The Maryland Jesuits decide to sell Jem and his family to pay a debt to Rev. Pasquet, 1814

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Title

The Maryland Jesuits decide to sell Jem and his family to pay a debt to Rev. Pasquet, 1814

Subject

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

Description

In this meeting from 1814, the Corporation agreed to sell Jem and his family to settle the claims of William Pasquet, a secular clergyman who had managed the Deer Creek mission.

Since 1804, the priests of the Corporation had been selling enslaved persons to settle the claims of Fr. Pasquet.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1814-06-14

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA371

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1. That the agent shall settle forthwith the amt of Mr. Pasquets claim after deducting reasonable charges of the corporation against him; calculating the hire of negro Jem and family & referring to the 7th resolve of the Corporation at their meeting the 4th day of Oct. 1808. 2. After ascertaining the sum due to Revd Mr Pasquet, the agent shall forthwith proceed to dispose of Jem & family in such a manner, as will in his judgement be consistent with humanity and the interest of the select body. 3. That the amount of their sales shall be appropriated by the agent, in the 1st place to the extinguishment of the debt due to Mr. Pasquet & for the rest he shall accept to the Corporation.

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives , “The Maryland Jesuits decide to sell Jem and his family to pay a debt to Rev. Pasquet, 1814,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed October 16, 2019, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/412.