Jesuits buy an enslaved woman for 145 pounds of pork, May 18, 1798

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Title

Jesuits buy an enslaved woman for 145 pounds of pork, May 18, 1798

Subject

Slavery; Slave women; Slave trade; Slave sale; Jesuits--History--18th century

Description

In 1798, an enslaved woman was bought by the Jesuits of St. Thomas Manor for 145 pounds of pork and $31.61. Her previous owner was a Mrs. Hope. The transaction does not record the name of the woman who was purchased.  

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1798-05-18

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza, Adam Rothman

Rights

Maryland Province Jesuits

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Financial Records

Identifier

GSA214

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

18 By Do. to Richard Wheeler 3 18 6 ½
18 By Do. for Mrs Hopes’ negro woman for 145pd pork @7$ 31. 6 1
  By Do. to Benj. Lancaster for pork & bacon      
Janyy  1// By Do. to Brick makers      

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Financial Records

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “Jesuits buy an enslaved woman for 145 pounds of pork, May 18, 1798,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed July 22, 2018, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/233.

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