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ARSI Maryl-1007-I-9 Havermans letter first page.pdf
In this letter to the Superior General, Fr. Havermans laments the "grim and displeasing" sale of the Jesuits' slaves. In a postscript dated November 12, he reports the anguish expressed by enslaved people at Newtown as they were being gathered for…

GTM119b66f03i06 Grivel to Lancaster 1838-11-06.pdf
In November 1838, as the remaining members of the Maryland Jesuit slave community were being shipped to Louisiana, Fr. Grivel wrote a letter to Fr. Lancaster with a glimpse of the proceedings at White Marsh.

Among other things, Fr. Grivel…

Washington Globe 1838-05-29 Batey advertisement cropped.jpg
Three weeks before purchasing enslaved people from the Maryland Jesuits, Jesse Batey posted this advertisement in the Washington Globe newspaper offering his plantation on Bayou Maringouin in Louisiana for sale in exchange for "negroes", or offering…

Georgetown Film Studies students explore the parallels between a Jesuit’s unanswered plea and a University’s reconnection with the descendants of slaves it owned, sold, and spurned. With the call for accountability in Father Van de Velde,…

AMST 272 Kenney Since Last We Met.mp3
Georgetown is buzzing with the excitement of reunion and reconciliation. The successors of slave-owning Jesuits and the ancestors of those they owned are coming back together in 2017 in the spirit of penance and forgiveness. In this podcast,…

JP Gannon for Aloysius .pdf
The college received $625 on March 7, 1844 from a J.P. Gannon for an enslaved person named Aloysius.

GTM119b44f02i01 cash for 11 servants.pdf
Entry from a St. Inigoes accounts ledger for September 19, 1835 recording the sale of 11 "servants" by the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen for $4000. The next entry in the ledger is for the sale of two barrels of corn.

GTM119b66f01 Grivel to Lancaster 1839-05-04.pdf
Fr. Grivel reports from Georgetown on the aftermath of the sale of the Maryland Jesuits' human property. He notes that the Jesuits tried to keep husbands and wives together, but that some children were sent to Louisiana without their mothers. Some…

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

Mat.pdf
On New Year's Eve in 1835, the College purchased an enslaved boy named Mat from John Hoover for $500.
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