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New York Times reporters Rachel Swarns and Sona Patel profile several descendants of people sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy SJ in 1838. Those featured in the article are Charles Hill, Sandra Green Thomas, Orlando Ward, and Rochell Sanders…

New York TImes article by Rachel Swarns on the search for descendants of the people sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy in 1838. This article highlights Maxine Crump, a great-great-grandaughter of Cornelius Hawkins.

In this letter to Fr. Francis Neale, Fr. Brooke describes how a disease outbreak among the slaves left his plans for the Newtown mission in disarray.

GTM119b67f10i05ab Grivel to Lancaster 1840-05-30.pdf
In this letter from Fr. Fidel Grivel to Fr. Charles Lancaster dated May 30, 1840, Grivel includes a brief report on the condition of the Jesuit slaves who were sold to Louisiana. He noted that Henry Johnson said he would build a chapel for "our…

In this letter to another Jesuit priest in January 1836, Fr. Beschter describes the whipping of a cook at St. Inigoes because she witnessed the self-flagellation of Fr. Bolton, an older Jesuit at the Mission.


In a letter from Bishop Carroll to Rev. Molyneaux dated December 29, 1805, Carroll berates the current president of the College for his claims of owning the slaves of Bohemia.

In 1801, the Proceedings of the Corporation resolved that "The…

Hoya reporter Kshithij Shrinath interviews Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, a descendant of Nace and Biby Butler a husband and wife who were sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy SJ in 1838. Ms. Bayonne-Johnson was the first person to discover her…

Hoya reporter Kshithij Shrinath interviews Maxine Crump, a descendant of Cornelius Hawkins, who was sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy SJ in 1838.

Diggs Surviving in America chap. 2.pdf
Chapter two of Louis Diggs, Surviving in America: Histories of 7 Black Communities in Baltimore County, Maryland (Uptown Press, 2002), includes fascinating interviews with African Americans in Granite, Maryland, including several descended from…

GTM119b61f09i01 Neale to Dzierozynski 1826-01-13.compressed.pdf
In this letter, Fr. Francis Neale, SJ reports that he must sell an enslaved man at St. Thomas Manor to the owner of the man's wife, who was planning to sell her and her three children. This letter demonstrates the complex family lives of slaves owned…
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