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MPAADD0761838.pdf
This entry from the Maryland Province Cashbook records the receipt of $23,214 as part of the proceeds from the mass sale of enslaved persons to Henry Johnson in June 1838.

That same day, the Jesuit procurator also registered the proceeds from the…

GTM119b40f06i13.pdf
In this letter written six years after the sale of 1838, Fr. Thomas Mulledy notifies Henry Johnson that he accepts the new payment arrangement negotiated with Johnson by Mulledy's agent, Edmund Forstall, a prominent New Orleans banker.

Mulledy…

MPA Addenda b77 Letter Book 2 p20.pdf
In this letter written six years after the sale of 1838, Fr. Vespre notifies Fr. Mulledy that their agent in New Orleans, Edmund Forstall, had negotiated a new payment arrangement with Gov. Johnson for the money due to the Jesuits from the sale of…

La Tourette Map of Louisiana 1848.jpg
This 1848 map of Louisiana includes the location of plantations and names of their owners. Landholdings by Gov. Henry Johnson and J. Batey making up West Oak plantation in Iberville Parish are shown on the map. (See detail below.)

GTM119b66f01i14ab.pdf
Henry Johnson reports to Rev. McSherry SJ that the enslaved people transported to Louisiana were "healthy and well pleased with their situation." Compare with GSA88:"A cruel overseer": Letter from Fr. Grivel to Fr. Lancaster, May 30, 1840

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…

GTM119b40f10i02.pdf
In this undated bill of sale, Rev. Thomas Mulledy SJ sells eleven men and women to Henry Johnson. This sale must have taken place some time after November 10, 1838. Ten of the people listed in this bill of sale are recorded in the 1838 census as…

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…

Chatham plantation from Norman's Chart.jpg
"Norman's chart of the lower Mississippi River," published in 1858, is a remarkable map of all the plantations along the Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans. Included on this map is John R. Thompson's Chatham Plantation in Ascension Parish…

GTM119b40f06i12a-oo Johnson and Mulledy agreement 1844-02-17.compressed.pdf
In 1844, Henry Johnson renegotiated the terms of his payments to Thomas Mulledy SJ for the slaves he purchased in 1838. Johnson had missed a payment "owing to the difficulties of the times," and he needed more time to pay off his debt. This document…
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