The hire of Dick, a young man at Bohemia Plantation, January, 1836

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Title

The hire of Dick, a young man at Bohemia Plantation, January, 1836

Subject

Labor; Hire; Leases; Master and Servant

Description

In 1836, Br. Heard, a temporal coadjutor and manager of Bohemia plantation hired Dick from his mother, Amelia Lilly. Dick's yearly wages were 25.00 for his work on the farm and the contract included his clothes for the year.

Dick was probably enslaved during his time at Bohemia Plantation. In the 1830's, after selling a part of their enslaved community, the Jesuits often used hired slaves from the neighborhood as laborers.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1836-01-01

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province-Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA341

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Text

January 1836 1st I do here by promise to give Amilia Lilly $25. For her son Dick and his working cloths for one years work on the farm. ---  B.J. Heard25.00

Original Format

Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives , “The hire of Dick, a young man at Bohemia Plantation, January, 1836,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed June 12, 2021, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/376.