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Bill of sale for Wat 1802.pdf
Bill of sale for a man named Wat, sold by Charles Boarman to Rev. Leonard Neale, president of Georgetown College, for $400. Wat was then sold to St. Inigoes for $500. The 1838 "census" of enslaved people on the Jesuit plantations in Maryland lists a…

Louisa Mason obituary from St Mary's Beacon 1909-07-22.pdf
An obituary published in the St. Mary's Beacon, July 22, 1909, honoring the life of Louisa Mason (b. 1812), an enslaved woman owned by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus.

Neale 1808.pdf
This is a record of the 1808 sale of an unnamed enslaved woman as preserved in Georgetown's financial ledgers. Rev. Francis Neale, who would become president of the College the following year, purchased the woman from St. Inigoes for $240 "for the…

GAMMS24B1F1P135-137A.PDF
A map from St. Inigos plantation ca. 1820. This map indicates a "slave house" in the southwest corner of the plot, as well as other buildings such as a dwelling house, the place of the overseer, and the church.

GAMMS24B1F1P131-135.jpg
Br. Joseph Mobberly offers a detailed account of the amount of food allowed to each slave at St. Inigoes as well as their types of clothes and medical attention.

Diggs Surviving in America chap. 2.pdf
Chapter two of Louis Diggs, Surviving in America: Histories of 7 Black Communities in Baltimore County, Maryland (Uptown Press, 2002), includes fascinating interviews with African Americans in Granite, Maryland, including several descended from…

GTM119b61f09i01 Neale to Dzierozynski 1826-01-13.compressed.pdf
In this letter, Fr. Francis Neale, SJ reports that he must sell an enslaved man at St. Thomas Manor to the owner of the man's wife, who was planning to sell her and her three children. This letter demonstrates the complex family lives of slaves owned…

Names of slaves to be sold in 1838-39 GTM119b04of112wo.i01.pdf
This is the original list of slaves from the Jesuit plantations compiled in preparation for the sale in 1838. It lists the slaves by name according to plantation where they lived, identifies family groups, and records which ship (1, 2, or 3) they…

MPAb57.5f15i7.pdf
In a letter from 1805, Leonard Neale, President of Georgetown College, writes to his brother Rev. F. Neale and shares that Spalding has run away, presumably from the College.
The letter also mentions two other possible slaves: "In regard of…

MPAb57.5f3i12.pdf
In this letter from 1812, Fr. Mobberly writes to Fr. Grassi about the mortality rate at St. Inigos and the common illnesses among its inhabitants. It mentions the deaths of five slaves: Old Billy, Old Sucky, Old Mathew, Little Sucky, and Betsy, the…
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