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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.


This undated list sheds some light on the aftermath of the mass sale of enslaved persons in 1838. It enumerates eighteen enslaved persons who were "transported to Louisiana out of the 84." Presumably the 84 refers to the enslaved people identified in…

In this rich letter from 1817, Fr. Francis Neale, the pastor of Holy Trinity Church at Georgetown College, writes to Fr. Joseph Marshall at St. Inigoes to inform him of the impending arrival of Ned, an elderly man who will be sent from Georgetown.The…

This receipt from December 8, 1838, charges Fr. Thomas Mulledy ten dollars for taking an enslaved person to Alexandria and depositing him in jail.

On February 15, 1804, the Jesuits purchased Peter and his wife Prisc for St. Inigoes Plantation. They paid 400 dollars for the couple.

The ledger also indicates that on the same day they paid 3.77 to apprehend a "runaway Matt."

This cashbook entry from January, 1804 indicates that the Jesuits sold Frank, an enslaved man from St. Inigoes plantation for $320 dollars.

At a meeting held at Georgetown College in 1811, the members of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergy decided to grant to Fr. Joseph Eden the profits from the sale of three enslaved persons: a girl sold by the Rev. Beeston, and two black boys sold…


In this meeting from 1814, the Corporation agreed to sell Jem and his family to settle the claims of William Pasquet, a secular clergyman who had managed the Deer Creek mission.

Since 1804, the priests of the Corporation had been selling enslaved…

GTM119b24f01 Proceedings 1820-08-22.pdf
At a meeting held at St. Thomas' Manor in 1820, the members of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergy decided "upon mature reflection," to repeal their 1814 decision to "dispose of... the greatest part of the blacks on the different plantations."…

ARSI Maryl.-1005-II_0171 Vespre notes.pdf
Rev. Francis Vespre, SJ records twenty distinct conditions placed on the sale of the people owned by the Jesuits. Conditions 1-8 have to do with the religious and family life of the people who are to be sold, and conditions 9-20 have to do with the…
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