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Hoya 1961-09-28 Frosh Make College Debut.pdf
A mock "slave auction" was held by students at Georgetown University on Saturday, September 23, 1961, during John Carroll Weekend on the 100th anniversary of the Civil War. Part of festivities organized by the sophomore class to "impress the freshmen…

MPAAD11161835.pdf
This 1835 entry from the Maryland Province Cashbook records the payment of the balance due to the Jesuits for the sale of four enslaved women at St. Thomas Manor. The Procurator of the Province received the payment from Fr. McSherry on November 16,…

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.

Names of slaves to be sold in 1838-39 GTM119b04of112wo.i01.pdf
This is the original list of people from the Jesuit plantations compiled in preparation for the sale in 1838. It lists the slaves by name according to plantation where they lived, identifies family groups, and records which ship (1, 2, or 3) they…

GTM119b27f02i02.pdf
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…

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…

GTM119b93f09i01 Roothaan to McSherry 1836-10-27.pdf
In this letter, Fr. Jan Philip Roothaan, the superior general of the Society of Jesus, approves of the sale of the people enslaved by the Maryland Province but stipulates several conditions that must be met, including assuring that people sold could…

Georgetown College Financial Statement 1839 .pdf
This "Statement of the Balance of Debts Due" for Georgetown College, dated January 1, 1839, shows the College's books for 1838. Note the substantial debts that the College had incurred, and the $15,000 loan from the Fr. Provincial (Rev. Thomas…

Johnson to Key 1844.pdf
After being sold to Henry Johnson in 1838 by the Maryland Jesuits, part of the enslaved community were sold again by Johnson, who ran into financial difficulty. Johnson sold a half share of his property to Philip Barton Key in 1844, who then…

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…
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