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    • Andrew Durnford memorandum book, 1855-1858.

    • Account books--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish.; Plantations--Louisiana--Management.; Sugar plantations--Louisiana.; Slavery--Louisiana--History--19th...
    • Memorandum book of Andrew Durnford, a free man of color, in which he records the supplies he purchased and the names of his suppliers, notes credits and debts incurred by his slaves, and records his daily activities.
    • Prosper Foy petition, 1833 February 28.

    • African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Saint Charles Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Saint Charles Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Charles Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Charles Parish.;...
    • Petition submitted by Prosper Foy attesting that Hyacinthe Raphael, a free woman of color, has sold or mortgaged her properties and slaves to secure funds to pay debts, but has not yet paid them. Document petitions judge for aid.
    • Marguerite emancipation record, 1788 February 3.

    • African Americans--History--18th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Creoles--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Slave records--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--Opelousas.; De Villiers, Joseph, born 1747.; Women...
    • A legal document in which Joseph de Villiers grants liberty to his slave, Marguerite, who is described as a mulatto. The document is in French.
    • Jean Baptiste emancipation record, 1788 August 1.

    • African Americans--History--18th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Creoles--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Slave records--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Racially mixed...
    • A legal document granting liberty to Jean Baptiste, described as a mulatto, after the death of his master, François Marine. The document is in French and is notarized by Nicolas Forstal.
    • Paul and Marie Mortimer land sale, 1847 December 18.

    • African Americans--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana.; Land titles--Registration and transfer--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans (La.)--History--19th...
    • The conveyance for a property on Phillipa (Dryades) Street in New Orleans sold by Paul Emile Mortimer and Marie Anastasia Estelle Mortimer to Mary Tinsley, a free woman of color. The document is in French, and a translation is included.
    • Juanita Cholan and Celestin Grevemberg land plat, 1800.

    • African Americans--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana.; Creoles--Louisiana.; African American women--Louisiana.; Louisiana--History--19th century.; Land tenure--Louisiana.; Women landowners--Louisiana.; Real property--Maps.;...
    • The plat (map) for the bordering lands of Juanita Cholan and Celestin Grevemberg, both free Creole women of color. The tracts were bounded on two sides by the land of Pedro Broussard; Juanita's land adjoined the Attacapas (Attakapas) River. On the...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • M. Lafon letter to Mayor Roufignac. 1820 June 14.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Lafon, Barthélémy, 1769-1820.
    • A letter to Mayor Roffignac from [Pierre Barthélémy?] Lafon, a free man of color, concerning money due him for a piece of property owned by the city. In French.
    • 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...
    • Council of the First Municipality of New Orleans bonds, 1843 May 8-1844 April 10.

    • Bonds--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; African Americans--History--19th century.; African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans (La.)--Emigration and...
    • Bonds of free people of color, who were permitted to reside in the First Municipality of New Orleans, 1843 May 8-1844 April 10. Fifty documents bound together. In the decades prior to the Civil War, government officials of Louisiana became more and...
    • Francisco Bouligny memorandum, 1776 September 1

    • Colonial administrators--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--18th century.; Spanish--Louisiana--History--18th century.; African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.--Louisiana.; Free African Americans--Louisiana.; African American women--Louisiana.;...
    • Memorandum regarding the instructions for the Governor-General of Louisiana, presented to Charles III at La Granja on the 1st of September 1776. Incomplete, unsigned copy, [written in the hand of Francisco Bouligny]. Captain Francisco Bouligny,...
    • Gilberto Leonard certificate, 1800 May 6

    • Colonial administrators--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century.; Spanish--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Choctaw Indians--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Lake...
    • Certificate issued by Gilberto Leonard (also known as “Gilbert), comptroller general of the Province of Louisiana, to Joseph Bogy. He certified that his office owed Joseph Bogy 228 reales in silver (28 Pesos 4 reales) for services rendered. Bogy...
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-02, 1806-1807.

    • Cotton trade--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Meullion, Jean Baptiste, 1763 or 4-1840.; Saint Landry Parish (La.); Slavery--Louisiana--History--19th...
    • Business records of Jean Baptiste Meullion comprising a bill of sale for his cotton account, a survey of his land, as well as receipts from M. Bunos and Joseph Balqu�, a free person of color. Documents are in French except for the land survey.
    • Ferdinand Percy court proceeding, 1828 February 5.

    • Court records--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Debtor and creditor--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Debt cancellation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Campanel, Barthelemy, died 1835.;...
    • A copy of a court proceeding concerning the disposal of debts that Ferdinand Percy owed to various persons, including Barthelemy Campanel, a free Creole of color. Having surrendered all of his property to his creditors, the court and his creditors...
    • Cane River collection. Folder 01-34, 1853.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American...
    • Legal and financial papers including slave bills of sale, mortgages, leases, land sales, and succession records all from 1853. Papers relating to free people of color include two mortgages granted by St. Cyr Metoyer to Jean Baptiste Metoyer, one...

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