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