Enslaved carpenters at Old North, 1815-1817

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Title

Enslaved carpenters at Old North, 1815-1817

Subject

Slavery; Slave hiring; Hire Terms; Slave labor; Construction; Buildings; Georgetown College

Description

This accounting ledger entry shows a series of construction costs, including a payment for enslaved carpenters. Their owner Mr.Herard received $50.25 from Georgetown University for the work of his enslaved men.

These costs are for the expansion of dormitories at Old North between 1815 and 1817. For more information on the expansion of Georgetown's facilities see Curran, Bicentennial History of Georgetown University, vol. 1, pp. 66-67.

Creator

Georgetown University Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1815-1817

Contributor

Cory Young, Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Financial Records

Identifier

GSA233

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Text

Dr   Old College C------
20, 000 bricks “ $150.00 By Cash ------272.37
Shingling nails 25.20 By do. Dr. Rev. Mr. Grassi 150.00
20,000 Shingles c12/3 250.00 By do.-----do.                       100.00
Lumber 100.00 By do-----do.                          50.00
10 Caulk s L 375 37.50 By do.      do.                        100.00
4 Fences co. 425 17.00  
Sand 11.60  
Copper 18.60  
Mr. Bovey 10.00  
Mr. Bovey 10.00  
Hawling Bricks 18.00  
Drawing Shingles 40.00  
Mr. Bovey 10.00  
Mr. Bovey & others 12.8/3  
Mr. Bovey 10.00  
Nails 50.00  
Mr Harvey 30.00  
Mr. Bovey 10.00  
Sam Davies 100.00  
Harvey 50.00  
Mr. Herard’s bill for black carpenters 50.25  
Sam Davis & famd 25.50  
Sam Davis 11.64  
Mr. Harvey 70.00  
  1134.16  
     

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Financial Records

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Citation

Georgetown University Archives , “Enslaved carpenters at Old North, 1815-1817,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed July 22, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/254.

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