Fr. Vespre to Fr. McElroy on the indemnifications claimed by Dr. Jesse Batey, July 3, 1840.

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Title

Fr. Vespre to Fr. McElroy on the indemnifications claimed by Dr. Jesse Batey, July 3, 1840.

Subject

Slavery; Slave Trade; Slave-Sale; Jesuit History-19th Century

Description

After the sale of 1838, Dr. Jesse Batey requested an indemnification for three enslaved persons: an enslaved woman, and two infirm enslaved men. This letter from Fr. Vespre to Fr. McElroy recounts Dr. Batey's claim and the position of the Jesuits on the matter.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1840-07-3

Contributor

Adam Rothman, Elsa Barraza Mendoza, Transcription by Hillary MacKinlay

Rights

Maryland Province Jesuits

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA363

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Text

[page 194]

[July 3, 1840, to F. John McElroy in Fredericks]

Exposed the state of our questions with Dr Batey about his various claims for indemifications by reason of the servt girl paid for by him, & not consigned; & of 2 graviously infirm man servants, his last remittance for $900 instead of $1000 as announced, and my opinion, that we may be well satisfied to consider his claims thus balanced, as well as the interest due on his notes up to April 1st 1840. If he agrees with me, to have the approval from F. V. Provl & to send me a model of answer to Dr Batey.

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Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus , “Fr. Vespre to Fr. McElroy on the indemnifications claimed by Dr. Jesse Batey, July 3, 1840.,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed August 18, 2019, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/401.