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ARSI Maryl.-1005-I_0061 for GSA.jpg
A report on the eight postulates proposed during the Maryland Provincial Congregation, and the decisions regarding each. Postulates six and eight deal with a proposal to sell the Province's slaves and indicates the sharp debate among the Jesuits over…

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.

ARSI Maryl-1007-I-9 Havermans letter first page.pdf
In this letter to the Superior General, Fr. Havermans laments the "grim and displeasing" sale of the Jesuits' slaves. In a postscript dated November 12, he reports the anguish expressed by enslaved people at Newtown as they were being gathered for…

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…

Slaves sold by Thomas Mulledy in 1838.pdf
List of men, women, and children sold by Thomas Mulledy in 1838, with name, sex, age, family relationship, and plantation affiliation. This list was compiled from GSA63.

GTM119b66f01i14ab.pdf
Henry Johnson reports to Rev. McSherry SJ that the enslaved people transported to Louisiana were "healthy and well pleased with their situation." Compare with GSA88:"A cruel overseer": Letter from Fr. Grivel to Fr. Lancaster, May 30, 1840

GTM119b66f02i06abcd.pdf
In February 1838, Fr. Grivel wrote a letter to Fr. Lancaster to update him of Province matters, including the aftermath of the 1838 sale and the purchase of Peter by Gov. Johnson. In a previous letter, Grivel informed Lancaster of their intentions to…

Articlesofagreement.pdf
In June 1838, Fr. Thomas Mulledy agreed to sell 272 men, women, and children to Henry Johnson and Jesse Beatty of Louisiana. The articles of agreement identify the people by name and set out the terms of the sale.

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

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.
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