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Gaston letter 1824.jpg
Letter from William Gaston to Joseph Carberry, S.J., giving him a slave named Augustus to be educated and then freed, September 1, 1824.

Fr. Carberry was stationed at St. Inigoes at this time.

(Thanks to Georgetown University Archivist Lynn…

MSAC1540-108031830.pdf
On August 2, 1830 in St. Mary's County Court, Fr. Joseph Carberry, manager of St. Inigoes plantation, recorded the manumission of an enslaved man named Augustin Linsey.The document describes Linsey as "about 25 years, five feet 7 inches high, slender…

Gaston estate inventory 1844-05.pdf
William Gaston (1778-1844) was Georgetown's first student, enrolling in the school in 1791 before transferring to Princeton. As a congressman from North Carolina, Gaston sponsored the charter that granted Georgetown the authority to award academic…

Gaston Letter to DeGioia_with New Inventory_10-17-22.pdf
William Gaston (1778-1844) was Georgetown's first student, enrolling in the school in 1791 before transferring to Princeton. As a congressman from North Carolina, Gaston sponsored the charter that granted Georgetown the authority to award academic…

William Gaston & Slavery Mikhail Rothman podcast 2022-11-04.mp3
Audio recording and transcript of a conversation between Georgetown Law Center's Professor John Mikhail and Georgetown University historian Professor Adam Rothman about Mikhail's research into William Gaston's slaveholding and judicial opinions…
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