"Valuation of Rev. Ashton's Negroes," November 11, 1816

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Title

"Valuation of Rev. Ashton's Negroes," November 11, 1816

Subject

Slaves--United States--Economic conditions.
Catholic Church--Clergy--Correspondence

Description

Upon Rev. John Ashton's death in 1815, his close friend Rev. Notley Young solicited a valuation of the people he owned. The valuation names and prices eleven people: Clem, Harrison, John, Michel, Ned, Bill, Isaac, Tagers, Barsil, Venus, and Nelly.

Click here for biographical information on the Rev. Ashton, who led the Jesuit mission at White Marsh in Prince George's County for decades, and was one of the founders of Georgetown.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Source

"Valuation of Slaves," Box 35, File 6, Item 5, Maryland Province Archives, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Georgetown University.

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1816-11-11

Contributor

Adam Rothman, Tom Foley, Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA134

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Text

Being Calld on by the Revd NN Notley Young to fix a price on certain negroes by name viz, -

 Clem ag.d    35 --- $450.00
Harrison-- 16 --- 475.00
John ------- 14 --- 400.00
Michel ---- 12 --- 350.00
Ned --------   8 --- 250.00
Bill --------- 19 --  500.00
Isaac ------- 14 --  400.00
Tagers------ 12--  350.00
Barsil -------    8 -- 250.00
Venus -------- 40 – 150.00
Nelly sickly   35 – 100.00
                        __________________
                              $3675.00

Amounting to three thousand six hundred & seventy five Dollars, given under our hands this 11th day of Nov. 1816

                                                                                    [Signatures]                                                                          Wilfred Manning                                                                                 Geo. Jenkins
 

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On the right hand margin                                                                Negros

Valuation of Negroes                                          
Jn Ashton

Revd Jn Ashton

Negroes

                                                            

Original Format

Manuscript

Files

Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “"Valuation of Rev. Ashton's Negroes," November 11, 1816,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed November 20, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/146.

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