Death of Dick, 1829

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Title

Death of Dick, 1829

Subject

Slaves; Death; Last Sacraments; Georgetown College

Description

These two documents from 1829 relate to the death of Dick, a man enslaved on Georgetown's campus. On September 11, 1829 an entry in the campus' daily House Diary records that Father Van Lommel administered the Last Sacraments of the Church to Dick. On October 5, 1829 the college cash book records a payment of $1 for "digging old Dick's grave." Dick may have been born at Port Tobacco in February 1758 (see GSA39). No record has been found of the burial site for Dick.

Creator

Georgetown University Archives

Source

House Diary, 18 March 1825- 13 December 1872 (Box 2, 550-11), Georgetown University Archives, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University.

Cash Book, September 2-1829- February 29, 1836 (I.A.3.g), Georgetown University Archives, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University.

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

11-09-1829
05-10-1829

Contributor

Julia Bernier, Translation by David J. Collins, S.J.

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Relation

Format

PDF

Language

English, Latin

Type

Cash Book, Diary

Identifier

GSA262

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

House Diary:

11 P. Van Lommel ultima Eccl. Sacramenta administravit servo nostro Dick.
[Father Van Lommel administered the Last Sacraments of the Church to our servant Dick.]

Cash Book:

October 1829
Brought over
[line 6] paid for digging old Dicks grave 1 00

Original Format

Diary, Cash Book

Files

Citation

Georgetown University Archives , “Death of Dick, 1829 ,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed July 20, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/290.

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