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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

GTM119b66f05i11abc.pdf
In this letter to another Jesuit priest in June 1838, Fr. Mulledy, SJ discussed his negotiations with potential buyers over the price of the slaves that the Maryland Jesuits intended to sell. He reports that he had been having trouble selling the…

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.

GTM119b66f01 Grivel to Lancaster 1839-05-04.pdf
Fr. Grivel reports from Georgetown on the aftermath of the sale of the Maryland Jesuits' human property. He notes that the Jesuits tried to keep husbands and wives together, but that some children were sent to Louisiana without their mothers. Some…

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…

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.

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.

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…
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