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Maryl.-1005-I_0122 reduced.pdf
Fr. McSherry wrote to Fr. Roothan to follow up on his previous letter urging that the Jesuits consider selling their slaves. That spring, the United States fell into the throes of the Panic of 1837. McSherry lamented that if they sold then, they…

Maryl.-1005-II_0168 reduced.pdf
Fr. McSherry wrote to Fr. Roothan, the Jesuit Superior General, about a conversation he had with the Archbishop of Baltimore, who suggested that the Jesuits consider selling their land and slaves and devote the proceeds "to purposes of education."…
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