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Maryl.-1005-II_0159.pdf
Fr. Stephen Dubuisson S.J. records the arguments for and against the sale of the Maryland Province slaves.

Simple versions of the transcription and translation are included below. Annotated versions may be downloaded in PDF format.

GTM119b93f09i01 Roothaan to McSherry 1836-10-27.pdf
In this letter, Fr. Jan Philip Roothaan, the superior general of the Society of Jesus, approves of the sale of the Maryland Province slaves but stipulates several conditions that must be met, including assuring that the slaves could practice…

GTM119b40f10i02.pdf
In this undated bill of sale, Rev. Thomas Mulledy SJ sells eleven men and women to Henry Johnson. This sale must have taken place some time after November 10, 1838. Ten of the people listed in this bill of sale are recorded in the 1838 census as…

Names of slaves to be sold in 1838-39 GTM119b04of112wo.i01.pdf
This is the original list of slaves from the Jesuit plantations compiled in preparation for the sale in 1838. It lists the slaves by name according to plantation where they lived, identifies family groups, and records which ship (1, 2, or 3) they…

Chatham plantation from Norman's Chart.jpg
"Norman's chart of the lower Mississippi River," published in 1858, is a remarkable map of all the plantations along the Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans. Included on this map is John R. Thompson's Chatham Plantation in Ascension Parish…

GTM119b40f06i09.pdf
This document sheds some light on the dynamics of the 1838 sale of slaves from Thomas Mulledy to Henry Johnson. It lists a number of slaves who "remain on the Estate," several others who were "exchanged," three deaths, and six births.

GTM119b40f06i12a-oo Johnson and Mulledy agreement 1844-02-17.compressed.pdf
In 1844, Henry Johnson renegotiated the terms of his payments to Thomas Mulledy SJ for the slaves he purchased in 1838. Johnson had missed a payment "owing to the difficulties of the times," and he needed more time to pay off his debt. This document…

GTM119b40f10i11abc.pdf
Bill of sale transferring 84 slaves, identified in the document, from Rev. Thomas Mulledy S.J. to Henry Johnson on November 29, 1838, for $29,163.

GTM119b40f10i08abcd.pdf
Bill of sale transferring 64 slaves, identified in the document, from Rev. Thomas Mulledy, S.J., to Jesse Batey of Terrebone Parish, Louisiana, for $27,057 on November 10, 1838.

GTM119b40f10i09abc.pdf
Transfers 56 named slaves from Thomas Mulledy to Henry Johnson for $27,057.
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