The Maryland Jesuits repeal the decision to sell their enslaved community, 1820

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Title

The Maryland Jesuits repeal the decision to sell their enslaved community, 1820

Subject

Slavery; Slave Trade; Slave sale; Catholicism and Slavery; Jesuits-History-19th century

Description

At a meeting held at St. Thomas' Manor in 1820, the members of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergy decided "upon mature reflection," to repeal their 1814 decision to "dispose of... the greatest part of the blacks on the different plantations." The reason given in the record of the meeting was that such an action was considered prejudicial to the interests of the Corporation. The members of the Select Body of the Corporation in this period were Fr. Anthony Kohlmann, Fr. Charles Neale, Fr. Francis Neale, and Fr. Leonard Edelen.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1820-08-22

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province, Society of Jesus

Relation

GSA369: The Maryland Jesuits discuss and resolve to sell the majority of their enslaved community, 1813-1814

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA370

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Text

6. The resolve which was passed at a meeting held at George Town College, June 14th, 1814 to dispose for a limited time of the greatest part of the Blacks of the different plantations appertaining to the Select Body, being on mature reflection considered prejudicial, is hereby repealed.

Original Format

Manuscript

Files

Citation

Maryland Province Archives , “The Maryland Jesuits repeal the decision to sell their enslaved community, 1820,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed October 16, 2019, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/411.