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Archaeological Investigations at Newtowne Neck SP.pdf
Report of an archaeological study of Newtowne Neck State Park, the site of Newtown Manor, which was one of the Jesuit plantations in St. Mary's County, Maryland. The archaeological investigation identified locations and artifacts associated with the…

In this meeting held at Georgetown College in 1808, the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen, with Bishop John Carroll in attendance, instructed plantation managers to identify "supernumerary" slaves "they may have and dispose of them to good and…

In this meeting from 1801, the Corporation concluded that manumitting Peter, a slave from their Conewago plantation in Pennsylvania, would prove injurious to their power over other slaves. They decided instead to allow Peter to purchase his freedom.…

In this meeting from 1797, the Corporation agreed to provide the Manager of St Thomas' Manor with 75 pounds for Alexius, a slave in the service of the Bishop.

GTM119b44f04i03 Newtown Day Book - slaves at Newtown 1782-1796.pdf
This page from the Newtown daybook records the birth of 28 slaves at Newtown from 1782 to 1796. Eight children died during the first years of their life. The daybook also mentions the sale of two slaves to Edmund Plowden in 1784.

In this meeting from 1804, the Corporation agreed to sell the "supernumerary" slaves of Deer Creek to settle the claims of William Pasquet, a secular clergyman who managed the plantation. The board also informs that the managers of White Marsh and…

GTM119b44f04i02 Newtown Day Book - slave births at Newtown 1752-1770 2.pdf
This page from the Newtown daybook records the birth of 32 slaves at Newtown from 1752 to 1770. The 11 names marked with an X identify people who were presumably sold to "Widow [?]."

GTM119b44f04i01 Newtown Day Book - slaves at Newtown in 1700s.pdf
This page from the Newtown plantation daybook lists 26 slaves c. 1791. In the early twentieth century, Rev. Joseph Zwinge, SJ annotated the list to identify the marriages of 4 female slaves.

In this meeting from 1795, the Corporation found it necessary to inform to the President of Baltimore Seminary that the profits they would receive from the Bohemia Plantation did not include "money arriving from the sale of negroes."

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