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    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-22, 1838 September-December.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Meullion, Baptiste, 1763 or 4-1840.; Saint Landry Parish (La.); African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American...
    • A bill of sale for Baptiste Meullion's cotton account with Follain, Bellocq, and Degelos. Also, a letter from Aaron Dial, a free man of color, informing Baptiste of his move to Baton Rouge. The bill of sale is in French.
    • Charles-Pierre Lambert baptismal certificate, 1798 August 18.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaves--Emancipation--Saint-Domingue.; Lambert, Pierre Antoine, 1771-1827.; Lambert, Richard (Charles-Pierre), 1796-1862.; Lambert family.;...
    • A certificate verifying that Charles-Pierre Lambert was baptized at age two by Jean Baptiste-Joseph Lemaire and that Madame de St. Georges gave him to Monsieur Lambert, his natural father, who promised to set him free. The certificate is signed by...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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 Meullion papers. Folder 01-34, probably 1866.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Meullion, Antoine Alphonse, active 1849-1867.; Saint Landry Parish (La.); Letters.;...
    • A letter from Saizan to Alphonse Meullion requesting compensation of $300 and a visit from him the next Saturday. The letter may be related to a legal dispute between Saizan and Alphonse regarding land in Saint Landry Parish. The letter is in...
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-33, 1870.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Meullion family.; African American families--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Harte, Bret, 1836-1902--Poetry.; Chinese Americans in literature.;...
    • A newspaper clipping of the illustrated poem ""The Heathen Chinee"" by Francis Bret Harte, originally published in The Overland Monthly Magazine (September 1870).
    • Félicité Aurore Barbier Bouny emancipation petition, 1842 March.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Bouny family.; Slave records.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Bouny, Félicité Aurore Barbier,...
    • A petition for the emancipation of Coralie, a slave, aged 40, belonging to Félicité Aurore Barbier Bouny. The document certifies that the widow of Bouny is the owner of Coralie and that the latter was always ""respectful, obedient, and loyal to...
    • Charlotte emancipation petition, 1827 March 15.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.; Doussan, Honoré, 1784-186?; Slave records.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.; Women slaves--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.;...
    • A petition submitted March 15, 1827 requesting the emancipation of a slave named Charlotte, age 16. Certified April 25, 1827, the document grants her legal rights since no one opposed the petition in the required forty days. In French and English.
    • Slavery documents collection. Folder 01-05, 1847 April 20.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Slave records--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slavery--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Women slaves--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free...
    • A petition to emancipate the slave "Henrietta" filed by Philip Moore to execute the request of his late mother. Includes a testimonial by the witness Wheelock S. Upton for whom Henrietta worked as a washerwoman.
    • Louis Metoyer conveyance, 1823 June 4.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American families--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.;...
    • Act of conveyance for sale of a tract of land on the Red River in Natchitoches, LA by Louis Metoyer to his nephew, Jean Baptiste Augustin Metoyer. The document is written in French.
    • Bernard Marigny and Anna Mathilde Morales mortgage, 1836 July 5

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana.; African American women--Louisiana.; Plantation owners--Louisiana.; African American landowners--Louisiana.; Slaveholders--Louisiana.; Land titles--Registration and transfer--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African...
    • Act of mortgage granted by Bernard Marigny and his wife, Anne Mathilde Morales, to the Citizens' Bank of Louisiana. Before Notary Public Théodore Seghers in New Orleans, Marigny and his wife declared that, by an act passed on 1836 June 27, Marigny...
    • 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.
    • City of New Orleans order to pay, 1818 November 7.

    • Municipal government--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans--History--19th century.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African Americans--History--19th century.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Macarty, Augustin Francois de, 1774-1844.; Mountreuil,...
    • An order from the mayor's office to the treasury to reimburse Rosette Montreuil, a free Creole woman of color, for the work of her slave, Michel. The document is signed by the mayor of New Orleans, Augustin Macarty, and is written in French.
    • City of New Orleans order to pay, 1818 March 5.

    • Municipal government--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans--History--19th century.; African Americans--History--19th century.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Macarty, Augustin Francois de, 1774-1844.; Mountreuil, Rosette, flourished 1818.;...
    • An order from the mayor's office to the treasury to reimburse Rosette Montreuil, a free woman of color, for the work of her slave, Michel, who is described as a mulatto. The document is signed by the mayor of New Orleans, Augustin Macarty; and is...
    • 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...
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-21, 1838 March-July.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Meullion, Baptiste, 1763 or 4-1840.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American...
    • Bills of sale for Baptiste Meullion's account with the merchant firm and general store, Follain Fux Company; and Belarie Meullion's cotton account with the comission merchant firm Bellocq Noblem and Company. Also present is a letter from Julien...
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-18, 1835 June.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Meullion, Baptiste, 1763 or 4-1840.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American...
    • Bills of sale for Baptiste Meullion's accounts with the merchant firm, Miramond O'Duhigg Company (for sugar) and the general store, Follain Fux Company (for dry-goods). Documents are in French.
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-27, 1844-1847.

    • 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...
    • Bills of sale for Bellazaire Meullion's dry-goods account with François Neda, a white merchant; and her cotton account with Follain & Bellocq, a New Orleans merchant firm. Documents are in French.
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-14, 1833 April-June.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Meullion, Baptiste, 1763 or 4-1840.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American...
    • Bills of sale for Jean Baptiste Meullion's sugar account with Miramond O'Duhigg Company, a merchant firm in New Orleans, and for his shipping account with A. Ozere. Also present is a letter from M. Donatfuxe containing news from his village. All...

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