Gabe obtains "leave to buy himself free," 1828

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Title

Gabe obtains "leave to buy himself free," 1828

Subject

Slave hire; Manumission; Slavery--United States; Jesuits--History-- 19th century; Georgetown College

Description

This note in Gabe's account records that in March 1828 he received permission to purchase his freedom. Gabe was required to pay $8 per month for his hire, as well as lay aside an undefined sum above that, until he had paid the required $400 for his freedom. The account records one cash payment in April 1828 for $5.

Creator

Georgetown University Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1828-03 to 1828-05

Contributor

Julia Bernier

Rights

Georgetown University Archives

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Financial Records

Identifier

GSA160

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

31.              Nichols Dr

1828 

Negro Gabe Dr 

Mar. 31   To 1 months hire ___________ ________ ___ 8 00

NB. In the beginning of March 1828 he 

obtained leave to buy himself free, on 

the following terms; he has to pay $8 

every month for his hire, and has besides to 

lay every month something aside un-

till he collects the sum of $400, which 

he has to pay for his freedom. 

Ap 30 To 1 months hire ending this date                        8 00

May 31 To 1 ditto ending this date _________                8 00

1828 

Contra Cr 

April By cash    _____   __     ______  ______            5 00 

 

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Citation

Georgetown University Archives , “Gabe obtains "leave to buy himself free," 1828 ,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed June 24, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/174.

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