Rev. Eden receives the profits of the sale of three enslaved persons, June 1811

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Rev. Eden receives the profits of the sale of three enslaved persons, June 1811

Subject

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

Description

At a meeting held at Georgetown College in 1811, the members of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergy decided to grant to Fr. Joseph Eden the profits from the sale of three enslaved persons: a girl sold by the Rev. Beeston, and two black boys sold at Benedict Greene's. They also granted Eden the "use of another black girl, sister to the above" for his mission.

Fr. Eden was a secular priest who led a small congregation in Deer Creek, Harford County, MD.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1811-06-10

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA372

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... The corporation grants the Rev. W. Eden the whole profits of the home place on Deer Creek and Arabia Petrea allows him the sum received for a black girl sold by Revd. F. Beeston, the amount he may receive for two black boys at Mr. Benedict Green's and the use of another black girl sister to the above, taken into mr. Eden's service. Likewise, the corporation authorizes the agent to advance one hundred dollars to Revd Mr Eden for repairing his barn and other purposes beneficial to the place.

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Maryland Province Archives , “Rev. Eden receives the profits of the sale of three enslaved persons, June 1811,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed October 16, 2019, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/413.