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In 1847, Fr. Nicholas Steinbacher, the Superior at Newtown Plantation hired Robert Thomas, an enslaved man property of Mary J. Neale. The yearly hire of Robert cost the Jesuit priest 20 dollars.

Ben Johnson 2.pdf
This is the account of Benedict Johnson, here called "Ben. Johnson (col'd) Mrs. Foxhalls man." Johnson was hired by the college for a rate of $10 per month in 1842. In 1843, when Johnson began working at the college again, it was at the rate of $8.50…

J Bronaugh.pdf
This account for Jeremiah Bronaugh shows the hiring of multiple enslaved men beginning in 1843 to the college. James and Buck, whose full name appears to be William Johnson, were hired from Bronaugh for $7 per month. A notation records that Buck left…

fenwick harriet edlins wagesI.A.2.c.pdf
This account records payment of wages for the hire of a woman named Hariot (or possibly Harriet) Edelin from Margaret Fenwick from 1824-1826 to work at the wash house.

fenwick, michaels hire I.A.2.c.pdf
Margaret Fenwick's account with the college includes the hire of a man named Michael in 1821 for $60. The hire of Michael, along with rents for 1821 and 1822, appear to have offset her bills, including expenses for her son George.

Ben Branson Horatio Reid 1841.pdf
This 1841 ledger entry shows the hire of Ben Branson who is described as a "servant of Horatio Reid." Horatio Reid was paid $10 a month for the hire of Branson.

1823 Hired Mat.pdf
This entry from Georgetown College's financial records for April 7, 1823 indicates the terms for the hire of Mat from Georgetown College to a Mr. Lunthicon [probably Linthicom] for $60 a year and "clothen."

1833 servant hire.pdf
This statement of the expenses of the college for 1833 reports $838 being spent for "servants hire" for the year. Many of those hired would have been enslaved people who hired themselves, or were hired by slaveholders, to the college. A note about…

Georgetown's accounts from 1807 register a payment of $26.00 to Charles Boarman for the hire of an enslaved woman. Boarman was a former Jesuit and a lay professor at the College.

Several entries in college ledgers describe Clem receiving permission to hire himself out for $40 per year in 1825 and being hired out in 1826 and 1827. Clem's account also records payments and deductions for sickness. There are also two records of…
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