"Spalding has runned away": Leonard Neale to Francis Neale on the management of the Missions, July 15, 1805
The letter also mentions two other people who were possibly enslaved: "In regard of Stephen, I would advise you to keep him at St. Inigoes, but to dispose of the unhappy girl."
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July 15, 1805
I returned from W. Marsh yesterday where we did all that could be done without the Books of Proceedings and after adjourning our Meeting to the 5th of August at Geo.T. College broke up. Your presence with your book on that occasion is absolutely recommended. We found that $1200 were immediately wanted to answer the expenses incurred in the late affair at Anapolis [sic] and past a resolve that the Agent be immediately informed thereof and that he be authorized to make a loan of that sum or any part thereof which the funds are not equal to supply. This I am commissioned by the Board to communicate to you, that you may proceed immediately to the procure the provision which is immediately called for.- As you come up be pleased to speak to Mr. B. Brooke and request him to send a certificate to Doct. Dyson that he will not claim any part of the hillside immediately above our house to the amount of three acres which I agreed to sell to sd Doct. The reason of this request is because I have not been able to divide the land according to my Father’s will for want of my papers, which had been placed by Br. Chalres in the hands of a lawyer Key, who has but lately returned from Anapolis
and whom I have not as yet been able to see.-
Ms. Louisa Savary is married and Mr. Mobberly is with me and has the care of the infirmary, apprentice boys and servants.- Spalding has runned [sic] away, but I expect that in virtue of an advertisement lately made, he will be soon lodged in Washington Jail. Where his Indentures are, I know not.- All are well here and desire to be kindly remembered.- Your petition was deferred to our adjourned meeting above mentioned, when you must be present.- In regard of Stephen, I would advise you to keep him at St. Inigoes, but to dispose of the unhappy Girl. I wish you to come up as soon as possible.
In the meantime I am Dr. Br.-
I am yrs affectionately
Leaond Neale, Bp. Of Gortyna
Revd F. Neale
St Mary´s County