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    • Marie Boidore affidavit, approximately 1820-1827

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Carnival--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Affidavits--Louisiana--New Orleans.
    • Affidavit of Marie Boidore, a free woman of color, that at a ball of Mr. St. Martin, Virginie Labortrie, another free woman of color, unmasked her and along with friends, beat her. Presented to Joseph Roffignac, Mayor. In French.
    • Tulman Goulgis tax receipt, 1828 May 1

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Taxation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slave records--Louisiana--New Orleans.
    • Tax receipt for the head tax on two slaves that were property of Tulman Goulgis, a free man of color.
    • New Orleans City Council ordinance, 1813 May 19.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans (La.)--History--19th century.; Slaves--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Gambling--Law and legislation--Louisiana--New Orleans.
    • Ordinance of the New Orleans City Council regarding free people of color gambling with slaves. Signed by Mayor N. Girod. In French.
    • Sophie Martin request, 1821 July 3.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Haitian Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Port-au-Prince (Haiti).; Passports--Louisiana--New Orleans.
    • Request by Sophie Martin, a free woman of color age 28, to leave New Orleans and then to return. Signed by the mayor of New Orleans, Joseph Roffignac.
    • William Saunders bond, 1822 March 29.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Bonds--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans (La.)--Emigration and immigration--Government policy.
    • Bond of $500 posted by William Saunders for Charles Hurt, a free man of color who immigrated to New Orleans contrary to the law of 1807. Certified by Joseph Roffignac, mayor of New Orleans.
    • Charles Trudeau letter to Mayor James Mather, 1807 November 28

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; New Orleans (La.)--History--19th century.; New Orleans (La.)--Emigration and immigration--Government policy.; Municipal government--Louisiana--New Orleans.
    • Letter from Charles Trudeau to Mayor James Mather relaying the City Council's action on prison regulations, expanding City Hall so the cries of the whipped slaves would not reach City Hall, opposing the influx of free men of color, and proposing...
    • 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.
    • Juan de Castanedo list, 1795 November 30

    • Spanish--Louisiana--History--18th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Hispanic Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Colonial administrators--Louisiana--New...
    • List of those persons who paid the one peso fee for having a booth or stall on the levee. The list includes Enrique, a free person of color. The document is signed by Juan de Castanedo, superintendent of public lands in New Orleans. In Spanish.
    • Judge John Minor Wisdom Collection

    • Arts and Architecture; Community and Culture; People and Cultures
    • John Minor Wisdom (1905-1999) was hailed as "a giant among federal judges during the tumultuous years that saw official segregation end in the South and civil rights at last extended to black Americans." This collection includes Carnival ball...
    • 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...
    • Jane Desham deposition, 1818 August 1

    • Free African Americans--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.; Depositions--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.; Mayors--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.; African American apprentices.
    • Deposition of Jane Desham, a free woman of color, stating that she is the mother of Hampton Smith, apprentice bound to James Champion who has disappeared. Signed and certified by Robert Wharton, Mayor of Philadelphia.
    • Jeanne Adele Dardeane sale, 1847 June 24

    • Slave bills of sale--Louisiana--Iberville Parish.; Land titles--Registration and transfer--Louisiana--Iberville Parish.; Dardenne Plantation (La.)
    • Sale by Jeanne Adele Dardenne, a minor emancipated by marriage to Jacques Greaud, of one of one third interest in an estate including four tracts of land, 60 slaves and 120 shares of stock in the Union Bank of Louisiana to her brother Jean Dardenne.

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