"healthy and well pleased": Henry Johnson to Fr. McSherry, April 27, 1839

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Title

"healthy and well pleased": Henry Johnson to Fr. McSherry, April 27, 1839

Subject

Slaves--Louisiana

Description

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

Creator

Maryland Province Archive

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1839-04-27

Contributor

Tom Foley, Adam Rothman

Rights

Maryland Province, Society of Jesus

Relation

GSA88"A cruel overseer": Letter from Fr. Grivel to Fr. Lancaster, May 30, 1840

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA147

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Text

Near Donaldsonville, April 27th, 1839.
Dear Sir,
    My young friend Mr. Robert Boyd, of Donaldsonville, Louisiana, set out a few days ago for Georgetown, D.C. accompanied by Master Valery Landry, whom he wishes to place at George Town College. He is the son of Mr. Valery Landry, a wealthy sugar planter, and a highly respectable citizen residing near this village, and has the reputation of being a very worthy youth. Permit me to recommend him to your attention.
     The slaves I purchased from Mr. Mulledy, & transported to this state, are all healthy, and well pleased with their situation.
                         I am, with great regard,
                              Sir, your obt. sert [obedient servant]
                                    H. Johnson [margin: Governor of La] The Revd. Mr. McSherry.

[margin note] Should the above person arrive before I return, receive him kindly

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Free H. Johnson M.C. [Member of Congress] The Revd. Mr. McSherry President George Town College George Town District Columbia

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Letter

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Citation

Maryland Province Archive, “"healthy and well pleased": Henry Johnson to Fr. McSherry, April 27, 1839,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed November 20, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/155.

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