A pass for Stephen, July 5, 1827
After providing for his safe passage, Rev, Feiner, SJ, gave Stephen a letter for Rev. Francis Neale. explaining that the plans of sending Stephen to Missouri had failed because his wife refused to go. Moreover, nobody would hire Stephen on account of his "bad conduct," so they thought it best "to send him back to the Manor."
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Pass given to a black man from St. Thomas
Georgetown College, July 5, 1827
Let [crossed out - this man] the bearer of this pass, Stephen a black man, pass to St Thomas’s Manor
William Feiner, President
Jul. 5 Revd Mr F Neale St Thomas’s Manor
Our Revd Fath Superior’s intention was to buy the wife of the blackman, the bearer of this; [crossed out - but] and take them to Missoury; the Man was willing to go there but the wife not. She also advised the man to go back return to St Thomas’s and remain there, which seems to indicate that she does not care much for him. [crossed out - Br Mullen who has no hope of On account] Br Mullen also, on account of the bad conduct of the man, has no hope of finding any one who would hire him. [crossed out - It seems therefore necessary to send him back.] We thought therefore that the best was to send him back to the Manor.