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  • Subject: Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana
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    • Meullion Family Papers. Folder 01-01, 1776-1826

    • Meullion, Maria Juana, born 1736?; Meullion, Baptiste, 1763?-1840.; Meullion, Luis Augustin.; Vivant, Charles, active 1782-1803.; DeClouet, Joseph Alexandre, died 1816.; Meullion family.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana.; Free African...
    • The bulk of materials comprise receipts, bills of sale, mortgages, and other legal and financial documents that record land and slave purchase transactions of Baptiste Meullion primarily with Alexandre DeClouet, Andrés Duclot, and Charles Vivant. ...
    • 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....
    • John McDonogh papers. Folder 01-01, 1813-1860.

    • Louisiana--History--1803-1865.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; McDonogh, John, 1779-1850.; Plantations--Louisiana--Management.; Slave trade--Louisiana.; Slave records--Louisiana.; Benefit auctions--Louisiana.; Leases--Louisiana.;...
    • Chiefly contains letters written by John McDonogh to business associates regarding the acquisition and management of property. A few documents concern the purchase, education, emancipation, and repatriation of slaves to Liberia. Also present is an...
    • Slavery documents collection. Folder 01-05, 1847 April 20.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Slave records--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slavery--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Women slaves--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free...
    • A petition to emancipate the slave "Henrietta" filed by Philip Moore to execute the request of his late mother. Includes a testimonial by the witness Wheelock S. Upton for whom Henrietta worked as a washerwoman.
    • New Orleans (La.). First Municipality Council. Emancipation docket, 1846-1851.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaveholders--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans (La.). First Municipality Council.; Legal documents.
    • With the abolishment of the Police Jury for the Left (East) Bank of Orleans Parish in 1846, responsibility for controlling the emancipation of slaves fell to the three municipality councils. The First Municipality covered the area of the Vieux...
    • Félicité Aurore Barbier Bouny emancipation petition, 1842 March.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Bouny family.; Slave records.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Bouny, Félicité Aurore Barbier,...
    • A petition for the emancipation of Coralie, a slave, aged 40, belonging to Félicité Aurore Barbier Bouny. The document certifies that the widow of Bouny is the owner of Coralie and that the latter was always ""respectful, obedient, and loyal to...
    • Charlotte emancipation petition, 1827 March 15.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.; Doussan, Honoré, 1784-186?; Slave records.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.; Women slaves--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.;...
    • A petition submitted March 15, 1827 requesting the emancipation of a slave named Charlotte, age 16. Certified April 25, 1827, the document grants her legal rights since no one opposed the petition in the required forty days. In French and English.
    • Marguerite emancipation record, 1788 February 3.

    • African Americans--History--18th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Creoles--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Slave records--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--Opelousas.; De Villiers, Joseph, born 1747.; Women...
    • A legal document in which Joseph de Villiers grants liberty to his slave, Marguerite, who is described as a mulatto. The document is in French.
    • Lislet Moreau slave bill of sale, 1835 August 2.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Slave bills of sale--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Women slaves--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.
    • Sale by Lislet Moreau to Bernard Marigny of a 14-year old slave to be treated like a free woman of color but not to be liberated without the consent of the vendor.
    • Atala Chelette and family papers. Folder 01-01, 1819-1855.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Natchitoches Parish...
    • Primarily financial and legal documents of Joseph Perot, a free Creole of color, and Louis Fort. Of note is a true copy of an act of manumission by Louis Fort for a woman (described as a "mulatto") named Angélique (1819); and, a document for the...
    • Cane River collection. Folder 01-10, 1829.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American...
    • Notarized documents including land sales, slave bills of sale, an emancipation record, affidavits, estate and succession inventories, and marriage records certified in 1829 by Charles Derance, notary public of Natchitoches Parish. A bill of sale...
    • Slaves emancipated by the Councils of Municipalities One, Two, and Three, 1846-1850.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaveholders--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans (La.). First Municipality Council.; New Orleans (La.). Second Municipality Council.; New Orleans...
    • With the abolishment of the Police Jury for the Left (East) Bank of Orleans Parish in 1846, responsibility for controlling the emancipation of slaves fell to the three municipality councils. This volume consists of reports by the First Municipality...
    • Maria Olivares will and testament, 1806 February 5

    • Wills--Louisiana.; Women plantation owners--Louisiana--Barataria.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Barataria.; African American women--Louisiana--Barataria.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--Barataria.; Barataria (La.)
    • Will and testament of Maria Olivares, widow of Joseph Galvez of New Orleans. She declared that she was born in the Canary Islands, the legitimate daughter of Andres Hernandez and Josefa Olivares. She was a resident of Barataria, where she owned...
    • Nicholas Bauer Collection, 1830-1859.

    • African American plantation owners--Louisiana.; African American farmers--Louisiana.; Louisiana--History--1803-1865.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Inheritance and...
    • Primarily contains correspondence relating to the administration of John McDonogh's estate. Items include a receipt issued to Andrew Durnford for paying the principal on his loan; a 46-page memorandum concerning the disposition of McDonogh's...
    • Freedom papers of New Orleans (La.), 1832-1858.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slavery--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaveholders--Louisiana.; African American children--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American...
    • This is an artificial collection made up of various documents that provide evidence of the free status of individual persons in the city of New Orleans during the years 1832-1858. Among the items are certificates from public officials, copies of...
    • François Camus act of emancipation, 1827 October 26.

    • African Americans--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.
    • Act of emancipation by François Camus of his female slave, Souris. By an act passed before Notary Public Hugh K. Gordon, François Camus certified that he had freed Souris, age thirty-two years.
    • 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...
    • Jean Baptiste emancipation record, 1788 August 1.

    • African Americans--History--18th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Creoles--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Slave records--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Racially mixed...
    • A legal document granting liberty to Jean Baptiste, described as a mulatto, after the death of his master, François Marine. The document is in French and is notarized by Nicolas Forstal.
    • Henry Clay emancipation, 1808 July 11

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; New Orleans (La.)--History--19th century.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
    • Emancipation of the slave Daniel by Henry Clay of Fayette, Kentucky. Daniel, who formerly belonged to John Clay and James Bristow of New Orleans, was 32 or 33 at the time of his emancipation. Certified on verso by John D. Young, Clerk of Court, and...

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