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MPAB59F8.pdf
This remarkable letter from 1820 narrates the case of Becca, an enslaved woman who approached Fr. John Baptist Cary at Georgetown College after fleeing from her owner, a man who is described in the letter as "very hard & has no religion at all."…

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…

MPA Addenda b77 Letter Book 1-2_19_1843-Carbery p369.pdf
In 1843, Fr. Vespre instructed Fr. Carbury to pay Mrs. Jane Smith for the hire of an enslaved person owned by her. The person in question had been in the service of Rev. Havermans, a Dutch Jesuit from the Maryland Province who was transferred to New…

MPA Addenda b77 Letter Book 1 1_27_1836-Carbery.pdf
In this letter from 1836, the Procurator expresses his surprise that Fr. Carbery did not record the sale of 17 enslaved persons in 1835, as this was "not a sale of mere produce but of a true & real capital."

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…

MPA Addenda b77 Letter Book 1 1840-02-18 Batey.pdf
In this letter from 1840, Fr. John McElroy, acting as Procurator of the Maryland Jesuits, and Dr. Jesse Batey haggle over the price of three enslaved persons sold in 1838 to Louisiana. After the sale, Batey demanded a sum to be deducted for some of…

MPA49F3SLPM1832.pdf
On February 2, 1832, the Jesuits at Bohemia plantation sold Phillis, a 54-year old woman and Mary, a 9 year-old child for $80.50. They were sold to William and Joseph Cradock, a pair of tenants from the plantation. At a meeting in 1833, the Jesuits…

MPAB49F3J23J1832.pdf
On January 23, 1832, Br. Heard, the manager at Bohemia plantation, registered the sale of Jery, an enslaved child. The Jesuits sold Jery to Alfred B. Thomas for $150. At a meeting in 1833, the Jesuits approved Jery's sale, as well as the sales of…

MPAB49F3SLJ1832.pdf
On February 5, 1832, Br. Heard registered the sale of James, an enslaved man from Bohemia Plantation. He was sold to David Mackey for $250 with the condition that he would be free after 10 years.As a corporate body, the Jesuits approved James' sale,…

MPAB49F3SJCB1836.pdf
This 1832 account from the Bohemia plantation registers the sale of Jacob for $250. He was sold to Jacob Caulk for a term of 9 years and 6 months, after which he was to be free. At a meeting in 1833, the Jesuits approved Jacob's sale, as well as the…
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