"Eliza has not yet arrived": Jesse Batey to Fr. McSherry on the expected arrival of an enslaved woman, June 27, 1838

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Title

"Eliza has not yet arrived": Jesse Batey to Fr. McSherry on the expected arrival of an enslaved woman, June 27, 1838

Subject

Slave Women; Slavery; Slave Trade; Transportation

Description

This letter from 1838 illustrates the aftermath of the Jesuit's sale of 272 enslaved men, women and children to Louisiana. Just eight days after the terms of agreement, Jesse Batey wrote to Fr. McSherry to inquire about the whereabouts of Eliza, a woman who was presumably sold and had not arrived at the Port of Alexandria, to be sent to Lousiana with the first group of enslaved people.

There are three enslaved women with the name of Eliza on the list of slaves sold by Thomas Mulledy in 1838.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1838-06-27

Contributor

Tom Foley, Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Relation

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA266

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Text

Alexandria 27 June 1838

Rev. McSherry

Dear Sir

The Girl Eliza has not yet arrived.  I hope she will be sent down soon as it is absolutely necessary that the Brig should clear the custom house today.

With great respect,

Your obt. servant
J. Batey

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Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “"Eliza has not yet arrived": Jesse Batey to Fr. McSherry on the expected arrival of an enslaved woman, June 27, 1838,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed September 25, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/287.

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