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RFOFB-R40-F554 Chatham Plantation Agreement with Freedmen 1865.pdf
This document records an agreement between John R. Thompson, the owner of Chatham Plantation, and the freedmen on the plantation, including people who had been sold to Henry Johnson (the former owner of Chatham) by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838, and…

Johnson to Key 1844.pdf
After being sold to Henry Johnson in 1838, many of the Maryland Jesuit slaves transported to Johnson's Chatham Plantation were sold again by Johnson, who ran into financial difficulty. Johnson sold a half share of his property to Philip Barton Key in…

West Oak plantation in Champomier 1860-61.jpg
P.A. Champomier published an annual record of the sugar crop in Louisiana. This edition, for 1860-1861, lists the two plantations to which the Maryland Jesuit slaves were sold in 1838, West Oak and Chatham. By 1861, Jesse Batey's West Oak Plantation…

Southern Sentinel 1856-02-23 Barrow and Armstrong Succession Sale.pdf
A newspaper advertisement in the Southern Sentinel, February 23, 1856, publishing the terms of the sale of the estate of John S. Barrow and his wife, Margaret Amstrong. Barrow had purchased the plantation and slaves from the heirs of Jesse Batey, and…

Bill of sale from William Patrick and Joseph Woolfolk to Emily Sparks widow of Austin Woolfolk 1859-07-16.tif
William Patrick and Joseph Woolfolk sell land and slaves purchased from Washington Barrow to Emily Sparks, widow of Austin Woolfolk, July 16, 1859. Many of these slaves had been sold from Rev. Thomas Mulledy, S.J., to Jesse Batey, and then from Batey…

Bill of sale from Washington Barrow to William Patrick and Joseph Woolfolk 1856-02-04.tif
Washington Barrow sells the slaves he had purchased from Jesse Batey to William Patrick and Joseph Woolfolk in 1856. Those sold included people whom Batey had purchased from Rev. Thomas Mulledy in 1838.

Bill of sale from the heirs of Jesse Batey to Washington Barrow.pdf
The heirs of Jesse Batey sold a plantation and slaves, including many of the Maryland Jesuit slaves, in January 1853. This is a copy of the bill of sale, which was included as evidence in an 1866 court case in Louisiana, Samuel Batey et al. v. Widow…

Vandevelde.pdf
Van de Velde laments that the religious instruction of the slaves sold to Henry Johnson has been neglected and urges Rev. Mulledy to provide funds to build a chapel for them.  
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