Proceeds from the sale of enslaved people, July 6, 1838

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Title

Proceeds from the sale of enslaved people, July 6, 1838

Subject

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

Description

This entry from the Maryland Province Cashbook records the receipt of $23,214 as part of the proceeds from the mass sale of enslaved persons to Henry Johnson in June 1838.

That same day, the Jesuit procurator also registered the proceeds from the sale of a group of enslaved persons to John Hoover for $6000. After a dispute, the Jesuits reduced the price of this group of enslaved persons to $4800.

The total proceeds from these transactions in July of 1838 were $28,014.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1838-07-06

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province Jesuits

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA386

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

     
July 3 From Newtown --------- 300
July 6 Cash for Negroes & discount from Johnson & 23214.00
  From Hoover for servants sold to him $6000 with defalcation of $1200 4800-

Original Format

Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus , “Proceeds from the sale of enslaved people, July 6, 1838,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed August 18, 2019, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/445.