The sale of an enslaved child, March 4, 1838

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Title

The sale of an enslaved child, March 4, 1838

Subject

Slaves--United States--Economic conditions; Jesuits--Missions; Slavery-Slave Trade, Jesuits--History--19th century

Description

In the days leading up to the sale of 1838, the Jesuits of Maryland sold a number of slaves to local slaveholders. This entry from March 4, 1838 documents one of those sales. In that transaction, the Jesuits at St. Thomas' Manor sold a "a negro boy" for $450 dollars. His name remains unknown.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1838-03-04

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province Jesuits

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA395

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Feb From Cedar Point (Mrs Rowe) 130
March 4 From St. Thomas --------- 300
  From same for sale of negro boy 450

Original Format

Manuscript

Files

Citation

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus , “The sale of an enslaved child, March 4, 1838,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed September 27, 2020, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/443.