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MPAb63f18i9.pdf
In this letter from August, 1832, Fr. Kenney notifies Fr. McElroy of the visit of Mr. Horzey, a Louisiana planter and potential buyer of people enslaved by the Jesuits.. He also remarks that Fr. Neale, in charge of St. Thomas Manor, is "tired of…

MPAb63f17i1.pdf
In this letter from 1832 Fr. Kenney asks Fr. Neale to provide him with "the number and description of the Blacks, whom you would sell to Mr. John Lee and to Mr. Horsey." Kenney mentions Louisiana as their destination, stating that the planters…

MPAb57.5b13i9.pdf
In this letter to Fr. Francis Neale, Fr. Brooke describes how a disease outbreak among the enslaved population left his plans for the Newtown mission in disarray.

MPAb57.5f15i7.pdf
In a letter from 1805, Leonard Neale, President of Georgetown College, writes to his brother Rev. F. Neale and shares that Spalding has run away, presumably from the College.
The letter also mentions two other people who were possibly enslaved: "In…

MPAb57.5f15i8.pdf
Archbishop Carroll writes to Francis Neale in 1815 about the administration of the missions. The letter includes a reference to the sale of "Jem's family" from the Bohemia estate and unauthorized sales of people from White Marsh. Carroll expresses…

MPAb57.5f15i10.pdf
In a letter from Bishop Carroll to Fr. Francis Neale dated November 12, 1805, Carroll proposes the sale of up to four people to raise funds needed for the management of the missions.

Neale 1808.pdf
This is a record of the 1808 sale of an unnamed enslaved woman as preserved in Georgetown's financial ledgers. Rev. Francis Neale, who would become president of the College the following year, purchased the woman from St. Inigoes for $240 "for the…

Bill of sale for Wat 1802.pdf
Bill of sale for a man named Wat, sold by Charles Boarman to Rev. Leonard Neale, president of Georgetown College, for $400. Wat was then sold to St. Inigoes for $500. The 1838 "census" of enslaved people on the Jesuit plantations in Maryland lists a…

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 people…

Francis Neale Baptismal Register.pdf
A register of baptisms, marriages, and burials at St. Thomas for 1827-1832, mostly involving enslaved people. Along with a digitized edition of the register, we have compiled spreadsheets with the data contained in the register.
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