William Gaston entrusts Augustus to Joseph Carberry, S.J., 1824

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Title

William Gaston entrusts Augustus to Joseph Carberry, S.J., 1824

Subject

Slaves-Emancipation, Education, Catholic Church-Clergy-Correspondence

Description

Letter from William Gaston to Joseph Carberry, S.J., giving him a slave named Augustus to be educated and then freed, September 1, 1824.

Fr. Carberry was stationed at St. Inigoes at this time.

(Thanks to Georgetown University Archivist Lynn Conway for providing us with this document.)

Creator

Georgetown University Library

Source

Alumni Files, William Gaston folder 1, Georgetown University Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1824-09-01

Contributor

Lynn Conway, Adam Rothman

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

JPG

Language

English

Type

English

Identifier

GSA28

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Text

[Left side, vertical]

Revd. Joseph Carbury

[Right side]

I place my boy Augustus under the charge of the Revd. Joseph Carbury, to receive moral and religious instruction, to be taught an useful trade, and, when qualified to make a fit use of his freedom to be emancipated. - Georgetown, district of Columbia, 1st Sept. 1824. Wim. Gaston

Original Format

Letter

Files

Gaston letter 1824.jpg

Citation

Georgetown University Library, “William Gaston entrusts Augustus to Joseph Carberry, S.J., 1824,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed July 28, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/33.

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