"This Charge for Servants Hire is very Large," 1833

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Title

"This Charge for Servants Hire is very Large," 1833

Subject

Slavery, Slave Hiring, Georgetown College, Jesuits-19th century history

Description

This statement of the expenses of the college for 1833 reports $838 being spent for "servants hire" for the year. Many of those hired would have been enslaved people who hired themselves, or were hired by slaveholders, to the college. A note about the statement of expenses complains that the charge for hiring was "very large" and should be reduced by at least $200 per year. Other cost cutting measures were also suggested.

Creator

Georgetown University Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1833

Contributor

Julia Bernier

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Financial Records

Identifier

GSA237

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Text

[Page 1]
Expenses of the College for 1833____
Groceries as $ bill [?] ____________ 5541//32 #
Meat bill . . . . . . . . . . . 2217//17
Apothecary’s bill . . . . . . . . . . 314//52 +
Hardware bill . . . . . . . . . . 350____
Beer bill . . . . . . . . . . . 385 50
“ Wine bill . . . . . . . . . . 600____ #
Whiskey bill . . . . . . . . . . 204.26 o
Dry good bill . . . . . . . . . 3339//48 =
Blacksmith bill . . . . . . . . . 61 20
Taylors bill . . . . . . . . . 200 _____
Wood + coal bill . . . . . . . . . 912. 80
Lumber bill . . . . . . . . . . . 305// 65
“ Soap + candles from candler . . . . . 100______
Bacon bill . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 65
Bookbinder bill ______________________ 45___
Cracker bill . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 ___
Hatters bill . . . . . . . . . . . 100 ___
Tannery bill . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 ___
Wheelwright’s bill ______________________ 40___
Stove + pipe +c . . . . . . . . . . 100 ___
Leather bill . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 ___
Servants hire . . . . . . . . . . . 838___ s
Tax bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65___
Butter + Eggs . . . . . . . . . . . 795// 13 w
Horse food . . . . . . . . . . . . 100____
Shoemakers wages _____________________ 200 ____
Wash house . . . . . . . . . . . . 1200 ____
Post office bill ________________________ 150____
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40____
Stationary + ___ . . 200____
[?] bill _________________________________ 100___
repairs + improvements + incidental exp. 500 ___
$ 19411//
[Page 2, line 11]

S the charge for servants hire is very large and it seems as if it ought to be reduced at least $200 per annum

Original Format

Financial Statement

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Citation

Georgetown University Archives , “"This Charge for Servants Hire is very Large," 1833 ,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed May 22, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/258.

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