A pass for Stephen, July 5, 1827

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Title

A pass for Stephen, July 5, 1827

Subject

Slavery--Maryland; Slaves--Social conditions; Passes (Transportation)-Slaves; Slavery and the church--Catholic Church

Description

On July 5, 1827, William Feiner, SJ, acting as President of Georgetown College, wrote a pass for Stephen, an enslaved man, allowing him to go to St. Thomas' Manor.

After providing for his safe passage, Rev, Feiner, SJ, gave Stephen a letter for Rev. Francis Neale. explaining that the plans of sending Stephen to Missouri had failed because his wife refused to go. Moreover, nobody would hire Stephen on account of his "bad conduct," so they thought it best "to send him back to the Manor."

Creator

Dubuisson, Etienne - Feiner, William, Collection

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1827-07

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza, Adam Rothman

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA200

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Text

Pass given to a black man from St. Thomas

                              Georgetown College, July 5, 1827

Let [crossed out - this man] the bearer of this pass, Stephen a black man, pass to St Thomas’s Manor

                               William Feiner, President 

Jul. 5 Revd Mr F Neale St Thomas’s Manor 

Our Revd Fath Superior’s intention was to buy the wife of the blackman, the bearer of this; [crossed out - but] and take them to Missoury; the Man was willing to go there but the wife not. She also advised the man to go back return to St Thomas’s and remain there, which seems to indicate that she does not care much for him. [crossed out - Br Mullen who has no hope of On account] Br Mullen also, on account of the bad conduct of the man, has no hope of finding any one who would hire him. [crossed out - It seems therefore necessary to send him back.] We thought therefore that the best was to send him back to the Manor.

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Manuscript

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Citation

Dubuisson, Etienne - Feiner, William, Collection, “A pass for Stephen, July 5, 1827,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed April 24, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/217.

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