Bladen Forrest on account of servant Aaron, 1849

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Title

Bladen Forrest on account of servant Aaron, 1849

Subject

Slavery; Slave labor; Slave hiring; Georgetown College

Description

This is the account of Bladen Forrest for the labor of "servant Aaron." In this account Aaron is recorded as having worked at the college from May 7, 1849 to September 7, 1849. Forrest was a local Georgetown slaveholder. Forrest registered 8 enslaved people through the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act in June 1862. Aaron is not listed among them. See Civil War Washington for Forrest's full petition. However, the College hired an Aaron Edmonson or Edmunston from Ann Forrest Green in the late 1850s and early 1860s, although it has not yet been determined whether the two Aarons are the same person or not.

Creator

Georgetown University Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

07-05-1849 to 07-09-1849

Contributor

Julia Bernier

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Relation

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Financial Record

Identifier

GSA284

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

                                                Bladen Forrest (on acct.. of servant Aaron)

1849                                                                                               Dr ………Cr……..

 

May 7 Entered this day at $10: - pr.. month …..                           $.        ¢.       $..  - ¢

July 13 To cash paid Aaron .      .       .       .       .                           10.00

Aug 21 To order, favor Messrs .. Martin + Wright  .     .    .     .    . 30.00

Sep 7    Cr.. By 4 mos.. wages ending this date .     .     .     .     .     .    .    .    40 00

Original Format

Financial Ledger

Files

Citation

Georgetown University Archives , “Bladen Forrest on account of servant Aaron, 1849 ,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed August 15, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/319.

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