The hire of free and enslaved men at Bohemia Plantation, 1790

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Title

The hire of free and enslaved men at Bohemia Plantation, 1790

Subject

Hire; Plantation Workers; Plantation life--Southern States--History; Jesuits--Missions; Slave hiring; Slave labor;

Description

In this account record from 1790, Fr. Francis Beeston registered the hire of five men for the harvest: two free men of color, an enslaved man and two white men. The diversity of these hires reflects Maryland's mixed labor practices.

Creator

Maryland Province Collection

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1790-07-12

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA309

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Text

12. Finished reaping at St. Inigo's in the afternoon, and began in the Lane-field. - This morning hired a cradler (Free Charles) a mulatto and an excellent cradler- At 12 O'clock hired Negro Pat, a cradler, Ben McElwee, reaper, and two binders, Free Len; and a white boy,  Thos: Benj: Thomas.

Original Format

Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Collection, “The hire of free and enslaved men at Bohemia Plantation, 1790,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed December 19, 2018, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/337.