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Louisa Mason obituary from St Mary's Beacon 1909-07-22.pdf
An obituary published in the St. Mary's Beacon, July 22, 1909, honoring the life of Louisa Mason (b. 1812), an enslaved woman owned by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus.

GTM119b101f09i01p38 Baptism of Sylvester at Newtown 1819.pdf
Baptismal record for Sylvester, the son of Joe and Easter, slaves of Newtown, dated June 4, 1819. Joe and Easter (or Esther) Greenleaf and their children, including Sylvester, were sold to Henry Johnson in 1838. Their names appear on the list of…

msa_c1544_4-0508 Carberry slaves 1821.pdf
This list of slaves at St. Inigoes was prepared for purposes of tax assessment in 1821. It lists the names, ages, and assessed value of the men, women, and children at the Jesuits' St. Inigoes plantation. Many of the people listed in this assessment…

Carberry slaves in St Mary's County Md from 1831 tax assessment.pdf
This list of slaves at St. Inigoes was prepared for purposes of tax assessment in 1831. It lists the names, ages, and assessed value of the men, women, and children at the Jesuits' St. Inigoes plantation seven years before the 1838 sale. Comparing…

In 1867, officials in Maryland undertook a census of all the slaves in Maryland who were emancipated in the state in 1864. The census was prepared in the hope that the ex-slaveowners would be compensated for the loss of their human property, as…

Slaves at St Joseph 1765 from GTM119b49f02i01.pdf
Fr. Joseph Mosely's accounts of St. Joseph in Maryland from 176-1767 includes a list of slaves that notes where they came from, when they were born, and other biographical notes. Of particular interest in the mention of Nanny, a "Guinea Negro," age…

Maryland Missions in 1765 from Hughes.pdf
In 1765, Fr. George Hunter SJ compiled a survey of the Jesuit missions in Maryland that accounted for 192 slaves. Missions listed include St. Inigoes, Newtown, Port Tobacco, Deer Creek, and Bohemia. Hunter recorded the annual income of each mission…

GTM119b61f09i01 Neale to Dzierozynski 1826-01-13.compressed.pdf
In this letter, Fr. Francis Neale, SJ reports that he must sell an enslaved man at St. Thomas Manor to the owner of the man's wife, who was planning to sell her and her three children. This letter demonstrates the complex family lives of slaves owned…

GTM119b58f06i01 Mobberly to Grassi 1815-02-07.pdf
In this letter to Georgetown President Giovanni Grassi S.J,, Brother Joseph Mobberly, S.J. urges that the Jesuits' slaves be sold for a time or set free. Most of the letter is devoted to calculating the cost advantage of hiring free white workers…

GTM119b126f04i04 Observations on Bohemia 1831.pdf
Fr. Peter Kenney SJ reports negatively on the condition of slave families at the Bohemia plantation in Cecil County, Md., in 1831.
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