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Letter 5, 1760-10-05

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Letter 5
Letter 5

Scope and Contents

Letter from Mosley to Mrs. Dunn, his sister, October 5, 1760. Describes Mosley’s health and the challenging work and living conditions. Discusses the general state of the Jesuit mission at Newtown, and alludes to the presence of both enslaved people and indigenous people in the region.

Materials on Slavery

This folder contains materials related to Jesuit slaveholding.

The letter alludes to Jesuit slaveholding - and slaveholding in America more generally - when Mosley writes that he is happy despite being “banished into the remotest corner of the world, amongst Indians, Negroes, and Slaves,” he is happy.


  • 1760-10-05

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From the Collection: 0.2 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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