Ned is sent from the College to St. Inigoes, 1817

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Title

Ned is sent from the College to St. Inigoes, 1817

Subject

Slavery; Slave Trade; Transportation; Jesuit History-19th Century; Georgetown University

Description

In this rich letter from 1817, Fr. Francis Neale, the pastor of Holy Trinity Church at Georgetown College, writes to Fr. Joseph Marshall at St. Inigoes to inform him of the impending arrival of Ned, an elderly man who will be sent from Georgetown.

The letter does not state clearly if Ned was an enslaved man. However, it is highly likely that he was an enslaved person owned by the Jesuits. Georgetown College's rosters from 1814 to 1816 list an enslaved man named Ned laboring at the school.

Finally, Neale's message appears to be offering advice concerning the possibility of a sale of an enslaved person at St. Inigoes. Neale suggests to Marshall that an offer from John Leach should be accepted "unless it is known that he buys for speculation or the boy will be exposed to loose his religion."

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1817-12-01

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza, Tom Foley

Rights

Maryland Province, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

PDF

Identifier

GSA388

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

P.X.

D­­r Brother 

            I received your letter by Capt  Thomas Moore, late this evening. It is now too late for me to inquire after the Miller who had the mill stones for sale – I can know for the next time Thomas Moore arrives which he says will be in ten or twelve days & if I find them to be of three feet six inches diameter I will secure them for you – I fear they are only three feet. You shall know by next opportunity. -

I expect the College will send to you an old man called Ned he may perhaps suit to live with Cusick. If sent to you, you will know what to do with him.

The offer of John Leach should be accepted of unless it be known that he buys for speculation or the boy will be exposed to loose his religion. - I rejoice to hear of your large crop of corn.

            My compsto all-
I am affectionately yours
Francis Neale

1stDecember
1817

Original Format

Manuscript

Files

Citation

Maryland Province Archives , “Ned is sent from the College to St. Inigoes, 1817,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed October 16, 2019, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/428.