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MPCB!CS1798.pdf
Rev. Ambrose Maréchal listed the names of the enslaved and free people of color at Bohemia Plantation in 1798. This list of individuals includes 13 men and 24 women. Maréchal identified the owner of 11 of these individuals, one woman is marked as "a…

MPCDBC1801.pdf
Rev. Jean Tessier, a French Sulpician priest residing at Bohemia recorded the names of enslaved and free people of color at the plantation in 1801. This list of names includes 5 men and 16 women. Two women and one man are marked as "free." Tessier…

MPCBLKNBST.pdf
In this entry from Bohemia's Daybook, Fr. Francis Beeston recorded the distribution of blankets to twenty-three enslaved persons from 1787 to 1792.   The list of names possibly includes children and might suggest family relations in some cases.…

MPCB1SHOES.pdf
In 1792, Fr. Francis Beeston recorded the distribution of one pair of shoes each to thirty-two enslaved persons at Bohemia Plantation, in Cecil County. According to Fr. Beeston's rules, every adult was to receive one pair of shoes per year. The…

McElroy Journal 1813-12-03 Feast.jpg
Rev. John McElroy notes in his journal that everyone in the College is celebrating the Feast of St. Xavier "except the Servants."

MPCB1F1RALPH.pdf
On July 1st, 1796, Fr. Ambrose Maréchal, a Sulpician priest at Bohemia plantation, registered the arrival of a letter from Fr. Sewall, who advised him "not to give to Ralph his freedom."

MPA Addenda b77 Letter Book 1-2_19_1843-Carbery p369.pdf
In 1843, Fr. Vespre instructed Fr. Carbury to pay Mrs. Jane Smith for the hire of an enslaved person owned by her. The person in question had been in the service of Rev. Havermans, a Dutch Jesuit from the Maryland Province who was transferred to New…

MPAb30f3.pdf
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.…

MPCB1F1PATCH.pdf
In 1792, Fr. Francis Beeston recorded the dimensions of the garden plots of the enslaved community at Bohemia Plantation. Among the regulations. both men and women were allowed a patch of at least 100 yards long and 40 yards wide. Married men had…

GTUACTLB1846.pdf
In 1843, Georgetown College hired Frank Butler, an enslaved man owned by Doctor N.W. Worthington. The following letter from 1846 records the treasurer's authorization to give Frank "the highest hire we give to our hired servants, of much more…
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