Sale of Maryland Jesuit's enslaved community to Louisiana in 1838

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Sale of Maryland Jesuit's enslaved community to Louisiana in 1838

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These archival materials relate to the sale of 272 men, women, and children by Rev. Thomas Mulledy in 1838.

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Articles of agreement between Thomas F. Mulledy, of Georgetown, District of Columbia, of one part, and Jesse Beatty and Henry Johnson, of the State of Louisiana, of the other part. 19th June 1838
In June 1838, Fr. Thomas Mulledy agreed to sell 272 men, women, and children to Henry Johnson and Jesse Beatty of Louisiana. The articles of agreement identify the people by name and set out the terms of the sale.

Manifest of the Katherine Jackson, 1838
A list of the slaves transported from Alexandria to New Orleans on the Katherine Jackson in November and December, 1838. Many of the men, women, and children listed on this manifest were sold by Thomas Mulledy to Jesse Beatty and Henry Johnson. They…

List of people sold by Fr. Thomas Mulledy in 1838
List of men, women, and children sold by Thomas Mulledy in 1838, with name, sex, age, family relationship, and plantation affiliation. This list was compiled from GSA63.

Bill of sale for 56 persons from Thomas Mulledy to Henry Johnson, November 10, 1838
Transfers 56 named persons from Thomas Mulledy to Henry Johnson for $27,057.

Bill of sale for 64 persons from Thomas Mulledy to Jesse Batey, November 10, 1839 [1838]
Bill of sale transferring 64 people, identified in the document, from Rev. Thomas Mulledy, S.J., to Jesse Batey of Terrebone Parish, Louisiana, for $27,057 on November 10, 1838.

Bill of sale for 84 persons from Thomas Mulledy to Henry Johnson, November 29, 1838
Bill of sale transferring 84 persons, identified in the document, from Rev. Thomas Mulledy S.J. to Henry Johnson on November 29, 1838, for $29,163.

Henry Johnson renegotiates the terms of sale, February 17, 1844
In 1844, Henry Johnson renegotiated the terms of his payments to Thomas Mulledy SJ for the people he purchased in 1838. Johnson had missed a payment "owing to the difficulties of the times," and he needed more time to pay off his debt. This document…

List of enslaved persons remaining on Estate and exchanged, no date - perhaps 1839
This document sheds some light on the dynamics of the 1838 sale of people from Thomas Mulledy to Henry Johnson. It lists a number of people who "remain on the Estate," several others who were "exchanged," three deaths, and six births.

Chatham plantation, from Norman's chart of the lower Mississippi River (1858)
"Norman's chart of the lower Mississippi River," published in 1858, is a remarkable map of all the plantations along the Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans. Included on this map is John R. Thompson's Chatham Plantation in Ascension Parish…

Census of people to be sold in 1838
This is the original list of people from the Jesuit plantations compiled in preparation for the sale in 1838. It lists the slaves by name according to plantation where they lived, identifies family groups, and records which ship (1, 2, or 3) they…
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