The Jesuit’s are the sub division of Catholics in which Pope Francis is a member. Harriet Tubman was a slave born in Maryland in 1820. During this time Jesuit’s were the largest slave owners in Maryland.
On October 16th 1771, the Priest of St. Joseph’s church Father Joseph Mosley made the following entry in the baptismal register naming the slaves he owned. “Matthew, negro of ours, Talbot, godparents were, Thom, negro of ours, and Peg,negro of Chas, Blake.”
The Catholic Lord Balmore was made Lord Proprietor of a vast territory encircling the north and east of Chesaspeake Bay, which he was to call Maryland. His co-religionists among the English gentry were urged to relocate there.
Slaves belonged to the society of Jesus or Jesuit, as it is common for a Jesuit to refer to another Jesuit as “one of ours”.
The fact that the official teachings of the Roman Catholic church condemned the African slave trade while presenting slave labour is a contradiction to their own beliefs. As Jesuit’s raised their chattel as both Catholics and slaves from birth.
Jesuit’s first exploited the proprietors policy of awarding land to gentlemen settlers from England in 1634. 400 acres were to be granted for each servant thus imported. One Jesuit alone, Thomas Copley, earned entitlement to 28,000 acres through his diligent response to this offer. Copley therefore, must have imported 65 servants.
The idea that the Jesuit’s may have initially seen little to distinguish the status of indentured servants and African slaves is encouraged by a list of Jesuit indentures from 1638. In an attempt to claim reward under Balmore conditions of plantations which promised land for each servant sponsored on the journey to Maryland, the Jesuit’s submitted this list to officials of the colony. It included Jesuit planters of Maryland, were of high, English birth.
Jesuit political philosophy indicates that what ultimately distinguished white from black labour for them was the equation of the right to purchase one’s own property with English ness. What separated, “white John Price” from “black John Price” was that the former, as a British subject, could go on to buy his own land once his indenture expired.
Maryland alone absorbed some 600 convicts a year decade after decade. The province’s governor Horatio Sharpe commented; ‘I could heartily wish that they (Convicts) were sent to any other part of his majesty’s plantation but while we purchase them they will send them.’
Quite simply, thanks to the subsidy, convicts were cheap labour and too good a bargain to miss. They were a third of the price of black slaves and, while more expensive than regular indentured servants, the free-willers, they invariably had for longer to serve. More were coming from Ireland and Scotland. In the 1600’s, people were forcibly transported mainly to clear the land of its Catholic population to make way for Protestant English and Scots.
By 1838, the year that they decided to hold a mass sale of their slaves, the Jesuit’s owned 272 slaves on six plantations totalling 11,607 acres in the state. Jesuit’s remained entrenched slave holders for political, theological, intellectual reasons and social reasons. When the Jesuit’s did cease their slave holding, they made the significant decision to sell their slaves en masse instead of setting them all free.
White Cargo, Don Jordan and Michael Walsh
Bill Clinton was Jesuit trained at Georgetown university he was also at Oxford university as a Rhodes scholar where the statue of Cecil Rhodes stands. Cecil Rhodes was the founder of the secret society the roundtable which he wanted to run the same as the Jesuit’s.
Donald Trump came out against the federal government’s plan to replace president Andrew Jackson with the civil rights figure Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.
Times 23rd April 2016
In my opinion the ownership of another human beings abhorrent. For a society who preaches the bible and owns slaves has no business in preaching they are doing the devils work and have no right in being anywhere near humans.