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Priscilla Queen petition.jpg
Priscilla Queen sues Rev. Francis Neale, S.J., for her freedom in the D.C. Circuit Court 1810. This case is detailed by the O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law and Family project.

Edward Queen's petition.jpg
Edward Queen sues Rev. John Ashton for his freedom in the Maryland General Court in 1791. Additional documents in the case of Edward Queen v. John Ashton may be found at the O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law & Family website.Click…

Slaves at St Joseph 1765 from GTM119b49f02i01.pdf
Fr. Joseph Mosely's accounts of St. Joseph in Maryland from 1765 to 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,"…

Map of Maryland Jesuit Stations from Hughes 1917 History of the Society of Jesus in North America vol 2 p777.pdf
A map of Jesuit stations in Maryland from the 17th to the 19th centuries, showing the locations of Jesuit plantations, farms, and schools, including Bohemia, Frederick, Georgetown, Leonardtown, Newtown, Port Tobacco, St. Inigoes, St. Joseph, St.…

White Marsh slaves 1764 from Hughes Documents v1 pt1 pp 230-231.pdf
A record of slaves at White Marsh in 1764, indicating family groups.

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.

McElroy Journal 1818-01-22 to 02-23 Davy.pdf
Davy, a slave at White Marsh, was put in jail for "bad conduct" and sent to Baltimore to be sold, but then was returned to White Marsh after promising to behave himself.

Note that this file compiles together three non-contiguous pages of McElroy's…

McElroy Journal 1819-05-14 Claims to freedom.pdf
On a visit to Talbot City, Rev. John McElroy S.J. alludes to "some negroes" who "pretended to claim their freedom."

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Letter from William Gaston to Joseph Carberry, S.J., giving him a slave named Augustus to be educated and then freed, September 1, 1824.

Fr. Carberry was stationed at St. Inigoes at this time.

(Thanks to Georgetown University Archivist Lynn…

In this section from Br. Joseph Mobberly's Treatise on Slavery he identifies slaves in Maryland as Cham's descendants and cannibals who feast on infants.
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