College director Peter Carlisle borrows money from Georgetown to purchase a person, 1795

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Title

College director Peter Carlisle borrows money from Georgetown to purchase a person, 1795

Subject

Slavery; Slave hire system; Master and Servant; Jesuits--History--18th century

Description

On December 9, 1795, the College debited Peter Carlisle's account "To cash for the return of a negro Sent you by yr. uncle." 

This is a curious entry. It is unclear if Carlisle was paying to transport a slave back to his uncle, for the rendition of a runaway belonging to his uncle, or perhaps even to purchase back the time of a hired-out servant.

Creator

Georgetown University Archive

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

December 9, 1795

Contributor

Cory Young, Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Accounts

Identifier

GSA110

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Toward the bottom of Carlisle's account:

Dec 9 To cash for the return of a negro Sent you by yr. uncle 5 12 6

Original Format

Manuscript

Files

Citation

Georgetown University Archive, “College director Peter Carlisle borrows money from Georgetown to purchase a person, 1795,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed June 12, 2021, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/120.

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