An Injurious Manumission: Proceedings of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen, May 5, 1801

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An Injurious Manumission: Proceedings of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen, May 5, 1801

Subject

Slave labor; Master and Servant ; Slaves--Manumission; Jesuits--History-- 19th century

Description

In this meeting from 1801, the Corporation concluded that manumitting Peter, a slave from their Conewago plantation in Pennsylvania, would prove injurious to their power over other slaves. They decided instead to allow Peter to purchase his freedom.

For more information on the manumission and freedom purchases by slaves in Jesuit plantations see J. Zwinge, "The Jesuit Farms in Maryland, Facts and Anecdotes,"Woodstock Letters, Vol. XLI, No. 2, June, 1912, p. 195-222. 

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1801- 05-05

Contributor

Adam Rothman, Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA165

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5. That the Revd. Mr. Brosius be informed that the Board of Trustees are of opinion, that the manumission of negro Peter would prove a precedent not a little injurious to that subordination which ought to be preserved among the other slaves belonging to the Corporation, and that therefore they advise him to induce Peter to purchase his freedom by procuring good security for the payment of what he may be valued at. 

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “An Injurious Manumission: Proceedings of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen, May 5, 1801,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed January 21, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/180.

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