The Procurator to Fr. Sanders on the enslaved persons remaining at the White Marsh, April 30, 1840.

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Title

The Procurator to Fr. Sanders on the enslaved persons remaining at the White Marsh, April 30, 1840.

Subject

Slaves--United States--Economic conditions; Jesuits--Missions; Jesuits--History--19th century

Description

In this letter from 1840, the Procurator of the province writes to Fr. Matthew Sanders, the manager of the White Marsh plantation, requesting information on the enslaved community that remained in the plantation after the sale of 1838.

The Federal Census return for 1840 recorded 4 enslaved persons at the White Marsh Plantation. The majority of them were over fifty years of age.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1840-04-30

Contributor

Adam Rothman, Elsa Barraza Mendoza, Transcription by Hillary MacKinlay

Rights

Maryland Province Jesuits

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA353

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[page 173]

[April 30, 1840, to F. Matth. Sanders in Whitemarsh]

F. Supr, who left us yesterday after a short visit of 3 days, has directed me to inform you, that Br Kuhn will have to perform his Spirit Retreat; in order however to supply his absence, Br Hickey will be sent there. Br. Hickey Kuhn will remain only one day after his arrival to show him what he has to do in his absence, specially at the mill, & the next day will come here, with the horse used by Br. Hickey; and after his Retreat will return to Whitemarsh & Br Hickey return here with the same horse; this last will not start from here until I hear from you. Since you may be absent when Br Hickey will arrive there, it would be good well to inform Br Kuhn of this disposition, that he may prepare his things, for his short absence, and well employ the day after the arrival of Br Hickey to inform him well of what he will have to do to supply him.
        I wish to know if the personal property has been cancelled, & what is the tax on the Real property for 1840; you will know it from the person you told me you would employ.
        If you could conveniently come I would be glad to speak with you ; meanwhile please to form a little statement of your familly, the name, age, occupations, of those servants of ours yet on the farm, the probable means you can annually raise from the mill, and the land of which you have the use &c. Gather all yr materials, & when you come we shall shape them in a regular statemt. Consider also what summer clothing, yourself, Br Vandewards[?] & Kuhn may be in need of.

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Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus , “The Procurator to Fr. Sanders on the enslaved persons remaining at the White Marsh, April 30, 1840.,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed August 18, 2019, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/386.