Death of Billy the Blacksmith

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Title

Death of Billy the Blacksmith

Subject

Death of Billy the Blacksmith, August 1817

Description

Rev. John McElroy records the death of "Billy the Blacksmith" and his interment in the graveyard at Georgetown.

Creator

Georgetown University Library

Source

Father McElroy's diary : Jan. 1, 1813-Aug. 31, 1815 ; May 31, 1817-Jun. 21, 1818 ; Dec. 26, 1818-Dec. 18, 1821. Selected Papers of Rev. John McElroy, S.J., Georgetown University Library.

Publisher

Digital Georgetown

Date

1817-08-16 and 1817-08-17

Contributor

Adam Rothman

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

JPG

Language

English

Type

Journal

Identifier

GSA23

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Text

16th - This Evening Br Henry returned to the College - Billy the Blacksmith died about 4 OClock P.M. having been only about 12 hours sick; the Students said Beads for the repose of his Soul after saying the Litany of the B.V.M.
17 This Evening Billy was buried the students walked in procession to the Graveyard

Original Format

Journal

Files

McElroy Journal 1817-08-16 Death of Billy the Blacksmith.jpg

Citation

Georgetown University Library, “Death of Billy the Blacksmith,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed May 27, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/28.

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