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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 1818, Fr. John Henry, the manager of the Jesuits' Bohemia farm sold five enslaved people to a neighbor involved in the interstate slave trade. However, a Methodist judge put the enslaved men in jail to prevent them from being illegally transported…

This receipt from November 23, 1838 records a payment by Rev. Thomas F. Mulledy of seventy five dollars to Francis Herbert for transporting thirty two enslaved persons from Newtown to Alexandria.

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.

In a meeting in March of 1797, the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen decided to pay St. Thomas Manor for an enslaved man named Alexius, a "slave in the service of the Bishop."

This cashbook entry from August 15 of the same year records an…

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."…

MPAPCRCC1813-1814 2.pdf
In these three meetings held at Georgetown College on May and September of 1813, and June of 1814 the members of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen discussed and resolved to "dispose for a limited time of the greatest parts of the blacks on…
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