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    • Marguerite emancipation record, 1788 February 3.

    • African Americans--History--18th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Slave records--Louisiana--Opelousas.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--Opelousas.; De Villiers, Joseph, born 1747.; Women slaves--Louisiana--Opelousas.;...
    • A legal document in which Joseph de Villiers grants liberty to his slave, Marguerite, who is described as a mulatto. In French.
    • 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, active 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.
    • Cane River collection, 1828.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American...
    • Primarily notarized documents including affidavits, bonds, land sales, slave bills of sale, and promissory notes signed in 1828 by Jean Pierre Marie Dubois, notary public of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Affidavits record the testimonies of Marie...
    • Cane River collection, 1830.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Land...
    • Notarized documents including land sales, slave bills of sale, court records, affidavits, estate and succession inventories, and statements of debt that were certified in 1830 by Charles Derance, notary public of Natchitoches Parish. A land sale...
    • Cane River collection, 1850.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Metoyer (Family :...
    • Various documents including summons, verdicts, notifications, account sheets, promissory notes, and letters all from 1850. Papers relating to free people of color include a procuration given by Louis Dominique Metoyer and Théodora Chagnon to Louis...
    • Cane River collection, 1851 June-December.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Metoyer (Family :...
    • Legal and financial papers including summons, mortgages, verdicts, account sheets, oaths, promissory notes, and marriage records from 1851. Papers relating to free people of color include a certificate, mortgage, and compromise belonging to [St....
    • Cane River collection, 1841.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Women...
    • Primarily notarized documents including land sales, slave bills of sale, financial statements, mortgage records, and receipts signed in 1841 by the Natchitoches Parish notary public. Papers relating to free people of color include the account sheet...
    • Cane River collection, 1848.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Women...
    • Primarily notarized documents including financial records, land sales, and a slave bill of sale signed in 1848 by the Natchitoches Parish notary public. Papers relating to free people of color include a land sale by Marie Marguerite LeComte to...
    • Cane River collection, 1849.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Women...
    • Various records including financial statements, letters, slave transactions, mortgages, and procurations from 1849. Papers relating to free people of color include the account statement of St. Cyr Metoyer and a donation of land by Marie Doralize...
    • Cane River collection, 1840.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American...
    • Primarily notarized documents including slave bills of sale, marriage contracts, land transactions, and financial records signed in 1840 by the Natchitoches Parish notary public. Papers relating to free people of color include the marriage contract...
    • Cane River collection, 1843.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Metoyer (Family : Natchitoches...
    • Primarily notarized documents including land transactions, mortgages, testimonies, promissory notes, and slave bills of sale, signed in 1843 by the Natchitoches Parish notary public. Papers relating to free people of color include a land sale by...
    • Cane River collection, 1842.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Metoyer (Family : Natchitoches...
    • Primarily financial records including account statements, invoices, lists of debts, promissory notes, and collection orders all from 1842. Papers relating to free people of color include minutes of a family assembly regarding the interests of the...
    • Cane River collection, 1845.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Metoyer (Family : Natchitoches...
    • Primarily notarized documents including mortgages, lists of debts, minutes from family meetings, testimonies, and land transactions, signed in 1844 by the Natchitoches Parish notary public. Papers relating to free people of color include the lease,...
    • Cane River collection, 1844 June-December.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Metoyer (Family : Natchitoches...
    • Primarily notarized documents including mortgages, slave bills of sale, financial records, and land transactions signed in 1844 by the Natchitoches Parish notary public. Papers relating to free people of color include a mortgage on enslaved persons...
    • Cane River collection, 1837.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Land titles--Registration and transfer--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Metoyer...
    • Notarized documents including land sales, slave bills of sale, succession records, and lists of debts, signed in 1837 by the Natchitoches Parish justice of the peace. Papers include a mortgage granted by Jacques Porter to Nerestan Roques, both free...
    • Cane River collection, 1846.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Slaves--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American...
    • Primarily notarized documents including land transactions, mortgages, collection orders, summons, and slave bills of sale, signed in 1846 by the Natchitoches Parish notary public. Papers relating to free people of color include: a lease on enslaved...
    • Cane River collection. Folder 01-28, 1847.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Slaves--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American...
    • Primarily notarized documents including slave bills of sale, oaths, estate inventories, collection orders, procurations, and financial records, signed in 1847 by the Natchitoches Parish notary public. Papers relating to free people of color include...
    • Cane River collection, 1853.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Slaves--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--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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