Fr. Carberry manumits Augustin Linsey, August 2, 1830
The document describes Linsey as "about 25 years, five feet 7 inches high, slender made," and with "two scars on his forehead and many warts on his hands."
Six years earlier, on September 1, 1824, William Gaston left Linsey "under the charge of the Revd. Joseph Carberry, to receive moral and religious instruction, to be taught an useful trade, and when qualified to make a fit use of his freedom to be emancipated."
Gaston was Georgetown's first student. In 1833 he became an Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Gaston owned 163 people at the time of his death in 1844.
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Augustin Linsey aged about 25 years d five feet 7 inches high, slender made, yellow complexion, woolly hair, pleasant countenance, rather long face, two scars on his forehead, has many warts on his hands and arms. Was manumitted and freed by a certain Joseph Carberry of Saint Mary’s County on the second of August 1830 by deed of manumission duly met and recorded in Saint Mary’s County court offices.
Aug 3 1830