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    • Gabriel Martin receipt, 1798 November 26.

    • African Americans--History--18th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Rapides Parish.; Land titles--Registration and transfer--Louisiana--Rapides Parish.; Plantation owners--Louisiana--Rapides Parish.; African American...
    • Receipt issued by Gabriel Martin, at Rapide, to Jean Baptiste Bauvay, 1798 November 26. Gabriel Martin received 200 piastres from Jean Baptiste Bauvay [or, Beauvais] as payment for a plantation he sold Bauvay. The property, situated on the right...
    • 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.
    • William Freret depositions, 1842 January 21.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Depositions--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New...
    • Depositions of J. B. Ducoing and Jean André Grasse on behalf of Ace Pierre, a free man of color of New Orleans. Jean Baptiste Ducoing appeared before William Freret, Mayor of New Orleans, and swore that he had known Ace Pierre, and the woman,...
    • Matthew Flannery census of New Orleans, 1805 August 5

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slave records--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Census.; New Orleans (La.)--Population.
    • Census of New Orleans, 1805, submitted by Matthew Flannery to the City Council of New Orleans. The data sheets, compiled by census-taker Matthew Flannery, are arranged by streets, according to the model form he submitted to the City Council on 1805...
    • Matthew Flannery model form for census, 1805 May 11

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slave records--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Census.; New Orleans (La.)--Population.
    • Model form for census, submitted by Matthew Flannery to the City Council of New Orleans. The model was the form that Flannery proposed to use in compiling data for a census of New Orleans. He planned three categories of inhabitants - whites, free...
    • Charles Thorton Butler baptismal certificate, 1844 February 22

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; African American Catholics--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Indians of North America--Louisiana.
    • Baptismal certificate of Charles Thorton Butler of New Orleans. Father James Lesne, Rector of Saint Anthony's Chapel in New Orleans from 1840-1854, certified that he baptized Charles Thornton Butler, born 1817 May 16 at Lafourche, the legitimate...
    • James Mather order to pay, 1807 November 12

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; African American soldiers--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Municipal government--Louisiana--New...
    • Mandat de Payment (order to pay) $30 to Valfroy Trudeau, a free mulatto, for services rendered in the "Grandjean affair." The Mayor of New Orleans, James Mather, issued pay bills or cash vouchers to authorize the City Treasurer to remunerate...
    • J. Roffignac order to pay, 1821 March 19

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; African American soldiers--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Haitian Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.;...
    • Mandat de Payment (order to pay) $132 to Mr. (Joseph?) Savary, Jr., a free man of color, for the rental of a cart to the City for three months. The Mayor of New Orleans, J. Roffignac, issued these pay bills or cash vouchers to authorize the City...
    • William Freret depositions, 1842 January 29.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Depositions--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.
    • Depositions of John Lewis and Louis Deslondes on behalf of John Hickman of New Orleans. John Lewis, a free man of color, and Louis Deslondes appeared before William Freret, Mayor of New Orleans, and swore that John Hickman, a free man of color,...
    • J. Roffignac order to pay, 1821 August 13.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.
    • Mandat de Payment (order to pay) $2.50 to Guillaume Parent, a free man of color, for passage to Madisonville and meals for Peter Horn on the vessel Le Petit Marsouin. The Mayor of New Orleans, J. Roffignac, issued these pay bills or cash vouchers...
    • J. Roffignac order to pay, 1821 August 30.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.
    • Mandat de Payment (order to pay) $10 to Guillaume Parent, a free man of color, for transporting four passengers across the lake. J. Roffignac, the Mayor of New Orleans, issued these pay bills or cash vouchers to authorize the City Treasurer to...
    • James Johnston personal letter, 1849 June 1

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Trials (Assault and battery)--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Johnston, James, flourished 1849--Trials, litigation, etc.; Hinckley, Orramel, 1813-1868.
    • Personal letter from J[ames] Johnston of New Orleans to Captain O[rramel] Hinckley in New Albany, Indiana. Johnston gives an account of his recent trial in Opelousas in which he was acquitted of charges of having whipped a free man of color.
    • Augustin Macarty order to pay, 1816 February 1

    • African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Macarty, Augustin Francois de, 1774-1844.; Municipal government--Louisiana--New Orleans.
    • Mandat de Payment (order to pay) $10 to Jean Victor, a free man of color, one month's city pension for the needy issued by Augustin Macarty, the Mayor of New Orleans. The Mayor of New Orleans issued these pay bills or cash vouchers to authorize the...
    • Augustin Macarty order to pay, 1819 August 6.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Macarty, Augustin Francois de, 1774-1844.; Municipal government--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African...
    • Mandat de Payment (order to pay) $14.50 to Rosette Montreuil, a free woman of color, for twenty-nine days that her mulatto slave Michel was employed in public works. The Mayor of New Orleans, Augustin Macarty, issued these pay bills or cash...
    • Nicholas Girod order to pay, 1814 October 20

    • African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Municipal government--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.;...
    • Mandat de Payment (order to pay) $6.50 to Julie Robert, a free mulatto woman, for the twenty-six days that her slave Blaise worked on the municipal chain gang. The Mayor of New Orleans, N. Girod, issued these pay bills or cash vouchers to authorize...
    • Harper's Weekly Journal and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper

    • Arts and Architecture; Business and Industry; Community and Culture; Education; Government and Politics; Military and War; People and Cultures; Race and Ethnicity; Work and Labor
    • Harper's Weekly, a new era in American journalism dawned in the 1850s with the advent of magazines and newspapers that combined general-interest content, and lavish illustrations. Its context of escalating sectional animosity over slavery...

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