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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…

New York TImes article by Rachel Swarns on the search for descendants of the people sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy in 1838. This article highlights Maxine Crump, a great-great-grandaughter of Cornelius Hawkins.

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…

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.

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…

GTM119b93f11i01 Roothaan to Mulledy 1839-03-04.pdf
The Jesuit Superior General, Fr. Jan Philip Roothaan, writes to Fr. Thomas Mulledy, the Maryland Provincial, to express his satisfaction that the sale of the Maryland Jesuits' slaves had been completed, but he also expresses dissatisfaction with the…

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 15,…

MPA Addenda Box 1 Day Book 190D p29.pdf
This 1835 entry from the Maryland Province Cashbook documents the sale of four enslaved women at St. Thomas Manor. This group of women were sold by the Jesuits for $1300.00.

MPA Addenda b77 Letter Book 1 1_3_1836-Carbery.pdf
In this letter from 1836, the Procurator of the Maryland Province writes to Fr. Carbery, manager of St. Inigoes, requesting that he inform him of "the number, age, & value of the men, women & child servants" recently sold. The letter refers…

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…
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