Report of Income &c Newtown 1833+7 By McSherry

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Title

Report of Income &c Newtown 1833+7 By McSherry

Subject

Slaves, Financial Statements, Economic Conditions, Jesuit Missions

Description

Report on the operations and income generated by the Jesuit plantation Newtown in 1833

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1833

Contributor

Adam Rothman, Tom Foley

Rights

Georgetown University

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA14

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Newtown.

The farm of Newtown consists of about 750 acres of land of a good quality for wheat and other grains but not so good for a fine tobacco. It makes a heavy kind. On this farm there are, or there belong to it 36 servants, of whom 13 are men capable of work, 4 women likewise capable, the remainder old persons and children. From this place nothing has been paid to the General fund except in two cases: in 1833 $600. and since that time $750 have been paid this is the whole amount which has been received from that place for the 9 years since I have been in this country and as far as I can learn from the books, little or nothing was paid previous to that time. The hire of these servants should be at the lowest calculation $750 per annum. At the present rate of wages it should be at $1100. The proceeds of the farm should be for grain of different kinds $1500, for tobacco and cattle $700, leaving besides a sufficient quantity of provisions for the maintenance of persons and the expenses of the farm, which with the lowest estimate should be $2950.00. Now the most that we can make on the farm clear of expenses, $500, this much could be obtained without servants, by renting it or hiring a few hands to work it. If the servants were sold, they would bring at least $25,000. The interest of this sum even at 5 per ct would be $1100, but 6 per might be obtained or more when safely funded, which would be $1500.

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Report of Income etc

Newtown 1833

By McSherry

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Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “Report of Income &c Newtown 1833+7 By McSherry,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed November 22, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/19.

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