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Letter 12, 1773-11-05

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 12
Letter 12
Letter 12

Scope and Contents

Letter from Mosley to Mrs. Dunn, his sister, November 5, 1773. Discusses wildlife in Maryland, his own health, and the travails of mission work. Mentions the possibility of sending animal specimens of interest to his sister in England.

Materials on Slavery

This folder contains materials related to Jesuit slaveholding.

Mentions enslaved people at the St. Joseph’s mission: “I had begged my negroes at home and my Congregations abroad to procure me one [a squirrel specimen] for you.” Also mentions indigenous people, whom he states have “great right in their complaints….”


  • 1773-11-05

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From the Collection: 0.2 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

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