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Clem Hill.pdf
The fourth entry in Georgetown College's first financial ledger shows that Clem Hill, a member of a prominent Maryland family, utilized returns from slavery to settle the accounts of his two sons, Clem and William Hill.

The elder Clem Hill either…

On New Year's Eve in 1835, the College purchased an enslaved boy named Mat from John Hoover for $500.

JP Gannon for Aloysius .pdf
The college received $625 on March 7, 1844 from a J.P. Gannon for an enslaved person named Aloysius.

Bill of sale from the heirs of Jesse Batey to Washington Barrow.pdf
The heirs of Jesse Batey sold a plantation and slaves, including many of the Maryland Jesuit slaves, in January 1853. This is a copy of the bill of sale, which was included as evidence in an 1866 court case in Louisiana, Samuel Batey et al. v. Widow…

Bill of sale from Washington Barrow to William Patrick and Joseph Woolfolk 1856-02-04.tif
Washington Barrow sells the persons he had purchased from Jesse Batey to William Patrick and Joseph Woolfolk in 1856. Those sold included people whom Batey had purchased from Rev. Thomas Mulledy in 1838.

Bill of sale from William Patrick and Joseph Woolfolk to Emily Sparks widow of Austin Woolfolk 1859-07-16.tif
William Patrick and Joseph Woolfolk sell land and 138 persons purchased from Washington Barrow to Emily Sparks, widow of Austin Woolfolk, July 16, 1859. Many of these people had been sold from Rev. Thomas Mulledy, S.J., to Jesse Batey, and then from…

GTM119b61f09i01 Neale to Dzierozynski 1826-01-13.compressed.pdf
In this letter, Fr. Francis Neale, SJ reports that he must sell an enslaved man at St. Thomas Manor to the owner of the man's wife, who was planning to sell her and her three children. This letter demonstrates the complex family lives of people…

Henry Johnson reports to Rev. McSherry SJ that the enslaved people transported to Louisiana were "healthy and well pleased with their situation." Compare with GSA88:"A cruel overseer": Letter from Fr. Grivel to Fr. Lancaster, May 30, 1840

GTM119b24f01 Proceedings 1820-08-22.pdf
At a meeting held at St. Thomas' Manor in 1820, the members of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergy decided "upon mature reflection," to repeal their 1814 decision to "dispose of... the greatest part of the blacks on the different plantations."…

In this meeting from 1814, the Corporation agreed to sell Jem and his family to settle the claims of William Pasquet, a secular clergyman who had managed the Deer Creek mission.

Since 1804, the priests of the Corporation had been selling enslaved…
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