Georgetown College increases Frank Butler's wages, June 1846

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Title

Georgetown College increases Frank Butler's wages, June 1846

Subject

Slavery; Slave hiring; Slave labor; Georgetown College; Jesuits--History--19th century

Description

In 1843, Georgetown College hired Frank Butler, an enslaved man owned by Doctor N.W. Worthington. The following letter from 1846 records the treasurer's authorization to give Frank "the highest hire we give to our hired servants, of much more usefulness than Frank."

Creator

Georgetown University Archives

Source

Treasurer's Letter Books, 1840-1858, Box 2, Georgetown University Archives, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University.

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1846-06-22

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Georgetown University Library

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Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA336

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Dr N.W. Worthington                                                 Georgetown College D.C.     

District of Columbia                                                   June 22d 1846

 

                                                Dear Sir

                                                                        In compliance with your request of a change in the hire of your servant Frank, I have communicated the two options you offered to me Saturday last, namely: seven dollars and a half a month, and to clothe him, or ten dollars a month, and you to clothe him.

            All what we can do is to give for your servant Frank the highest hire we give for our hired servants, of much more usefulness than Frank, namely, nine dollars a month, without clothing, or any other charges on his account.

            If this suits your convenience, the change in the hire will take place, on the 25th inst. Day on which expires one month of wages.

                                                            Very respectfully yours

                                                                        Francis Vespre

                                                                                    Treasr

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Citation

Georgetown University Archives , “Georgetown College increases Frank Butler's wages, June 1846,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed September 23, 2021, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/371.

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