"To Humane and Christian Masters:" The Disposal of Sarah's Children, June 1809

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Title

"To Humane and Christian Masters:" The Disposal of Sarah's Children, June 1809

Subject

Slavery; Slaves--United States--Economic conditions; Slave sale; Slave women; Jesuits-History-19th century

Description

In an 1809 meeting held at Georgetown University, the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen decided to dispose of Sarah's orphaned children. Sarah was presumably a slave at the Jesuit estate of Arabia Petrea.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1809-06

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza, Adam Rothman

Rights

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

Enlgish

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA178

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Text

5. Resolved that the Revd Mr. Beeston be requested to dispose of the black children of Sarah deceased, now on the farm of Arabia Petrea as soon as possible to humane and Christian masters for the benefit of the Corporation, in the mean time to agree with some free person for their clothing, lodging and nourishment, till they can be disposed of: If this cannot be effected immediately resolved that they be sent to Baltre, and from Baltre to St Inigo at the cost of that estate. 

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Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “"To Humane and Christian Masters:" The Disposal of Sarah's Children, June 1809,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed April 22, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/194.

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