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Moses and Eliza Taylor ad American_and_Commercial_Daily_Advertiser_1842-03-15_3.pdf
An advertisement in the American and Commercial Daily Advertiser dated March 15, 1842 reports the escape of Moses Taylor from his owner, James Evans, as well as the escape of Moses's wife Eliza from a Mr. Clarke. Evidence suggests that Eliza had been…

DNI 1822 Ad for Michael.pdf
An advertisement for Michael published in the Daily National Intelligencer on June 13, 1822. He had escaped in late April, and the subscriber, Notley Maddox, was offering a $50 reward for his capture. The ad reveals that Michael had been hired out to…

Francis Neale.pdf
A boarder named Francis Neale entered the College in March 1800. Several months later, the Neale family rented out two slaves to Georgetown, Stephen and Tempey (this is a best guess on her name). Both appear to have run away shortly thereafter, as…

Isaac Jail.pdf
An enslaved man named Isaac ran away from Georgetown College early in 1814. He was captured and jailed in Baltimore before being sold to a new owner in Hartford County, Maryland. The College paid $7.50 for his jail fees.

In a letter from 1805, Leonard Neale, President of Georgetown College, wrote to his brother Rev. F. Neale that Spalding had ran away. The following entries from the College Cashbook register payments for "going after A. Spalding," and paying…

On February 15, 1804, the Jesuits purchased Peter and his wife Prisc for St. Inigoes Plantation. They paid 400 dollars for the couple.

The ledger also indicates that on the same day they paid 3.77 to apprehend a "runaway Matt."

In a letter from 1805, Leonard Neale, President of Georgetown College, writes to his brother Rev. F. Neale and shares that Spalding has run away, presumably from the College.
The letter also mentions two other people who were possibly enslaved: "In…

In 1796, the priests at Bohemia plantation sold Henny, an enslaved woman who was sick and had run away. They noted that her price was 15£.

In this journal entry from 1767, Rev. Ignatius Matthews recorded that on November 16, Abraham ran away from St. Inigoes plantation.

MPAAddenda, letterbook 1 410.pdf
This series of letters from 1843 illustrates the Maryland Jesuits' attempts to sell Isaac, an enslaved man who appeared to be "fugitive since the fall of 1838." The Jesuits received news of Isaac's whereabouts after he was arrested in Baltimore. The…
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