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CRCC1814ML.pdf
At a meeting held at Georgetown College on September 14, 1813, the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen instructed its agent to provide the Rev. Malavé with an enslaved man.

Fr. Malavé was a Belgian Jesuit who came to live at Georgetown…

mpcb1f1nbs.pdf
This account from the Bohemia plantation registers the sale of nine enslaved persons and the purchase of four. These transactions include infants as young as 3 weeks old, as well as an the sale of an infant to an enslaved woman who remained at…

Maryl.-1004-II_0123 reduced.pdf
Letter written by Father Grivel to the Superior General of the Jesuits, Fr. Roothaan, concerning his assessment of the Maryland Province, and of the property and management of St. Thomas Manor in particular, and the problem of slavery. Fr. Grivel…

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…

MPCB5F6.pdf
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.

06:23:1795Matthews 493.pdf
On June 23, 1795, the ledger of Bohemia plantation in Cecil County, Maryland registers part of the purchase of two enslaved persons from Dr. Matthews for more than £51. The original purchase occurred on March 10 of the same year.

02:27:1792tools.pdf
In 1792, the ledger of Bohemia plantation in Cecil County, Maryland registered the sale of three enslaved persons - Dina, Jacob, and Jemima - to John Ryland in exchange for blacksmith tools, a gray mare, and 14£.

Maryl.-1005-I_0122 reduced.pdf
Fr. McSherry wrote to Fr. Roothaan to follow up on his previous letter urging that the Jesuits consider selling their slaves. That spring, the United States fell into the throes of the Panic of 1837. McSherry lamented that if they sold then, they…

Maryl.-1005-II_0168 reduced.pdf
Fr. McSherry wrote to Fr. Roothaan, the Jesuit Superior General, about a conversation he had with the Archbishop of Baltimore, who suggested that the Jesuits consider selling their land and slaves and devote the proceeds "to purposes of education."…

MPAB49F3MHI.pdf
In 1792, the ledger of Bohemia plantation in Cecil County, Maryland registers the purchase of an enslaved woman named Mary and her children, Hannah and Isaac, from Samuel and John Fulton for £35.
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