Freedom Bond for Patrick Barnes, an enslaved man from Bohemia Plantation, 1797

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Title

Freedom Bond for Patrick Barnes, an enslaved man from Bohemia Plantation, 1797

Subject

Slaves--Manumission; Slave labor; Master and Servant

Description

In 1797, Patrick Barnes, an enslaved man from Bohemia plantation, purchased his freedom from the Fr. Ambrose Maréchal, a Sulpician priest in charge of the farm.

According to the freedom bond, the price of Barnes' freedom was £200 pounds and Fr. Maréchal required that he remain within 10 miles of the Catholic church at Bohemia.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1797-08-15

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA334

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Text

Cecil County Ht

Know all men by these presents that I Patrick Barnes of Cecil County, free negroe and blacksmith am held and firmly bound unto the Reverend Ambrose Marshal in sum of two hundred pounds current money to be paid to the said Ambrose Marshall or his certain attorney, executors, administrators and assigns. To which payment will and truly to be made I bind myself, my heirs, executors and administrators firmly by these presents sealed with any seal. Dated this fifteenth day of August in the year seventeen hundred and ninety-seven.
            The condition of the above obligation is such that if the bound Patrick Barnes shall on or before the first day of April next remove his habitation or place of dwelling from Warwich in the County afd. [aforesaid] where the said Patrick Barnes now lives and fix the same at least ten miles distant from the Romish Chapel the present residence of the said Ambrose Marshall in Cecil County afd. and if the said Patrick Barnes after the said first day of April shall not at any time live within ten miles of the said Romish Chapel then the alone obligation to be void, else to be and remain in full force.


Signed, sealed, delivered
In presence of                 
                              His mark X Patrick Barnes     Seal
John Lew
H Parchage
 


[Page 2]
Patrick Barnes
To
Revd. A. Marshal
 
Memorandum that therebound is delivered
To Richard Bassott as the two of the executors
As an escrow
Richd Bassott
 
Delivered to the office
After the judgement entered
In Cecil County on obligos, Petition for
freedom by Me
Richard Bassott

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Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “Freedom Bond for Patrick Barnes, an enslaved man from Bohemia Plantation, 1797 ,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed March 22, 2019, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/369.

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