Hire of Benedict Johnson, 1842

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Title

Hire of Benedict Johnson, 1842

Subject

Slave hiring, Slave Labor, Georgetown College

Description

This is the account of Benedict Johnson, here called "Ben. Johnson (col'd) Mrs. Foxhalls man." Johnson was hired by the college for a rate of $10 per month in 1842. In 1843, when Johnson began working at the college again, it was at the rate of $8.50 per month with the promise of a new pair of shoes and washing and mending if he stayed for the year.

In 1845 the records of the campus shoemaker's shop show that Johnson received one pair of boots as per the 1843 agreement. [See below Shoemaker Shop Account February 8, 1845, line 17]

Johnson worked on campus until at least 1849 and spent at least part of his time at the college working in the dormitory. An entry into a college cash book from May 1846 describes Johnson as "free col'd servant." [See below]

Creator

Georgetown University Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

29-06-1842 to 11-05-1846
08-02-1845

Contributor

Julia Bernier, transcription by Emily Bierman

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Financial Recod

Identifier

GSA263

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Citation

Georgetown University Archives , “Hire of Benedict Johnson, 1842,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed July 20, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/302.

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