"The power of managers to dispose unruly slaves," May 24, 1803

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Title

"The power of managers to dispose unruly slaves," May 24, 1803

Subject

Slavery; Slave Trade; Sales; Master and Servant; Jesuit Missions-19 Century;

Description

In a meeting held at the White Marsh plantation, the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergy attempted to regulate the sale of slaves on their plantations by empowering plantation managers to exchange slaves in the case of intermarriage and to sell or exchange "unruly slaves."

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1803-05-24

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA324

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Text

9. To remove uncertainty & umbiguity concerning the power of Managers to dispose of unruly slaves, or to sell, or exchange them in cases of intermarriage, & other apparent causes, it is declared that the managers may dispose of them in such circumstances, if the consent of the corporation cannot be waited for without great inconvenience, provided however that both representatives of the district wherein the manager lives, & if he himself be a representative, that the other, & the nearest trustee give in writing under their hands their consent to such sale of which the Corporation are to be informed at the first subsequent meeting.

Original Format

Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives , “"The power of managers to dispose unruly slaves," May 24, 1803,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed September 25, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/358.

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