Report of Income &c. of Farms of St. Thomas Manor, 1833, By McSherry

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Title

Report of Income &c. of Farms of St. Thomas Manor, 1833, By McSherry

Subject

Maryland Province, Plantations, Slaves

Description

A report by Father McSherry on the operations and income of the Jesuit plantation at St. Thomas Manor in 1833.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Source

Maryland Province Archives, Georgetown University, Box 26, Folder 3

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1833

Contributor

Adam Rothman, Tom Foley

Rights

Georgetown University

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA13

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St. Thomas’ Manor.

St. Thomas’ Manor contains about 4600 or 4700 hundred acres of land. 3600 hundred are rented to different tenants for $1800. The remainder, of which I will give an account first, contains 1100 or 1200 acres. I cannot be exact on account of difficulties since the land was first taken up, bad managers, or persons so advanced in age as to be incapable of doing business, and who could not be replaced by younger have allowed neighbors to encroach on both sides of the land. There are 45 servants living on this land of whom 9 are men or boys capable of work and 7 women the others are old persons and children. The proceeds of these 1100 or 1200 acres beyond the expenses of the farm, prior to 1833 was nothing, and add to this 400 acres to the 3600 above mentioned, these were cultivated with the farm, and all gave nothing to the General fund, but debts, and I have been summoned to present myself in court for claims against the house for repairing it, notwithstanding all that quantity of land and number of servants to support the house. These repairs were not made from revenues of the farm but from the General fund, from other places. This farm should produce for sale besides the remains for the support of the place, or in other words in net income should be for wheat and other grains $2000. Tobacco $500. Cattle $200. The Hire of servants should be $700--Total $3,400. The only money which has been received from this farm by the General fund was $600 paid this year. $300 paid at one time, and 300 paid by sending produce which paid an account borrowed from merchants. Were the servants sold $1000 could be made from the land besides supporting the missionaries. The sale of the servants should bring at least $16,000 which would bring $1000 interest.

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Report of Income etc of Farms of St. Thomas Manor 1833
By McSherry

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “Report of Income &c. of Farms of St. Thomas Manor, 1833, By McSherry,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed March 29, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/18.

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