 pr. month due
this date
Do. Cr. by 1 months wages due for hired man
employed in the Kitchen ending 15 sep inst.
10 00
Day Book,
Mitchel Bronaugh Cr
By 1 mos Wages for servt. at W. house
5 00
[...]
Mitchel Bronough Cr
By months Wages per Woman@ 5.00 pr due this date
By one months Wages due Buck 10 00

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Georgetown University Archives, “The College hires two slaves from Mitchell Bronaugh, 1838-1843,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed September 26, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/143.

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