Coffin and Burial for Phil, August 1804

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Title

Coffin and Burial for Phil, August 1804

Subject

Slave labor; Death and burial; Slave Hire

Description

In 1804, Phil, an enslaved man hired by Georgetown College, died after 4 months of labor. On August 1, 1804, the College charged his owner Miss Nancy Fenwick $12 dollars for his coffin and burial plot and $2 for digging his grave.

The account record of Miss Fenwick also shows the purchase of one pair of shoes for Lewis, another slave she hired out to Georgetown College.

Creator

Georgetown University Archive

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1804-08-01

Contributor

Cory Young, Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Financial Records

Identifier

GSA199

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

 

                        Miss Nancy Fenwick Dr          (52

1804

Feb 23             To 1p shoes for Lewis $1.50

1804

Augt 1              To 1 Coffin and buring Ground for Servant Phil $12.00

                        To Cash paid for Digging grave $2.-

 

(in pencil) By 4 Months Service for Phill

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Accounts

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Citation

Georgetown University Archive , “Coffin and Burial for Phil, August 1804,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed April 22, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/216.

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