Fr. Fenwick requests approval to sell slaves from Bohemia Plantation, 1816.

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Title

Fr. Fenwick requests approval to sell slaves from Bohemia Plantation, 1816.

Subject

Slavery; Slave Trade; Government paperwork--United States; Slave sale; Jesuits-History-19th century

Description

This letter from Fr. Fenwick to Fr. Neale illustrates the Jesuits' intent to sell their slaves from Bohemia plantation for a term of years, as well as their concern to guard against the slaves being sold to slave traders known as "Georgia-men."  

For the episode of the Bohemia slaves caught up in the slave trade, see GSA148.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1816-05-24

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province Archive, Society of Jesus

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Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA260

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Dear Rev. Father,
 
            I enclose for your signature and seal of the the [sic] corporation the within Instrument.  I will fill up the blanks when you send it back.  This I am informed is the process in all cases where slaves are sold for a term of years, & puts it out of the power of the purchaser to sell them to Georgia-men, when their term of servitude is almost expired; as has been the case with several negroes sold from the Bohemia farm. I have been credibly informed that Oldham has done it in many instances.
            I learn with deep regret & much concern that your congn is very much disappointed in yr new Organ.  Is it so?  I really thought it a good bargain, I think so still, and I am sure that it may be disposed of again by you for as much as you gave for it, if it does not answer yr purpose at Geo. Town.
            I am in a violent hurry, I must be off to the sick.
                                    Yr devoted friend & Sert
                                                        Enoch Fenwick
Baltre May 24th 1816

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Rev. Francis Neale
Vice Presdt of the College
Geo. Town

Favr  By
Miss Doyle
 

 

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives , “Fr. Fenwick requests approval to sell slaves from Bohemia Plantation, 1816.,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed July 20, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/285.

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