Bohemia's schoolmaster pays Ben and Jack, two enslaved men, 1746

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Title

Bohemia's schoolmaster pays Ben and Jack, two enslaved men, 1746

Subject

Slavery; Slaves--United States--Economic conditions; Catholic Schools; Jesuits-History-18th century

Description

In 1745, Fr. Thomas Poulton, SJ began a preparatory school at Bohemia plantation in Cecil County, Maryland. This account entry from 1746 shows Mr. Wyatt, the schoolmaster, paying Jack and Ben, two enslaved men on the plantation.

John Carroll, founder of Georgetown University, studied at Bohemia from 1746 to 1748.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1746-01
1746-02

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Financial Records

Identifier

GSA248

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Text

46 Mr. Wayt ye Schoolmaster                          Dr   
8r. 18 To 2 Bush: Wheat at 4£ for Rob: Eykes £ 0”8”0    
…… …………….  
Jan: 1745/6 To 4 Shill you orderd me to credit Ben ye Negro 0”4”0
  To ½ Gall: of Whisky--------------- 0”2”0
Feb: 10 To 3 Shill you orderd me to credit Jack ye Negro 0”3”0
………..    

Original Format

Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “Bohemia's schoolmaster pays Ben and Jack, two enslaved men, 1746,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed June 25, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/270.

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