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In this rich letter from 1817, Fr. Francis Neale, the pastor of Holy Trinity Church at Georgetown College, writes to Fr. Joseph Marshall at St. Inigoes to inform him of the impending arrival of Ned, an elderly man who will be sent from Georgetown.The…

This remarkable letter from 1820 narrates the case of Becca, an enslaved woman who approached Fr. John Baptist Cary at Georgetown College after fleeing from her owner, a man who is described in the letter as "very hard & has no religion at all."…

In this letter from 1814, Fr. Francis Neale, describes his difficulties arranging marriages for Enoch, Charles, and Nelly, three enslaved persons owned by the Jesuits in St. Inigoes, their farm in St. Marys County, MD.

This remarkable letter also…

MSA Levy Court C1544-4 1813 S020.pdf
This list of enslaved people at St. Inigoes was prepared for purposes of tax assessment in 1813. It lists the names, ages, and scattered physical or health descriptions of the men, women, and children at the Jesuits' St. Inigoes plantation in the…

St. Inigoes Tax Assessments 1795-1841.pdf
This item aggregates 25 years of tax assessments over a 46-year period into a single document. It shows how the slave population at St. Inigoes evolved over time.

The transcription provided faithfully reproduces relevant entries from ledger pages…

On October 18, 1808, Rev. Francis Neale repaid a $50 loan to the College used to purchase an enslaved person named Len.

Rev. Francis Neale, SJ, manager of St. Thomas' Manor, contracted to hire John Butler, a free man, to repair and take care of the wind mill of the plantation in 1826.

Father Francis Neale reports on the condition of Thomas Manor, where three slaves had died. Neale hired three more slaves to supply the plantation and build slave quarters.

Francis Neale.pdf
A boarder named Francis Neale entered the College in March 1800. Several months later, the Neale family rented out two slaves to Georgetown, Stephen and Tempey (this is a best guess on her name). Both appear to have run away shortly thereafter, as…

In a letter dated during the first year of his second tenure as President of Georgetown, Robert Molyneux, S.J., names Fr. C. Neale Vice Superior and asks him to secure payment for an enslaved woman named Suckey.
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