Winter clothes for the enslaved community at Bohemia Plantation, December, 1795

Dublin Core

Title

Winter clothes for the enslaved community at Bohemia Plantation, December, 1795

Subject

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

Description

In 1795, Rev. Jean Tessier, a French Sulpician priest residing at Bohemia Plantation, in Cecil County, registered the order of winter clothes for four enslaved persons, who received pants, frock, and a jacket. The enslaved were Ralph, Barney, Davis, and Dick. 

At Bohemia, each enslaved person had a limited clothing allowance and access to blankets only "when necessary."

Creator

Maryland Province Collection

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1795-12

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Relation

Format

PDF

Language

French

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA340

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Text

Transcription:
Mr. Quail est ven couper les winter cloaths des Neges il a coupé 1. un habit et grande culotte pour old Ralph; 2. autant pour Barney; 2. une redingotte pour Davis;- 4. une jackette pour Dick. 

Translation:

Mr Quail has come to cut the winter cloaths of the negroes. He has cut 1. A habit and large pants for Old Ralph; 2. The same for Barney; 3. A frock for Davis; 4. A jacket for Dick.

Files

Citation

Maryland Province Collection, “Winter clothes for the enslaved community at Bohemia Plantation, December, 1795,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed September 22, 2021, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/375.