The Void Sale of Catherine Venus, June 1818

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Title

The Void Sale of Catherine Venus, June 1818

Subject

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

Description

In 1818 the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen declared null and void the sale of Catherine Venus. She had been previously sold by Fr. John McElroy

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1818-06

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza, Adam Rothman

Rights

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA181

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Text

2. That the sale of the Negro Woman named Catherine Venus by the Revd John McElroy (he being in manner authorized by this Board or the Agent so to do) be and the same is hereby considered null and void; and that the Agent be directed and he is hereby directed to take the most prudent steps to accommodate that affair, he being empowered either to confirm said sale or to reclaim said negro woman. 

Original Format

Manuscript

Files

Citation

Maryland Province Archives , “The Void Sale of Catherine Venus, June 1818,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed January 21, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/197.

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