Payments to the enslaved community at Bohemia Plantation, September 1795

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Title

Payments to the enslaved community at Bohemia Plantation, September 1795

Subject

Slavery; Slave Labor; Master and Servant

Description

In this account record from 1795, Rev. Jean Tessier, a French Sulpician priest residing at Bohemia Plantation, in Cecil County registered a series of payments he gave to six enslaved persons: David, Barney, Stephen, Dick, Betty, and Suky. The payments they received were for services, transactions of goods, and rewards.

Creator

Maryland Province Collection

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1795-09

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

French

Type

Financial Records

Identifier

GSA339

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Transcription
8 Donné 2 dollars a David, pour recompense -- 15 -
  Donné autant a Barney, pour la mesme cause -- 15 --
  Donné onre shillings a Stephen et un petit jug -- 11 --
  Pour des ligues pour conduire les chevaux -- 6 --
  Payé un dollar a Dick pour un gallon de miel -- 7 -6
  Donné un dollar a Betty, de la part de Mr. Nagot -- 1 -6
  Donné un quart de dollar a Suky, ditto --   -10-/1/2

Translation
8 Given 2 dollars to David, for a reward -- 15 -
  Given as much to Barney, for the same cause -- 15 --
  Given one shilling to Stephen and a small jug -- 11 --
  For the leagues driven by the horses -- 6 --
  Paid one dollar to Dick for a gallon of honey -- 7 -6
  Given one dollar to Betty, from Mr. Nagot -- 1 -6
   Given one quarter of dollar to Suky, ditto --   -10-/1/2

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Citation

Maryland Province Collection, “Payments to the enslaved community at Bohemia Plantation, September 1795,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed September 23, 2021, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/374.

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