Slavery in the Maryland Province

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Slavery in the Maryland Province

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Report of Income &c. of Farms of St. Thomas Manor, 1833, By McSherry
A report by Father McSherry on the operations and income of the Jesuit plantation at St. Thomas Manor in 1833.

Report of Income &c Newtown 1833+7 By McSherry
Report on the operations and income generated by the Jesuit plantation Newtown in 1833

Report on St. Inigos 1833-7 By McSherry
Report by Father McSherry on the operations and income generated by the Jesuit plantation St. Inigo's in 1833.

Davy threatened with sale, 1818
Davy, a slave at White Marsh, was put in jail for "bad conduct" and sent to Baltimore to be sold, but then was returned to White Marsh after promising to behave himself.

Note that this file compiles together three non-contiguous pages of McElroy's…

Claims to freedom, 1819
On a visit to Talbot City, Rev. John McElroy S.J. alludes to "some negroes" who "pretended to claim their freedom."

William Gaston entrusts Augustus to Joseph Carberry, S.J., 1824
Letter from William Gaston to Joseph Carberry, S.J., giving him a slave named Augustus to be educated and then freed, September 1, 1824.

Fr. Carberry was stationed at St. Inigoes at this time.

(Thanks to Georgetown University Archivist Lynn…

Priscilla Queen's petition for freedom, 1810
Priscilla Queen sues Rev. Francis Neale, S.J., for her freedom in the D.C. Circuit Court 1810. This case is detailed by the O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law and Family project.

Edward Queen's petition for freedom, 1791
Edward Queen sues Rev. John Ashton for his freedom in the Maryland General Court in 1791. Additional documents in the case of Edward Queen v. John Ashton may be found at the O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law & Family website.Click…

Proceeding of the General Chapter Met at the White Marsh, May 1789
Rules for "disposing" of "supernumerary slaves" on the Jesuit plantations in Maryland.

Fanny & her family
Discusses sale and manumission of slaves at Bohemia.