Fr. Vespre instructs Fr. Carbery to pay for the hire of a servant owned by Ms. Jane Smith, February 19, 1843.

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Fr. Vespre instructs Fr. Carbery to pay for the hire of a servant owned by Ms. Jane Smith, February 19, 1843.

Subject

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

Description

In 1843, Fr. Vespre instructed Fr. Carbury to pay Mrs. Jane Smith for the hire of an enslaved person owned by her. The person in question had been in the service of Rev. Havermans, a Dutch Jesuit from the Maryland Province who was transferred to New York in that year.

Mrs. Jane Smith, often hired out enslaved persons to the Jesuits at St. Inigoes and Newtown.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1843-02-19

Contributor

Adam Rothman, Elsa Barraza Mendoza, Transcription by Hillary MacKinlay

Rights

Maryland Province Jesuits

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA355

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[February 19, 1843, to F. Joseph Carbery in St Inigoes]

I hope that my last letter of Jany 28th will have put an end to Dr Roacheā€™s doubts about the amount of money sent by him in June 1841 thro Revd G. Fenwick, & that the too long procrastinated paymt of the $214 59/100 due for balance up to dec 31st 1841 will be paid without further delay, & of course with interest from Jany 1st 1842. F. McElroy, when at St Inigoes last November, wrote that Dr Roach had promised him to pay said balance by christmas.

This sum with the two small former ones announced as received in yr letter of Jany 17th being more than the amount of the taxes, R.E. Provl desires you would pay to Miss Jane Smith the amount of hire of a servt of hers employed by Revd W. Havermans. She claims one year; please to verify the time said hand has been employed for us, & to pay accordingly at the rate of $5 a month as agreed. News.

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Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus, “Fr. Vespre instructs Fr. Carbery to pay for the hire of a servant owned by Ms. Jane Smith, February 19, 1843.,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed October 16, 2019, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/388.