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  • Subject: emancipation
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    • Cane River collection. Folder 01-06, 1825.

    • Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African...
    • Primarily legal documents notarized in the year 1825 by Jean Pierre Marie Dubois, justice of the peace of Natchitoches Parish; including land sales, slave bills of sale, emancipation records, appointments of proxies, successions, and estate...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • John McDonogh papers. Folder 03-01, 1827-1845.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana.; McDonogh, John, 1779-1850.; Durnford, Andrew, 1800-1859..; Plantations--Louisiana--Management.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana.; African American farmers--Louisiana.; African American...
    • Letters written by Andrew Durnford to John McDonogh primarily concern the daily operations of the St. Rosalie sugar plantation. Other topics include the emancipation of slaves and the colonization of Liberia by former slaves. Some documents are...
    • J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1865 January 31

    • Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.; Benjamin, J. p.), (Judah Philip), 1811-1884.; Sherman's March to the Sea.; Slaves--Emancipation--United States.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Peace.; Confederate States of America--Politics and...
    • Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, South Carolina, to Charles Gayarré discusses hard times in the Confederate government and army, Sherman's march to the sea, prospects of peace, and slave emancipation. He also contrasts the calmness of Judah P. Benjamin...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Charles-Pierre Lambert baptismal certificate, 1798 August 18.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaves--Emancipation--Saint-Domingue.; Lambert, Pierre Antoine, 1771-1827.; Lambert, Charles-Pierre, 1796-1862.; Lambert family.; Slavery--Saint-Domingue--History.;...
    • A certificate verifying that Charles-Pierre Lambert was baptized at age two by Jean Baptiste-Joseph Lemaire and that Madame de St. Georges gave him to Monsieur Lambert, his natural father, who promised to set him free. The certificate is signed by...
    • James Thornton petition, 1852 January 28 and February 11

    • Petitions--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; African Americans--History--19th century.; Slaves--Louisiana--New Orleans.; McDonogh, John, 1779-1850--Estate.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.;...
    • Petition submitted by E. Rawle, on behalf of James Thornton, to the Fifth District Court of New Orleans; answer of M[aurice] Grivot, representing the executors of John McDonogh, to the Thornton petition. James Thorton, a slave, represented by E....
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • Mississippi State Colonization Society annual report, 1832.

    • American Colonization Society.; African Americans--Colonization--Liberia.; Free African Americans--Mississippi.; Slavery--Mississippi--Natchez.; Slaves--Emancipation--United States.
    • The first annual report of the Mississippi State Colonization Society concerns the colonization of Liberia by free people of color from the United States. The report lists resolutions to publish and distribute the pamphlet and to raise funds for...

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