Newtown Plantation exchanges whiskey for a pair of shoes for Charles, December 1820.

Dublin Core

Title

Newtown Plantation exchanges whiskey for a pair of shoes for Charles, December 1820.

Subject

Footwear; Slave labor; Slaves--United States--Social conditions; Master and Servant ; Jesuits-Missions.

Description

An account book from Newtown includes this record of the diverse payment methods used by the Jesuits to furnish their slaves with shoes. Some of these payment methods included cash as well as an exchange of whiskey for a pair of shoes.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1820-12

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza, Adam Rothman

Rights

Maryland Province Jesuits

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Financial Records

Identifier

GSA211

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Nov 21st 1820 Cash Paid from 1o 27 29
  To pd. on Henry Sewalls a/c $15
Dec To cash pd. for shoes for the colord people 4.00
Dec To one half gallon of whiskey let Harry have for a pair of shoes furnished Charles 00.62 ½
15-20Jany To cash used in travelling to a meeting at St. Thomas’ & back to N.T.- $1.25
  To Cotton bought for negroes- $1
Feby 19 1821 To tin pans, pepper mill Drops &c &c 0. 93 ¼

Files

Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “Newtown Plantation exchanges whiskey for a pair of shoes for Charles, December 1820. ,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed July 22, 2018, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/230.

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