The Corporation refuses to pay Rev. Ashton's legal fees for Mahoney v. Ashton, November 28, 1804

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The Corporation refuses to pay Rev. Ashton's legal fees for Mahoney v. Ashton, November 28, 1804

Subject

Slavery; Actions and defenses--Law and legislation ; freedom-suits; fees; Master and Servant

Description

In 1804, the Rev. John Ashton asked the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergy to pay his legal fees from suits "carried on by him whilst he was manager of the estate of the White Marsh." The Corporation decided to pay for these fees, with the exception of "those suits concerning some slaves by the name of Mahoney."

Charles, Daniel, and Patrick Mahoney sued John Ashton for their freedom while he was in charge of the Jesuit plantation of White Marsh.These cases are detailed by the O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law and Family project.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1804-11-28

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province, Society of Jesus

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PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA327

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Proceedings of the Corporation of the R.C. Clergymen of Maryland meet at the White Marsh Prince Georges County, Novr 28, 1804. Present Revd Leonard Neale, R.R. Henry Pile, Robt Plunket & G.B. Bitouzey
Resolved
1. That the Revd Henry Pile be the secretary of the Corporation.
2. The Board having taken into consideration a claim of the R. J. Ashton concerning costs of suits, carryed [sic] on by him, whilst he was manager of the estate of the White Marsh for the Corporation; and the Revd. G.B. Bitouzey having showed to the Board, that he has

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actually paid part of those court fees, and offered Mr. J. Ashton to pay the whole of them, except the cost of a suit concerning some slaves, by the name of Mahony, who were removed from the said estate previous to his installment. Resolved, that the Conduct of the R.G. B. Bitouzey is approved of by the Board, and he is hereby directed, not to pay the said costs until the removal of the said Mahonys be satisfactorily accounted for by the said Mr. Ashton.

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Maryland Province Archives, “The Corporation refuses to pay Rev. Ashton's legal fees for Mahoney v. Ashton, November 28, 1804,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed September 25, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/357.