"we lost a boy": Fr. Carbery requests a tax deduction for six St. Inigoes slaves sold by the Jesuits, 1836

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Title

"we lost a boy": Fr. Carbery requests a tax deduction for six St. Inigoes slaves sold by the Jesuits, 1836

Subject

Slavery--Maryland; Slaves--St. Inigoes; Slaves--Taxes; Slave records; Slave trade--United States--History

Description

On May 27, 1836, Rev. Joseph Carbery SJ, the manager at St. Inigoes, wrote to the clerk of the levy court of St. Mary's County to request that he remove eight slaves from his tax burden. The Jesuits had sold six children under the age of eight away from St. Inigoes and divested themselves of two more: a hired hand named Lewis, and a young boy named Joseph who either died or ran away.

Creator

Maryland State Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1836-05-27

Contributor

Cory Young

Rights

Maryland State Archives

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Letter

Identifier

GSA289

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St. Inigos May 27- 1836

Dear Sir, I send you the names of the children that were sold - all under 10 years

            Henry- Emely - Margrett - Mary ann - John - S Thomas

They were sold - we lost a boy by the name of Joseph - a bout 5 years ago. he would be at this time a bout 11 years old —

 

I hired Mrs Fenwicks Lewis who left here a bout 5 years he is a bout 25 or 30 years old be pleased to see if he is on my list —

If you will do me a favour to have the a bove servants taken off -

                        Yours

                                    Joseph Carbery

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Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland State Archives, “"we lost a boy": Fr. Carbery requests a tax deduction for six St. Inigoes slaves sold by the Jesuits, 1836,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed October 20, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/310.

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