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MPCB1SHOES.pdf
In 1792, Fr. Francis Beeston recorded the distribution of one pair of shoes each to thirty-two enslaved persons at Bohemia Plantation, in Cecil County. According to Fr. Beeston's rules, every adult was to receive one pair of shoes per year. The…

GTM119b23f13i01 Term sale of Fanny et al.pdf
Discusses sale and manumission of slaves at Bohemia.

MPAb30f3MH.pdf
These articles of agreement describe the terms on which James, an enslaved man at Bohemia plantation in Cecil County Maryland, was hired out by Fr. Ambrose Maréchal to Mr. John Morton for one hundred dollars a year.

Fr. Maréchal, a Sulpician…

MPAB30F3.pdf
These articles of agreement describe the terms on which Joseph, an enslaved man at Bohemia plantation, in Cecil County Maryland, was hired out by Fr. Ambrose Maréchal to James O'Donald for more than 6 years.

Fr. Maréchal resided at Bohemia from…

MPCB1F1RALPH.pdf
On July 1st, 1796, Fr. Ambrose Maréchal, a Sulpician priest at Bohemia plantation, registered the arrival of a letter from Fr. Sewall, who advised him "not to give to Ralph his freedom."

MPAB58F17.pdf
This letter from Fr. Fenwick to Fr. Neale illustrates the Jesuits' intent to sell their slaves from Bohemia plantation for a term of years, as well as their concern to guard against the slaves being sold to slave traders known as "Georgia-men."  For…

MPAb30f3.pdf
In 1797, Patrick Barnes, an enslaved man from Bohemia plantation, purchased his freedom from the Fr. Ambrose Maréchal, a Sulpician priest in charge of the farm.

According to the freedom bond, the price of Barnes' freedom was £200 pounds and Fr.…

MPCB1F1PATCH.pdf
In 1792, Fr. Francis Beeston recorded the dimensions of the garden plots of the enslaved community at Bohemia Plantation. Among the regulations. both men and women were allowed a patch of at least 100 yards long and 40 yards wide. Married men had…

MPCB1F1INN.pdf
On February 22, 1791, Fr. Francis Beeston recorded on the daybook of Bohemia Planation that 20 enslaved people were inoculated by Dr. William Matthews.

MPCTSTRNS1795.pdf
In this account record from 1795, Rev. Jean Tessier, a French Sulpician priest residing at Bohemia Plantation, in Cecil County registered a series of payments he gave to six enslaved persons: David, Barney, Stephen, Dick, Betty, and Suky. The…
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