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    • 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.
    • Metoyer family papers. St. Clair Metoyer papers. Folder 01-03a, 1900-1904.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American farmers--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Cotton...
    • Financial papers belonging to St. Clair Metoyer include shipping receipts, account sheets, receipts for cotton sales from Julius Weis & Co., and invoices from Swift & Company, Shreveport, La. (1903-1927). Included is a letter from St. Clair Metoyer...
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-30, 1861-1865.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African...
    • Civil War era business records of Donat Meullion and his son, Antoine Alphonse. Includes an address by New Orleans Cotton Factors (commission merchants) recommending that plantation owners retain their crops until the blockade in New Orleans is...
    • William T. Johnson and family papers. Legal and financial documents. Folder 01-20, 1854-1859.

    • Free African Americans--Mississippi--Natchez.; African American women--Mississippi--Natchez.; African American families--Mississippi--Natchez.; African American plantation owners--Mississippi--Natchez.; Johnson, William, 1809-1851.; Johnson, Ann...
    • Legal and financial papers of the Johnson family for the years 1854-1859 include receipts and invoices for goods and services; receipts for rent; and tax receipts of Ann Battles Johnson, following the 1851 death of her husband William Johnson, a...
    • Atala Chelette and family papers. Folder 01-02, 1868-1879.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; General...
    • Chiefly bills, receipts, letters, and legal documents belonging to Louis Martin Joson, Joseph Pelagie, Joseph Perot, and other members of the Joson and Perot families. Legal documents include a subsistence supplies bond for Louis Martin Joson of...
    • John McDonogh papers. Folder 01-03, 1831-1834.

    • Louisiana--History--1803-1865.; Free African Americans--Louisiana.; McDonogh, John, 1779-1850.; Plantations--Louisiana--Management.; Slave trade--Louisiana.; Slave records--Louisiana.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana.; African...
    • Primarily letters written by Andrew Durnford to John McDonogh regarding personal and business matters. The letters document the illness and eventual death of Durnford's mother, the status of his sugar crops, the pricing of his livestock, and the...
    • William T. Johnson and family papers. Legal and financial documents. Folder 01-17, 1840-1848.

    • Free African Americans--Mississippi--Natchez.; African American women--Mississippi--Natchez.; African American families--Mississippi--Natchez.; Slaves--Emancipation--Mississippi--Natchez.; African American barbers--Mississippi--Natchez.; Child...
    • Legal and financial papers of the Johnson family for the years 1840-1848 include slave bills of sale, deeds of emancipation, freedom papers, deeds of conveyance, receipts, and other legal and financial documents. The papers are chiefly those of...
    • 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.
    • Miles Terrell and family papers. Papers. Folder 01b-03a, 1900-1905.

    • Free African Americans.; Women farmers--Louisiana--Rapides Parish.; Cotton farmers--Louisiana--Rapides Parish.; African American farmers--Louisiana--Rapides Parish.; African American families--Louisiana--Rapides Parish.; African American...
    • Materials consist of family letters, tax receipts, and a land conveyance for the sale of land in Rapides Parish. Letters discuss family news and upcoming family visits. Correspondents include Amos Terrell, Frank Terrell, Josephine Morgan, and...
    • John McDonogh papers. Folder 03-01, 1827-1845.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana.; McDonogh, John, 1779-1850.; Durnford, Andrew, 1800-1859..; Plantations--Louisiana--Management.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana.; African American farmers--Louisiana.; African American...
    • Letters written by Andrew Durnford to John McDonogh primarily concern the daily operations of the St. Rosalie sugar plantation. Other topics include the emancipation of slaves and the colonization of Liberia by former slaves. Some documents are...
    • St. Rosalie Plantation record book, 1840-1868.

    • Louisiana--History--1803-1865.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish.; McDonogh, John, 1779-1850.; Plantations--Louisiana--Management.; Slave records--Louisiana.; Durnford, Andrew, 1800-1859..; Sugar...
    • The record book for the St. Rosalie sugar plantation in Plaquemines Parish includes Andrew Durnford’s business transactions with John McDonogh, lists of slaves, cash accounts, and copies of a few letters concerning his son, Thomas, while a...
    • Cane River collection. Folder 01-06, 1825.

    • Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African...
    • Primarily legal documents notarized in the year 1825 by Jean Pierre Marie Dubois, justice of the peace of Natchitoches Parish; including land sales, slave bills of sale, emancipation records, appointments of proxies, successions, and estate...
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-06, 1819-1824.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--St. Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Meullion, Baptiste, 1763 or 4-1840.; Merchants--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Saint Landry Parish (La.); African American plantation...
    • Chiefly bills of sale for Jean Baptiste Meullion's accounts with the merchants Lauvi Toledano, Vincent Rillieux, M. Grol�e, and Gauron Chaumette. Also present is a letter from Garrigues de Flaugeac regarding their business with Lauvi Toledano....
    • Cane River collection. Folder 01-18, 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. Folder 01-25a, 1844 January-May.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Metoyer family.; African...
    • 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,...
    • Register of free colored persons entitled to remain in the state. Volume 3, 1859-1861.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaveholders--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans (La.). Office of the Mayor.; Legal documents.
    • The third volume of the Register of Free Colored Persons Entitled to Remain in the State was produced by the New Orleans Mayor's Office between 1859 and 1861. Free African Americans who were not born in the City of New Orleans, or who were born in...

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