Davy threatened with sale, 1818

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Title

Davy threatened with sale, 1818

Subject

A slave named Davy from White Marsh plantation is put in jail for "bad conduct" and threatened with sale.

Description

Davy, a slave at White Marsh, was put in jail for "bad conduct" and sent to Baltimore to be sold, but then was returned to White Marsh after promising to behave himself.

Note that this file compiles together three non-contiguous pages of McElroy's journal.

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

1818-01-22, 1818-02-04, 1818-02-23

Contributor

Adam Rothman

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Journal

Identifier

GSA24

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Text

22 ... Had one of our Negro's from the Marsh (Davy) confined in Jail for his bad conduct, where he is to remain until sold

Feby 4 ... This day delivered Davy from Jail and sent him to Mr Tiernan in Baltre who intends to purchase him ...

23... The Negro Man (Davy) whom we confined in the Prison at Washington, has returned to White Marsh, he makes many promises of amendment. I was offered $500 for him frequently. -

Original Format

Journal

Files

Citation

Georgetown University Library, “Davy threatened with sale, 1818,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed November 22, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/29.

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