The purchase of two enslaved men from Mr. Matthews, 1795

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Title

The purchase of two enslaved men from Mr. Matthews, 1795

Subject

Slavery; Slave Trade; Slave sale; Jesuits-History-18th century

Description

On June 23, 1795, the ledger of Bohemia plantation in Cecil County, Maryland registers part of the purchase of two enslaved persons from Dr. Matthews for more than £51. The original purchase occurred on March 10 of the same year.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1795-06-23

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

French

Type

Financial Records

Identifier

GSA256

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Text

Text: [Translation] 
23. Paid Dr.  Matthews £51-19.9 for principal and interest of what remained of him for the two negroes, purchased of him the March 10 previous. ----------------  51 19-9

[Transcription]
23. Payé au Dr. Matthews £51-19.9 pour principal et Interest de ce qui lui restoit du pour les deux negres, achetésde lui le 10 Mars precedent --------------------  51 19-9

Original Format

Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “The purchase of two enslaved men from Mr. Matthews, 1795,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed July 20, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/280.

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