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    • James Sullivan passport, 1807 July 13

    • Governors--Louisiana.; Governors--Massachusetts.; African Americans--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Massachusetts.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; African American families--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Colbert,...
    • Passport issued by Sullivan, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to John Colbert, a free man of color. John Colbert along his wife, Teenah, and their three children, citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, were to be allowed to...
    • Philip Humphrey bond, 1845 April 19.

    • Bonds--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African Americans--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Registers.
    • Bond of Philip Humphrey, guaranteed by William Johnson of New Orleans. William Johnson, a free man of color, appeared before the Mayoralty of New Orleans and guaranteed a bond of $1,000 for the good conduct of Philip Humphrey, a free man of color,...
    • GGG. Chapter 18: Taxation without Representation

    • Free African Americans -- Louisiana -- History. Free African Americans -- Louisiana -- Social conditions.
    • The unpublished manuscript "The Negro in Louisiana" is a work begun by the Dillard (University) Project in 1942, an arm of the WPA's Federal Writer's Project. After the dissolution of the unit, Marcus Christian maintained and edited the document in...
    • Victor Séjour collection, 1864-1874.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--France--Paris.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--France--Paris.; African American authors--France--Paris.; African American dramatists--France--Paris.; French...
    • Two French newspapers, L'Autographe (November 1864) and La Presse Illustree (October 1874), with articles concerning Victor Séjour. L'Autographe is a tabloid format newspaper, (numbered 193-200), reproducing excerpts of writings and signatures...
    • Marie Jeanne Lemelle certificate, 1823 September 5.

    • Women landowners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Land grants--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African...
    • Certification that Marie Jeanne Lemelle, a free person of color of the Country of Opelousas, has a claim to 160 superficial arpents. The document is signed by John Thompson, Junior Clerk of the Board, Western District, Orleans Territory.
    • GG. Chapter 17:The Free Colored Class of Louisiana

    • Free African Americans -- Louisiana -- History. Free African Americans -- Louisiana -- Social conditions.
    • The unpublished manuscript "The Negro in Louisiana" is a work begun by the Dillard (University) Project in 1942, an arm of the WPA's Federal Writer's Project. After the dissolution of the unit, Marcus Christian maintained and edited the document in...
    • Registration of Free Person of Color certificate, 1860.

    • Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.
    • Certificate, signed by mayor John T. Michel under the seal of the City of Jefferson, registering Josephine M. Bullen, a mulatto aged 20, as a free person of color, as required by the Louisiana Legislature.
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-09, 1827-1830.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Meullion, Baptiste, 1763 or 4-1840.; Saint Landry Parish (La.); African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint Landry...
    • Chiefly bills of sale for Jean Baptiste Meullion's cotton account with Toledano & Gaillard Company. Also present is a manumission paper granting freedom to Susanne, a slave of about fifty-five years, by Sambo Bellestre, a free man of color....
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-25, 1840 April-May.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Saint Landry Parish (La.); African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint...
    • Two bills of sale: one executed by the Latour Brothers for Baptiste Meullion's metal repair account; one by Jean Speirer addressed to the widow of Baptiste Meullion (C�leste Donato) for agricultural supplies. Documents are in French.
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-27, 1844-1847.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African...
    • Bills of sale for Bellazaire Meullion's dry-goods account with François Neda, a white merchant; and her cotton account with Follain & Bellocq, a New Orleans merchant firm. Documents are in French.
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-10, 1830-1831.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Meullion, Baptiste, 1763 or 4-1840.; Saint Landry Parish (La.); African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American...
    • Chiefly business letters written to Jean Baptiste Meullion's by merchants associated with the New Orleans firms Miramond Company and Toledano & Gaillard Company. Also present is the marriage record of Elizabeth Donato and Antoine Donato Meullion,...
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-28, 1849-1852.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African...
    • Financial records of Jean Baptiste Meullion's descendants comprising a receipt addressed to Alphonse Meullion for Bellazaire's account with Baptiste Montala; a bill addressed to Donat for the cost of burying his child and his wife, Elizabeth...
    • P.E. Jennings letter, 1858 August 25

    • Gay, Edward J. (Edward James), 1816-1889.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Plaquemine.; Slaves--Louisiana--Plaquemine--Social life and customs.
    • Letter written to Edward Gay from Mayor P.E. Jennings that informs him several slaves were found drunk and gambling at the house of a free African-American woman. Jennings also comments that the Plaquemine council has banned all free African...
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-29, 1854-1860.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African...
    • Business records of Bellazaire Meullion comprising a bill of sale and letter for her cotton account with Bellocq Noblem & Company; and a promissory note addressed to A.J. Elias for grafts set in fruit trees. Documents are in French except for...
    • Register of free colored persons entitled to remain in the state, 1840-1863.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaveholders--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans (La.). Office of the Mayor.; Legal documents.
    • This register is a product of the Mayor’s Office from 1840-1864. Free African Americans, who were not born in the City of New Orleans, or who were born in the Parish of Orleans and were emancipated after birth, had to be registered with the...
    • D. Veau deposition, 1844 January 17.

    • Depositions--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African Americans--History--19th century.; African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Registers.;...
    • Deposition of D. Veau on behalf of Charles Butler of New Orleans, Veau appeared before William Freret, Mayor of New Orleans, and swore that he had known Charles Butler, a free man of color, about two years, during which time Butler had always...
    • Cane River collection. Folder 01-09, 1828.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American...
    • Primarily notarized documents including affidavits, bonds, land sales, slave bills of sale, and promissory notes signed in 1828 by Jean Pierre Marie Dubois, notary public of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Affidavits record the testimonies of Marie...
    • James Johnston personal letter, 1849 June 1

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Trials (Assault and battery)--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Johnston, James, flourished 1849--Trials, litigation, etc.; Hinckley, Orramel, 1813-1868.
    • Personal letter from J[ames] Johnston of New Orleans to Captain O[rramel] Hinckley in New Albany, Indiana. Johnston gives an account of his recent trial in Opelousas in which he was acquitted of charges of having whipped a free man of color.
    • William Freret depositions, 1842 January 29.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Depositions--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.
    • Depositions of John Lewis and Louis Deslondes on behalf of John Hickman of New Orleans. John Lewis, a free man of color, and Louis Deslondes appeared before William Freret, Mayor of New Orleans, and swore that John Hickman, a free man of color,...
    • James Mather order to pay, 1807 November 12

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; African American soldiers--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Municipal government--Louisiana--New...
    • Mandat de Payment (order to pay) $30 to Valfroy Trudeau, a free mulatto, for services rendered in the "Grandjean affair." The Mayor of New Orleans, James Mather, issued pay bills or cash vouchers to authorize the City Treasurer to remunerate...

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