Small booklet within Cliveden household account book with slaves' names and household goods, 1798

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Title
Small booklet within Cliveden household account book with slaves' names and household goods, 1798
Description
An informal, small collection of folded paper within this household account book lists many of the Chew family's enslaved people. All pages feature a vertical line, essentially crossing out the information. Many lines read a date then "to Mrs. C." and the slave's name and a number after them. For instance, "Nov 8th to Mrs. C for Phillis 37/6". There are also lines for mutton, lamb, stamps, pepper, oysters, and other household goods, as well as indication of which individual may gone to purchase then. One line on the second page suggests that Phillis was lent out to someone, but the script after is illegible. The last page lists the road tax at Cliveden.
Identifier
19229
Type
text
Creator
Chew, Benjamin, 1758-1844
Date Created
1798
Format
manuscript
Is Part Of
Chew family papers (2050) | Box 77 | Folder 41
Spatial Coverage
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject
Slavery--United States--History |Chew family
Extent
9 pages
Language
eng
Rights
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Item sets
Chew Family Papers

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