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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 deed of gift between William Hunter and Thomas Jameson finalized the sale of goods and items from "Brittons Neck," an early Jesuit plantation on the land that became Newtown Plantation. The transaction named 15 enslaved persons who were sold…

MPA Addenda b77 Letter Book 2 p23.pdf
The Procurator of the Province, Fr. Vespre, writes to Fr. Woodley, manager of Newtown, to express his dissatisfaction with the management of that plantation. In particular, he inquires about the enslaved person bought by Woodley from Mrs. Smith and…

In 1847, Fr. Nicholas Steinbacher, the Superior at Newtown Plantation hired Robert Thomas, an enslaved man property of Mary J. Neale. The yearly hire of Robert cost the Jesuit priest 20 dollars.

MSA Levy Court C1511-2 1839 p72.pdf
In June 1839, a little more than six months after the transport of Maryland Province slaves to Louisiana, the clerk of the levy court of St. Mary's County deducted the Newtown slave community from James A. Neill's tax burden. According to the 1840…

Newtown Tax Assessments 1795-1838.pdf
This item aggregates 24 years of tax assessments over a 43-year period into a single document. It shows how the slave population at Newtown evolved over time.

The transcription provided faithfully reproduces relevant entries from ledger pages and…

Newtown Slave Population Tax Assessments.pdf
This item includes four slave tax assessments from 1804, 1813, 1821, and 1831. They list the names, ages, and scattered physical or health descriptions of the men, women, and children at the Jesuits' Newtown plantation in the early nineteenth…

MPA Levy Court C1524-9 1839 Box 17 Folder 1 E-K.pdf
In June 1839, a little more than six months after the transport of Maryland Province slaves to Louisiana, an agent for Rev. Peter Havermans, SJ named Thomas Morgan swore in an affidavit that all the Newtown slaves had been sold out of St. Mary's…

In this bill of sale, dated September 4, 1843, Jane E. Smith sells an enslaved man named Len to Rev. Woodley for 400 dollars. Rev. Woodley was the agent for Newtown.

ARSI Maryl-1007-I-9 Havermans letter first page.pdf
In this letter to the Superior General, Fr. Havermans laments the "grim and displeasing" sale of the Jesuits' slaves. In a postscript dated November 12, he reports the anguish expressed by enslaved people at Newtown as they were being gathered for…
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