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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.

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…

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…

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…

GTM119b40f10i02.pdf
In this undated bill of sale, Rev. Thomas Mulledy SJ sells eleven men and women to Henry Johnson. This sale must have taken place some time after November 10, 1838. Ten of the people listed in this bill of sale are recorded in the 1838 census as…

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…

GTM119b67f10i05ab Grivel to Lancaster 1840-05-30.pdf
In this letter from Fr. Fidel Grivel to Fr. Charles Lancaster dated May 30, 1840, Grivel includes a brief report on the condition of the people who were sold to Louisiana. He noted that Henry Johnson said he would build a chapel for "our people" and…

GTM119b66f05i11abc.pdf
In this letter to another Jesuit priest in June 1838, Fr. Mulledy, SJ discussed his negotiations with potential buyers over the price of the people that the Maryland Jesuits intended to sell. He reports that he had been having trouble selling them…

GAMMS24B1F1P111-115.pdf
Br. Joseph Mobberly describes a remarkable episode in which Fr. John Henry, the manager of the Jesuits' Bohemia farm, sold five enslaved people to a neighbor who was involved in the slave trade to Louisiana. The slaves, whom Mobberly does not…

MPAb23f10i000.pdf
In this meeting from 1799, the Corporation approved two measures concerning their slaves in the Bohemia plantation: the loan of Jack and Peg to the Seminary at Baltimore and the sale of Kate and her two children.
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