Garden patches at Bohemia, 1792
New Finding Aid: Bohemia, Records Book, 1790 - 1882, Box 82, Folder 1, Identifier 53_1_1, Georgetown University Manuscripts, Archives of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, 2. Records of the Procurator, 1633-1968, 2.5 Estate Accounts, 1734 - 1926, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Georgetown University
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N.B. The dimensions of a Negroe’s patch in future shall be 100 yards long & 40 yards wide from the fence of the field to which it joins. - If he be a married man, & his wife live on this Plantation, he shall be allowed a patch 200 yds. In length & 40 yds in breadth from the fence of the adjoining fields. Which breadth shall never be increased on any account. -
If a married man has a patch of these last dimensions, his wife shall have no separate patch. - No boy nor girl shall be entitled to a patch till he or she is a full hand, with respect to work.- The patches shall be made only in such places, as the master shall appoint. If anyone transgress these rules; he shall, without fail lose his patch ^ & all title to any in future.