Child Labor at Bohemia Plantation, July 1792

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Title

Child Labor at Bohemia Plantation, July 1792

Subject

Slave hire; Slave labor; Free African Americans; Children; Jesuits-History-18th century

Description

This ledger entry from Bohemia, a Jesuit farm in Cecil County, Maryland, records payments to hired slaves and free people of color during the harvest season. It includes a payment for the work of two children whose mother was named as "free Nelly."

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1792-07-09

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Financial Records

Identifier

GSA254

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Text

9 Due for harvesting as follows; Vizt. -  
// To Saml. Councell 8 days @ 10/ 4 - -
// To Jas. Councell 8 days @10/ 4 6 8
// To Patrick (Negro) 8 days @ 8/4 3. 6 8
// To Barthw. Lyons 8 days @ .5/ 2 - -
// To free Nelly’s 2 Children 8 days @ 4/2 each 3. 6 8
// To Stephen Biddle’s Harry 2 days @ 7/6 -15-

Original Format

Manuscript

Files

Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “Child Labor at Bohemia Plantation, July 1792,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed August 15, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/278.

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