A "Great Coat to Old Billy": Will of Rev. John Rosseter, O.S.A., 1812

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Title

A "Great Coat to Old Billy": Will of Rev. John Rosseter, O.S.A., 1812

Subject

Wills; Bequests; Plantation life--Southern States--History; Jesuits--Missions

Description

In his last will and testament from October 13, 1812, Rev. John Rosseter, of the Order of St. Augustine, left a "great coat to Old Billy" of St. Thomas's Manor. Rosseter died at the Manor in 1815.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1812-10-13

Contributor

Adam Rothman, Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA149

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Text

My house and chair and cash in hand in breviaries to yr Revd Doctor Carr in Philadelphia.-

My great coat to old Billy of St. Thomas’s Manor-

My watch and Walker’s Dictionary to yr Revd Mr Cary-

My other cloaths, linnen, flannels etc to be disposed of at yr discretion of  yr Revd Mr Charles Neale-

My new towels to St. Thomas’s Manor-

 Any liquors remaining to yr use of yr house

Any monies which may be due to me at Geo. Town college to be distributed at Revd Mr Grassi’s discretion for masses for yr repose of my soul-

For Mary and Jenney a new silk handkerchief each-

The gentlemen of St Thomas manor are requested to say some masses for me.

St. Thos Manor Oct 13- 1812

John Rosseter 

Original Format

Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “A "Great Coat to Old Billy": Will of Rev. John Rosseter, O.S.A., 1812,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed November 20, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/162.

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