The Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen orders the sale of "superfluous slaves" to pay debts, July 1805

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The Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen orders the sale of "superfluous slaves" to pay debts, July 1805

Subject

Slaves--United States--Economic conditions; Jesuits--Missions; Jesuits--History--19th century

Description

In this meeting from 1805, the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen approved the sale of "superfluous slaves to repay a debt of twelve hundred dollars.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1805-07-09

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA241

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6. Resolved that twelve hundred Dollars at least are immediately necessary: that the agent give early information, as to the prospect before him, of being able to furnish the whole, or a part of this sum, and of discharging all other burthens, charged on the public fund: that in case of his inability to pay the sum wanted, he be authorized by this board to negotiate a loan for as much of the monies as may be deficient: and that a circular letter be written to the several managers of the Estates of the Corporation requiring them to aid the Public funds in the present exigency by the sale of superfluous slaves, stock or any other means within their power, so as to form a fund for repayment of the loan hereby directed.

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “The Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen orders the sale of "superfluous slaves" to pay debts, July 1805,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed June 25, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/263.

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