Rev. Thomas Mulledy, S.J. accepts new terms of payment, March 31, 1844

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Title

Rev. Thomas Mulledy, S.J. accepts new terms of payment, March 31, 1844

Subject

Slavery; Slave Trade; Slave-Sale; Jesuit History-19th Century

Description

In this letter written six years after the sale of 1838, Fr. Thomas Mulledy notifies Henry Johnson that he accepts the new payment arrangement negotiated with Johnson by Mulledy's agent, Edmund Forstall, a prominent New Orleans banker.

Mulledy also states that Johnson should not have "disposed" of "the negroes you have purchased from me, as those negroes were mortgaged to me in Maryland.... and could not therefore be properly disposed of by you."

Rev. Mulledy had moved to Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, by 1844. He was then the President of the College of the Holy Cross.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1844-03-31

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza, Tom Foley

Rights

Maryland Province Jesuits

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Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA381

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Text

College of the Holy Cross Worcester Mass.
March 31st 1844

Dear Sir,

I have learned from Mr E.J. Forestall of New Orleans of the particulars of an arrangement entered into between you & him for the security of the capital & interest of the money which you owe me.
I hereby inform you that I accept these arrangements & that I have informed Mr. Forestall of the same & have forwarded him a letter in order that my acceptance may be duly recorded.
In doing this, however, it is far from my intention to acknowledge any declaration which you may have made with respect to the disposal of the negroes whom you purchased from me, as those negroes were mortgaged to me in Maryland & the mortgage was duly recorded in Louisiana and could not therefore be properly disposed of by you.

Allow me to renew our old acquaintance with every wish for your health & happiness very respectfully yours

Thomas F. Mulledy


Hon. H. Johnson

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Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus , “Rev. Thomas Mulledy, S.J. accepts new terms of payment, March 31, 1844,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed August 18, 2019, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/430.