"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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Title

"There remain belonging to us only four old slave servants:" Fr. Procurator to Robert C. Brooke and Joseph J. Jones, October 23, 1840

Subject

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

Description

In response to an inquiry on the state of the White Marsh Plantation, the Procurator of the Maryland Province informs the Assessors for Prince George's Co. that the property that remains in their estate includes "four old slave servants, 1 man & 3 women, all disabled & above the age of 70."

Creator

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1840-12-14

Contributor

Adam Rothman, Elsa Barraza Mendoza, Transcription by Hillary MacKinlay

Rights

Maryland Province Jesuits

Relation

GSA353

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA354

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[page 281]

[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

[page 282]

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.

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Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus, “"There remain belonging to us only four old slave servants:" Fr. Procurator to Robert C. Brooke and Joseph J. Jones, October 23, 1840,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed October 16, 2019, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/387.