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

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    • 1722-08-15 French Superior Council record

    • 1722-08-15
    • Wills; Inheritance & sucession; Religion; Colonialism; French Colony; Slaves; Silverware; Arms & Armament; Textiles
    • Succession of Reverend Father Nicolas Arquevaux, age 34, native of Verdun, Lorraine, last will and testament. Will includes Reverend Father Nicolas Arquevaux's possessions, including one slave, table silver, clothing, and guns. (See WPA abstract.)
    • 1736-02-18 French Superior Council Record

    • 1736-02-18
    • will; Antoine Louis Barcos; Chicasaw Indians; Indians of North America; colonialism; French Colony; Louisiana; 1736
    • Will of Antoine Louis Barcos. Will indicates that Barcos was with the Chickasaw Indians and Barcos wished to leave something to those who had been kind to him. (See WPA abstract.)
    • 1738-11-07 French Superior Council record

    • 1738-11-07
    • War destruction & pillage; Cows; Louisiana; 1738; French Colony; French Colony: Louisiana; Colonialism;
    • Report of damage done by cattle of Madame Petit.
    • 1735-04-11 French Superior Council record

    • 1735-04-11
    • successions; Slaves; colonialism; French Colony; Louisiana; 1735; Plantations; Delachaise; Nobiliere; Cattle; Vegetables; Equipment; Buildings; Plants;
    • Succession of Delachaise; inventory of plantation La Nobiliere, including slaves, crops, cattle, tools, and buildings. (See WPA abstract.)
    • 1735-04-05 French Superior Council record

    • 1735-04-05
    • successions; Auctions; Slaves; Lease & rental services; Larche; colonialism; French Colony; Louisiana; 1735
    • Succession of Joseph Larche; public auction for lease of slaves with prices. (See WPA abstract.)
    • 1735-04-05 French Superior Council record

    • 1735-04-05
    • successions; Auctions; Slaves; Kolly; colonialism; French Colony; Louisiana; 1735; Families; Plantations;
    • Kolly succession auction sale of plantation St. Reine, slave families with prices and property auction. (See WPA abstract.)
    • 1714-01-07 French Superior Council record

    • 1714-01-07
    • succession; promissory note; debt; Captain Delauze; Poulousat; Colonialism; French Colony; 1714
    • Acknowledgment of debt and promissory note. (See WPA abstract.) This is the earliest document in the Louisiana State Museum's holdings of the Records of the French Superior Council.
    • 1717-11-04 French Superior Council record

    • 1717-11-04
    • succession; Captain Delauze; receipt; livres; drum; drummer; Colonialism; French Colony; 1717
    • Succession of Captain Delauze. Receipt for paying a drummer. (See WPA abstract.)
    • 1747-06-26 French Superior Council record

    • 1747_06_26
    • Slaves; Suicides; Dead persons; Louisiana; French Colony; Surgeon; Colonialism; Judicial proceedings; Investigation;
    • Judicial investigation of the suicide of Bellile, a slave, who hanged himself in Dubreuil's slave quarters. Official request to visit the slave quarters. Order to Chief Surgeon to examine the corpse.
    • 1724-08-14 French Superior Council record

    • 1724-08-14
    • Slaves; Slavery; Indians of North America; Actions & defenses; Lasonde; Coupart; colonialism; French Colony; Louisiana; 1724
    • Coupart denies the charge of beating the young, Native American slave girl. (See previous document, also dated August 14, 1724.) (See WPA abstract.)
    • 1725-04-17 French Superior Council record

    • 1725-04-17
    • Shipwrecks; Ships; La Bellonne; Rochefort; Examinations; Simon Bardet; colonialism; French Colony: Louisiana;
    • Examination of Simon Bardet, regarding the shipwreck of La Bellonne. Bardet, second mate of La Bellonne, age 40, native of Rochefort, testifies about the shipwreck. (See WPA abstract.)
    • 1725-04-17 French Superior Council record

    • 1725-04-17
    • Shipwrecks; Ships; La Bellonne; Pensacola; Mississippi River; Examinations; Simon Brisart; colonialism; French Colony; Louisiana;
    • Examination of Simon Brisart, regarding the shipwreck of La Bellonne. Brisart testifies that the leak may have been caused by the ship striking the bottom once clearing Pensacola and three times in the Mississippi River. (See WPA abstract.)
    • 1725-04-17 French Superior Council record

    • 1725-04-17
    • Shipwrecks; Ships; La Bellonne; Examinations; Francois Salomon; colonialism; French Colony; Louisiana;
    • Examination of Francois Salomon, regarding the shipwreck of La Bellonne. Salomon denies that he hinted at sensational disclosures and when questioned if he was under the influence of wine, he says he was a little. (See WPA abstract.)
    • 1725-04-17 French Superior Council record

    • 1725-04-17
    • Shipwrecks; Ships; La Bellonne; Examinations; Andre Daniel; colonialism; French Colony; Louisiana;
    • Examination of Francois Salomon, regarding the shipwreck of La Bellonne. (See WPA abstract.)
    • 1736-02-14 French Superior Council Record

    • 1736-02-14
    • Ships; S.S. La Perle; Andrew Prevost; Damaron; slaves; Colonialism; 1736; French Colony; Louisiana
    • Report by Andre Prevost, Captain of the S.S. La Perle. Report covers embarking of Sr. Damaron, wife, child, and five slaves. (See WPA absract.)
    • 1728-05-22 French Superior Council record

    • 1728-05-22
    • Robberies; assault; bacon; knives; Jean Meslin; Fleurian; colonialism; French Colony; Louisiana; 1728
    • Jean Meslin, alias Bourgignon, arrested for larceny of bacon and assault with a knife. Attorney General Fleurian requests the case be assigned for trial. (See WPA abstract.)
    • 1749-05-20 French Superior Council record

    • 1749-05-20
    • Pregnancy; Slaves; Louisiana; French Colony; Infants; Bones; Dead persons; Crimes; Colonialism; Women; Infanticide;
    • Letter from Buchet at Caskaquiarde to unamed recipient, stating that Jerome Matride informed him of a slave woman he had in the service of Mr. Erazeau killed her unborn child. He sends the slave and a piece of the skull to prove the crime.
    • 1724-10-23 French Superior Council record

    • 1724-10-23
    • Petitions; Women; Eggs; Selling; punishment; colonialism; French Colony; Louisiana; 1724
    • Two women, La Chevalier and La Flammande, charged with selling eggs at double the market price, were condemned to pay a fine, fifteen days in prison, expulsion at 50 leagues from town, with the dungeon in reserve in case of relapse. (See WPA...
    • 1724-08-14 French Superior Council record

    • 1724-08-14
    • Petitions; Slaves; Slavery; Indians of North America; Actions & defenses; Lasonde; Coupart; colonialism; French Colony; Louisiana; 1724
    • Petition of Lasonde, alleging that he purchased a "little sauvagesse" (young, female Native American slave) from Coupart, who was suffering from a slight fever. After a few days, she still had the fever, so Lasonde had her examined and it was...
    • 1730-11-13 French Superior Council record

    • 1730-11-13
    • Petitions; Slaves; Fugitive slaves; Indians of North America; Bayou Goula; Lionnais; colonialism; French Colony; Louisiana; 1730
    • A runaway slave belonging to Madame Lionnais, was apprehended by the Indians of Bayou Goula. (See WPA abstract.)

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