Georgetown College Financial Statement, 1841

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Title

Georgetown College Financial Statement, 1841

Subject

Georgetown University--finances

Description

A financial statement for Georgetown College in July 1841, indicating at $25,000 loan from Fr. Thomas Mulledy, S.J. "to pay off the College debt" (middle of p, 2).

On the back of the statement is a list of people present on campus. It includes religious members, students, hired workers, including 11 Black "wash-women" as well as 2 "slaves." A number of enslaved people were hired by the college at this time, so it is likely that the 2 people listed as "slaves" were those owned directly by the college. This document also marks the rare use of the term slave in the college's financial records to refer to enslaved people. Terms more commonly used are "servant" or "our(s)."

Creator

Maryland Province Archive

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1841-07-31

Contributor

Adam Rothman, Tom Foley, Julia Bernier

Rights

Georgetown University

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Ledger

Identifier

GSA35

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Citation

Maryland Province Archive, “Georgetown College Financial Statement, 1841,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed July 23, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/40.

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