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Maryl.-1005-III_0183.jpg
Mulledy writes to the Father General in Rome that the colleges and missions cannot both be sustained. Since the churches associated with the plantations are under the control of the bishop, Mulledy predicts that the bishop will eventually fill them…

Ashton Will 1815.pdf
In his 1810 will, Rev. John Ashton, the former manager of the White Marsh plantation bequeathed property to Charles and Elizabeth Queen, the children of Susanna Queen, a woman who had been enslaved at the White Marsh plantation and probably became…

C2901-SarahCoF1810.pdf
In 1810, the courts at Baltimore County certified the freedom of a woman named Sarah, who had previously been enslaved by the Rev. William Pasquet. Her certificate of freedom describes her as 37 years old, with a yellow complexion, and five feet 3/4…

18050101btda1.pdf
On December 29, 1804, Francis Beeston, the assistant to Bishop John Carroll in Baltimore posted a runaway slave advertisement for William Castle, a twenty year-old man, in the Baltimore Telegraphe Daily Advertiser. Beeston asserted that Castle…

GSA406 Marshall letter.pdf
Fr. Adam Marshall reports to the Father General in Rome the sad state of the Mission's lands and finances. He describes the slave quarters as "almost universally unfit for human beings to live in." He suggests selling property in order to ease the…

Maryl.-1003-IV_0339.pdf
Fr. J.W. Beschter summarizes the state of the College and farms, and complains about the immorality of the "depraved" enslaved people owned by the Maryland Jesuits.

This letter from the Jesuit archives in Rome was written in Latin and has been…

Georgia Telegraph 1854-0-103 Fifty Negroes For Sale - ad detail.pdf
Advertisement in the Georgia Telegraph, January 3, 1854, for the sale of enslaved people who were part of the estate of Michael Healy, the father of Rev. Patrick Healy, S.J., who was born into slavery and served as President of Georgetown from 1874…

Maryl.-1002-II_0242.pdf
Marshall reports that the Society is living beyond its means and must sell real property. No prospect that the Maryland farms will be profitable in the future due to bad management. Marshall states that the province has around 300 slaves of whom…

Maryl.-1001-VII_0328.jpg
Fr. Fenwick complains to Fr. Grassi that he does not have the resources to feed and clothe the enslaved at White Marsh. The enslaved people need blankets, clothes, and other articles. The current crop will not produce enough income to cover these…

18100323dni2.pdf
On March 23, 1810, G.B. Bitouzey, the manager of White Marsh plantation posted a runaway slave advertisement for Harry Shorter, a 25 year-old man, in the Maryland Gazette. Bitouzey lists the neighberhood of Georgetown as a possible destination for…
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