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In this letter written six years after the sale of 1838, Fr. Thomas Mulledy notifies Henry Johnson that he accepts the new payment arrangement negotiated with Johnson by Mulledy's agent, Edmund Forstall, a prominent New Orleans banker.


This receipt from November 23, 1838 records a payment by Rev. Thomas F. Mulledy of seventy five dollars to Francis Herbert for transporting thirty two enslaved persons from Newtown to Alexandria.

This receipt from November 12, 1838 records a payment by Rev. Thomas F. Mulledy of $57.50 to Capt. John Gibson for transporting an unspecified number of persons. It includes fees to a Dr. James Roach.

This receipt from November 10, 1838 records a payment by Rev. Thomas F. Mulledy of fifteen and a half dollars for "supper, lodging & breakfast, horses, and servants."

From the date of the transaction, it is likely that the exchange is related to…

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…

These undated receipts record a payment of $84.67 dollars for the transportation of an unspecified number of persons from St. Thomas Manor and St. Inigoes. The itemized receipt includes charges for lodging and supper in Piscataway, a ferry boat to…

These entries from June 25, 1838 document the transportation costs of an undetermined number of enslaved persons sold from White Marsh and St. Inigoes plantations.

In sum, the Jesuits spent $21 in transporting a group from White Marsh and $123.06…

Rev. Thomas Mulledy expresses relief at having concluded the sale of the Jesuits' slaves. He reports that all the enslaved people had been put on board a ship except for those who were "married off" to husbands and wives who were not owned by the…

This letter from 1838 illustrates the aftermath of the Jesuit's sale of 272 enslaved men, women and children to Louisiana. Just eight days after the terms of agreement, Jesse Batey wrote to Fr. McSherry to inquire about the whereabouts of Eliza, a…
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