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GTM119b67f10i05ab Grivel to Lancaster 1840-05-30.pdf
In this letter from Fr. Fidel Grivel to Fr. Charles Lancaster dated May 30, 1840, Grivel includes a brief report on the condition of the Jesuit slaves who were sold to Louisiana. He noted that Henry Johnson said he would build a chapel for "our…

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…

NODP 1852-02-18 Ad for Batey plantation and negroes.jpg
After the death of Jesse Batey, Robert MacBeth, attorney for the estate, ran an advertisement for six weeks in the Daily Picayune. Batey's heirs hoped to sell several tracts of land, sundry plantation items, and 119 slaves. The estate is described…

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…

RFOFB-R45-F459 Agreement with Freedmen at West Oak 1865-04-03.pdf
This document is a contract between Mrs. Emily Woolfolk, the owner of West Oak plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, and the freed people on the plantation for wages for the ensuing year. Many of the freed people at West Oak had been sold to…

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 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 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…

Cornelius Hawkins testimony from Beatty v Hawkins.pdf
Testimony of Cornelius Hawkins in the 1893 case of Beatty et. al. v. Hawkins et. al. (45 La. Ann). Hawkins testifies that he had rented land to grow cotton at West Oak from Glenn Peake since 1871.

RFOFB-R30-F161 Chatham Plantation Final Pay Roll 1865.pdf
This document from the Freedmen's Bureau is a record of the wages paid to the freed people on John R. Thompson's Chatham Plantation in Ascension Parish in 1865. The freed people included ex-slaves of the Maryland Jesuits who had been sold to Henry…
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