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Articlesofagreement.pdf
In June 1838, Fr. Thomas Mulledy agreed to sell 272 men, women, and children to Henry Johnson and Jesse Beatty of Louisiana. The articles of agreement identify the people by name and set out the terms of the sale.

GTM119b40f10i09abc.pdf
Transfers 56 named slaves from Thomas Mulledy to Henry Johnson for $27,057.

GTM119b40f10i11abc.pdf
Bill of sale transferring 84 slaves, identified in the document, from Rev. Thomas Mulledy S.J. to Henry Johnson on November 29, 1838, for $29,163.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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