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Browsing items in: Records of the French Superior Council (1714-1769)

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    • 1722-11-17- French Superior Council record

    • 1722-11-17
    • 1722; Homicides; Shooting; Gunfights; Firearms; Mobile; Robberies; Questioning; French Colony; Louisiana; Colonialism; Ponteul; Guilhet; Suillet; Desmercier; Laborde;
    • Interrogation of accused by Guilhet. The following information was brought out: His name is Charles Desmercier, Ecuyer Labrde, age 32 or thereabout; that he killed Ponteul in self-defense with Ponteul's gun after he (Pontuel) had aimed at accused...
    • 1736-02-24 French Superior Council record

    • 1736-02-24
    • 1736; French Colony; Louisiana; Colonialism; House buying; Houses; Royal Street; Brouet; Lamaury;
    • Sale of 1/2 lat at 177 Royal Street, by Sieur Louis Brouet to Pierre Lamaury. (See WPA abstract)
    • 1737-10-26 French Superior Council record

    • 1737-10-26
    • 1737; French Colony; Colonialism; Louisiana; Ursuline; Convents; Nuns; Carriere;
    • Promissory note signed by F. Carriere in favor of the Ursuline Ladies for the sum of 1500 livres, to be paid within five years from the date, in supplies and provisions. (See WPA abstract)
    • 1737-10-28 French Superior Council record

    • 1737-10-28
    • 1737; French Colony; Louisiana; Colonialism; Capuchin; Prat; Bizoton; Missing persons; Chaney; inventory; indigo; Chantilly;
    • Petition of the Capuchin Fathers, and Sieur Prat and Sr. Bizoton, praying that an inventory be ordered to be taken of the effects of Joseph Chaney (who has disappeared), as well as of the harvest made by said Chaney under contract on the plantation...
    • 1738-06-14 French Superior Council record

    • 1738-06-14
    • 1738; Colonialism; Louisiana; French Colony; exhumation; Funeral rites & ceremonies; blacks; slaves; slavery; Baptisms; Baptismal certificates; Cemeteries; priests; Mathais;
    • Petition for cemetery burial of baptized slave, age 13 years, negress, body to be exhumed from grave outside cemetery. (See WPA abstract)
    • 1738-11-02 French Superior Council record

    • 1738-11-02
    • 1738; French Colony; Colonialism; Louisiana; Bienville; Salomon; Mathias; Building construction; Building deterioration; Maintenance & repair; Presbytere; church;
    • Conference between the People and the Governor Intendant held before Messrs. de Bienville and de Salomon, at the Intendancy on request of Fath Mathias. To deliberate on ways and means to repair Presbytery and Church. (See WPA abstract)
    • 1738-02-21 French Superior Council record

    • 1738-02-21
    • 1738; French Colony; Colonialism; Louisiana; Dumanoir; Chauvin; de Lery; inventory; Homicides; Indians of North America;
    • Petition of Jean Baptiste Faucon Dumanoir, who upon learning that his son-in-law, Lieut. Joseph Chauvin de Lery, has been killed by savages, prays for the convocation of a family meeting to elect a curator to the minor widow, and a tutor and...
    • 1738-08-01 French Superior Council record

    • 1738-08-01
    • 1738; French Colony; Colonialism; Louisiana; succession; will; slaves; slavery; inventory; furnishings; Company of the Indies; plantations; Cresmane; Jacobe;
    • Succession of Andre Cresmane. Agreement as to property of succession, including plantation and slaves. It is agreed that Dame Marie Jacobe, widow of decedent, shall have the right to cultivate for her own account the plantation belonging to said...
    • 1738-12-13 French Superior Council record

    • 1738-12-13
    • 1738; French Colony; Louisiana; Colonialism; contracts; Portier; Kintrek; Blanpin; commerce; fur; hides & skins;
    • Contract between Alexander Portier, Joseph Le Kintrek and Blanpin, for the purpose of journeying West to engage in the trade of pelts, etc., on condition enumerated in said contract. (See WPA abstract)
    • 1738-05-26 French Superior Council record

    • 1738-05-26
    • 1738; French Colony; Louisiana; Colonialism; Livet; Samson; punishment; blacks; slaves; slavery; runaways; fugitive slaves;
    • Complaint by Jacques Livet that one of his negroes, names Samson, has run away since about two months, influenced by another runaway negro of his. He prays for the apprehension and punishment of both negroes. (See WPA abstract)
    • 1738-10-22 French Superior Council record

    • 1738-10-22
    • 1738; Louisiana; Colonialism; French Colony; disease; slaves; slavery; sick persons; Indians of North America; Coustillas; Pery;
    • Report of death of Indian slave. Sr. Gerard Pery, agent and attorney in fact of Sr. de Coustillas, testamentary executor, reports the death of a savagess belonging to said succession, of a long and wasting disease. (See WPA abstract)
    • 1738-01-29 French Superior Council record

    • 1738-01-29
    • 1738; Louisiana; French Colony; Colonialism; Bienville; Marque; Sailmaking; Sails; King; St. Louis Street; Ferchaud;
    • Petition to Bienville, Governor General of Louisiana, by Charles Marque, Master Sailmaker, in the King's Service, to keep the two lots he owns on St. Louis Street, as he has been 35 years in service. (See WPA abstract)
    • 1738-02-17 French Superior Council record

    • 1738-02-17
    • 1738; Louisiana; French Colony; Colonialism; succession; will; wax seal; Fonder;
    • Succession of Francois Dieudonne Fonder. Olographic Will of Sr. Fonder. (See WPA abstract)
    • 1739-12-07 French Superior Council record

    • 1739-12-07
    • 1739; Butcher shops; Butchers; Meat; Meat cutting; Meat industry; French Colony; Colonialism; Louisiana; Carrier; Carriere;
    • Receipt to Mr. Carrier(e) for butcher's meat. (See WPA abstract)
    • 1739-10-27 French Superior Council record

    • 1739-10-27
    • 1739; Colonialism; French Colony; Louisiana; Burel; Bunel; succession; Trapagnier; Marsilly; Lenormand; Rasteau; Judice; robberies; negro; silver; pewter;
    • Sr. Lenormand declares that in company with Sieurs Paul Rasteau and Jacques Judice, witnesses, he repaired, on the petition of Sr. Marsilly, to the room on his plantation in which were kept most of the movables of said succession, and which was...
    • 1739-11-07 French Superior Council record

    • 1739-11-07
    • 1739; Colonialism; French Colony; Louisiana; Lefebvre; Surgeon; Swiss; Menuier; Royal Street; Selling; House buying;
    • Petition of Philipe Lefebvre, Surgeon major of Swiss tropps in this colony, praying for leave to sell a lot of ground which he has acquired from David Meunier, measuring 56 1/8 feet front on Royal Street. (See WPA abstract)
    • 1739-07-20 French Superior Council record

    • 1739-07-20
    • 1739; Colonialism; Louisiana; French Colony; blacks; slaves; slavery; auctions; lease & rental services; Larche; children; slave trade;
    • Process verbal of lease by auction of negroes, negresses and negro children. The bid was started at 600 livres by Mr. Francois Larche and closed at 2,480 livres, offered by same Francois Larche. In the lease was inserted a clause covering care of...
    • 1739-05-07 French Superior Council record

    • 1739-05-07
    • 1739; French Colony; Colonialism; Louisiana; Abused children; Child labor; Children; Ursuline Nuns; Convents; Nuns; Coupart; Poupart; Vatel;
    • Petitioner alleges that she is insufficiently nourished and badly treated in the home of her "tutrix", Dame Thommelin, who forces her to wear her daughter's discarded clothes, to work in the garden and to run errands, and who punishes her with...
    • 1739-10-18 French Superior Council record

    • 1739-10-18
    • 1739; French Colony; Colonialism; Louisiana; Bienville; Salmon; Blacks; Slaves; Slave trade; war; Dalcour; Jasmin; Acajou;
    • The undersigned according to an order issued by Sieurs de Bienville and de Salmon that each planter will furnish a negro slave who is to serve when needed and in time of war, Sr. Dalcour certifies having delivered a negro by the name of Jasmin, or...
    • 1739-03-19 French Superior Council record

    • 1739-03-19
    • 1739; French Colony; Colonialism; Louisiana; blacks; slavery; slaves; slave trade; auctions; Angelique; Caron; sick persons; aged persons;
    • Copy of process verbal of sale at public auction and adjudication of an old and infirm negress, named Angelique, belonging to said succession. The sale was made by virtue of an order of the Superior Council on the petition and recommendation of the...

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