"There remain belonging to us only four old slave servants:" Fr. Procurator to Robert C. Brooke and Joseph J. Jones, October 23, 1840
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[October 12, 1840, to Robt C. Brooke & Joseph J. Jones, Assessor for Prince George’s Co., in Upper Marlboro]
I beg leave to be excused for not acknowledging sooner yr letter 2d inst having made a short absence from home.
The object of said letter being to require information about the Whitemarsh Estate in order to proceed in the new assessmt intrusted to yr care, I answer, that: as to the real property, no part or parcel of land having been either sold, or purchased in Prince George’s Co since the last assessmt the quantity is the same as was then recorded. And as to the personal property
It is all belonging to the 4 tenants to whom the land is rented. There remain belonging to us only four old slave servants 1 man & 3 women, all disabled & above the age of 70. The 2 Priests, who live in the house close by the Church, have their 2 horses to visit their congon besides a very old one & 3 cows for the use of their family. The Revd Ed. McCarthy, who is here on a visit considers that the whole household, furniture, of every article taxable, is not worth more than $140 or 150.