"The Yearly Allowance of Clothes" at Bohemia, c. 1790

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Title

"The Yearly Allowance of Clothes" at Bohemia, c. 1790

Subject

Slavery; Slaves--United States--Economic conditions; Clothes; Jesuits-History-18th century

Description

In 1790, Fr. Francis Beeston from Bohemia plantation in Cecil County, Maryland, recorded the allowance of clothes for enslaved persons at the plantation. This allowance included a winter suit and two shirts for the men, a woolen gown and a linen petticoat for women, and "blankets when necessary."

Creator

Maryland Province Collection

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

c. 1790

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province Collection

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA306

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

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A.M.D.G.
 

The yearly allowance of clothes to the Negros
Is as follows-Viz.t
 
Men & Working boys- One Winter suit consisting of one woolen jacket and breeches (or Trowsers, at option of master): one pair woolyarn stockings: one pair shoes.-
Two shirts- one pair linen trowsers for summer.
 
Women & Working girls- One woolen shirt gown and petticoat, for winter – one linen petticoat for Summer – two shifts- one pair shoes – one pair yarn stockings every other year; & feeting alternately.
 
Children- As necessity requires.
 
N.B. Blankets, when necessary.

Original Format

Manuscript

Files

Citation

Maryland Province Collection, “"The Yearly Allowance of Clothes" at Bohemia, c. 1790,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed August 15, 2018, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/334.

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