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Neale 1808.pdf
This is a record of the 1808 sale of an unnamed enslaved woman as preserved in Georgetown's financial ledgers. Rev. Francis Neale, who would become president of the College the following year, purchased the woman from St. Inigoes for $240 "for the…

BussardSale.pdf
On July 6, 1810, Philip Bussard, a Presbyterian living in Georgetown, purchased "1 Negro Woman" from Georgetown College for $220. That same year Bussard served as defense council in a local freedom case, Mima Queen & Louisa Queen v. John Hepburn.…

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…

MPAPCRCC1813-1814 2.pdf
In these three meetings held at Georgetown College on May and September of 1813, and June of 1814 the members of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen discussed and resolved to "dispose for a limited time of the greatest parts of the blacks on…

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."…

MPAPCRCC1814PS.pdf
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…

mpaaddalb69.pdf
In a meeting in March of 1797, the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen decided to pay St. Thomas Manor for an enslaved man named Alexius, a "slave in the service of the Bishop."

This cashbook entry from August 15 of the same year records an…

mpaaddb69frnk.pdf
This cashbook entry from January, 1804 indicates that the Jesuits sold Frank, an enslaved man from St. Inigoes plantation for $320 dollars.

mpaaddb69ptrwf.pdf
On February 15, 1804, the Jesuits purchased Peter and his wife Prisc for St. Inigoes Plantation. They paid 400 dollars for the couple.

The ledger also indicates that on the same day they paid 3.77 to apprehend a "runaway Matt."

MPAb63f17i1.pdf
In this letter from 1832 Fr. Kenney asks Fr. Neale to provide him with "the number and description of the Blacks, whom you would sell to Mr. John Lee and to Mr. Horsey." Kenney mentions Louisiana as their destination, stating that the planters…
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