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    • 1741-01-10 French Superior Council record

    • 1741; French Colony; Colonialism; Louisiana; slaves; slavery; slave trade; fugitive slaves; Souboye; King; free people of color; mulattos; freedmen; plantations; runaways; Chaperon; Pierrot;
    • Complaint to Procurator General of the King by various residents, of numerous runaway slaves, in environments of the city. M. Souboye, Lieutenant of the King, in New Orleans, at the head of a detachment of free negroes and of slaves, went in...
    • 1771-04-20 Spanish Cabildo record

    • 1771; Louisiana; Spain; Colonialism; New Orleans; Libel & slander; Food; Billiard parlors; Poisons; Women; Questioning; Cooks; Pastry; Free people of color
    • Criminal suit for slander. Bernardo Schiloc, truckman and pastry cook, accuses Rene Chouteau, pastry cook, of announcing at Juan Paillet's billiard hall that Schiloc puts poison in his pastries. Witnesses include Antonia Birou, Ignace Maillioux,...
    • 1739-03-06 French Superior Council record

    • 1739; French Colony; Louisiana; Colonialism; Bienville; Slavery; Slaves; free people of color; succession; will; Blacks
    • Petition to Sr. Bienville by Louis Connard, and wife Catherine, for themselves and their children, praying that their freedom, granted by will of M. de Coustillas, their late Master, be confirmed. Confirmation of freedom as prayed for. (See WPA...
    • 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...

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