Jesuit income from sale of enslaved people in 1838

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Title

Jesuit income from sale of enslaved people in 1838

Subject

Slaves-Slave Trade, Slaves--United States--Economic conditions; Jesuits--Missions; Jesuits--History--19th century

Description

This balance sheet, compiled by Joseph Zwinge, S.J. in 1909, shows the different sources of income of the Maryland Province in 1838. Of the five main sources of funds, the most significant was the sale of enslaved persons. These transactions include two different sales to Gov. Henry Johnson, a sale to John Hoover, and the sale of an unnamed boy at St. Thomas' Manor.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

Data from 1838, ledger c. 1909.

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province Jesuits

Relation

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA413

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Text

[Page 140]
138
Receipts
Bal 1200 given in Day Book
Prov. True bal. 1,463.86 145.06
Loans borrowed from A. McElroy (Coll) 1895.26 1/2
Int paid Mr. McElroly 84.45 + 60 144.45
Seminary Wash. Rent Smith 75
Farms- St. Thos 300
Ced. Pt 1055
Newtown 1730 3085
Sales of Slaves Negro boy at St. Thos in May 450
To Johnson 23214
To Hoover with defalcation of 12 00} in July 4800
To Johnson in Nov 2000 30464
36003 77 1/2
1463.86
37466.64 1/2

N.B. The bal. 1260 gives a deficit next year
Whereas there is a positive balance hence bal 1463.86

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus , “Jesuit income from sale of enslaved people in 1838,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed November 30, 2020, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/394.