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State of Louisiana vs John Brand 1831 Bond of John Brand to appear in the Criminal Court to answer to the offense charged by Francisque Macias. The names of five individuals, probably witnesses, all in the Faubourg Lafayette, also appear on the document. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 5a
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Isaac N. Marks vs Duncan Hennen 1837 Documents from a suit filed to secure payment of $219.60 for a protested note.
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1831 Signed statement of Samuel Spotts that on December 28, 1831, seven slaves were illegally imported into the port of New Orleans aboard the schooner Andrew Jackson. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 5c
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State of Louisiana vs Henry Crackland and John Middleton 1831 Signed statements of two witnesses to the beating of Elias Smith by Middleton, assisted by Crackland, April 18, 1831. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 5b
City Court 118 Madame Widow Smith vs John Roach, f.m.c. 1826 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Charles Maurian. She claimed $62.33 due for hire of her slave by Roach for 3 1/2 months at $12 per month. There is reference to several witnesses by name, including another free man of color, but no testimony is included. Apparently Maurian's decision was first appealed to Parish Court #601 in 1822 and was still active when the court system changed in 1825.
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City Court 148 State of Louisiana vs Andrew Kirk 1832 Search warrant issued in response to the request of John R. Pulley who claimed that Kirk was in possession of a quantity of stolen pork. Pulley's signed request is on the same document. On the reverse is the Marshall's return, stating that he did find five barrels of pork in Kirk's house on New Levee St. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 5d
City Court 234 State of Louisiana vs Jim 1812 Jim, a runaway slave of A. Bienvenu, was charged with persuading, encouraging, and advising several other slaves to insurrection. He was found guilty and sentenced to death, but the jury recommended him to the Executive for a commutation of his sentence to thirty-nine lashes in the public square, followed by a year in irons in the employment of his master. He was also to be present at the execution of Lindor on Bienvenu's plantation.
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City Court 239 State vs Capitaine, slave of Durand 1812 Charged with inciting Lindor, slave of Mr. Bienvenu, and other slaves to insurrection. Sentenced to death with recommendation that the Executive commute the sentence to thirty-four lashes by the hangman at the public square. He was also to be present, in irons, at the execution of Lindor on Bienvenu's plantation.
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City Court 406 John Philips vs Captain Langdon 1827 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Suit for payment of balance due for wages as a sailor on the brig Motion on which he served for seven months at $16 per month. Also included is a petition of John Payson, a merchant, acting as Langdon's agent, asking for the testimony of Henry Jackson, a mariner, that Philips had been paid what was due. One document is marked as #407.
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City Court 407 C. Dunlap vs Captain Langdon 1827 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Suit for payment of balance due for wages as a sailor on the brig Motion on which he served for seven months at $16 per month. Also included is a petition of John Payson, a merchant, acting as Langdon's agent, asking for the testimony of Joseph Espadd, Consul at Campeche, that Dunlap had been paid what was due. One document is marked as #406.
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City Court 520 M. G. Cullen vs Samuel C. Young 1807 Only the defendant's answer, denying indebtedness, is present. No details are included in the record.
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City Court 524 Pignon vs Bernard Marigny 1807 Only Marigny's answer is present. He denies indebtedness. No details are included in the record.
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City Court 541 Madame Goodwin et al. vs Francois Langlois 1807 Mrs. Goodwin acted as executrix of her late husband John Chesnau and as tutrix of their infant children. She was joined in the suit by her husband, John Goodwin. She claimed that, in 1799, Langlois had requested, by written order (attached) that John Chesnau furnish his mulatto girl with whatever goods she needed, up to $100 in value. Chesnau also loaned $200 to Langlois, who refuses to pay either amount. A detailed account of the merchandise sold to the mulatto girl is also included in the record. Judgment was rendered in favor of the defendant.
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City Court 542 James Carrick vs Joseph & Adelaide Laconte Piernas 1807 Claim of $100 due on an unpaid promissory note (attached) made in 1796. The note, in French, mentions a deerskin and also includes the word "picaillon." Included is an affidavit by Mrs. Piernas, along with her separate answer denying the indebtedness.
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City Court 543 James Holtz vs Captain Patterson of the Moses Gill 1807 Holtz claimed that James Patterson took possession of his mulatto slave, Adam. He demands return of the slave or payment of his value, $1000.
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City Court 544 Ferdinand Percy, Jr. vs Barthelemy Lafon 1807 Involving a debt of $115.42. No details are included in the record.
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City Court 545 C. J. Lerroux vs L. B. Gireaudeau 1807 Lerroux's horse went missing, and he was forced to sell the cart that it pulled and the slave who drove it. He later found the horse in the possession of an individual who had purchased it from Gireaudeau. Larroux sought $300 in damages. Judgment was for the plaintiff, but the defendant appealed.
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City Court 546 Louis Chauvin vs Pierre la Bretoniere 1807 Bretoniere was syndic of Chauvin's creditors. Chauvin claimed that his plantation ("on the road to Gentilly, about three leagues" from the city), including slaves and livestock, brought less money at auction than its fair value, due to Bretoniere's failure to properly advertise the sale. That, and accusations of fraud, were denied by Bretoniere, who suggest that Chauvin had hidden the slaves and animals, and that was the reason for the low sale figure.
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City Court 548 Jeremiah Clapoole vs Ignatius Pigman 1807 Demand for payment of $446.38 due from a draft made by Pigman on John Staley in Morgantown, Virginia. The draft (included in the record) called for payment "in dry goods at Morgantown at an advance of twenty five per cent on the Baltimore price."
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City Court 549 Laurent Segur vs Bartholomew Bosque 1807 Demand for $1200 "and upwards," the amount still due on a sale of thirteen masts at $160 each.
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City Court 550 Joseph Faurie & Co. vs Berge 1807 Claim for $310 due for the sale of a "new negro girl" for which defendant has refused to pay. He answered that he ought not to pay because the woman, at the time of the sale, was "afflicted with a mortal disease, to wit, an abcess in the breast which was well known to the petitioner" and from which she later died.
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City Court 551 Anne Jones vs Stephen Gorton 1807 Claim of $210 for rental of a house at $35/month from October 1806-March 1807 (no address given).
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City Court 552 Edward Brooks & John P. Sanderson, Syndics vs A. Miller 1807 Claim for $154.50, balance due for merchandise sold to Miller by John Crawford (copy of the itemized account is included). The plaintiffs were syndics of Crawford's creditors.
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City Court 554 John McLeod vs James Mains 1807 A claim of $827.36 for goods and merchandise sold and delivered to Mains. Included is an affidavit signed by James Johnston, stating that Mains was living outside the territory but that his debt to McLeod was real and the suit justified. Judgment was for the plaintiff.
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City Court 558 The Mulatto Magloire vs John Delasize 1807 Delasize, Magloire's "ancient master," had contracted with him for his liberty in return for payment of $1000. Magloire states that he paid half when the contract was made, and the other half at a later date, but that Delasize refuses to give him his liberty.
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City Court 559 Syndics of Crawford vs John Myers 1807 Myers' answer in the suit, stating that neither Crawford or, later, the syndics, had ever requested payment from him. He stated that he was prepared to settle whatever was due from him and asked that the suit be dismissed.
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City Court 561 John Morris vs Robert Bains 1807 A claim for $413.32 that Bains promised to pay. Bains (or Baynes) stated that he had tried to pay the money to Thomas Urquhart, attorney for Morris, but he had refused to accept it. Bains asked to be allowed to pay the debt and to have the suit dismissed. Urquhart earlier had claimed that Bains was about to leave the territory and asked the court to attach his property to secure payment.
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City Court 565 Harvey Elkins vs Thomas 1807 Claim for $120.
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City Court 569 Joseph Labie vs Francois Parent 1807 Claim of $150 on a note made to his slave, Flore, which Parent refused to pay. The petition starts with the words, "The petition of Joseph Labie in his proper name and in the name of Flore Labie, his slave living in this city." Judgment was for the plaintiff and Parent appealed.
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City Court 591 Hunt & Smith vs John M. Alston 1807 Claim for $1454.32 1/4 (details of the debt are included). Included are affidavits from two men who agreed with the claim and also that Alston was not a resident of the Orleans Territory Judgment was for the plaintiff. The sheriff asked for permission to sell a barge that was part of Alston's property seized by court order, the cotton that had been aboard having already been delivered to Hunt & Smith.
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City Court 602 Thomas Duroche dit Castillon vs Pacques Pecau, testamentary executor of the late Martin Munier dit Dubois 1806 Duroche stated that he was born in 1769, son of Andre Duroche and Martin Meunier [probably Jeanne Martin Meunier, whose probate record dated from 1806]. He claimed half of his mother's estate along with sisters Jeanne and Catherine. The estate included a lot with a house on St. Louis and Dauphine. Duroche noted that he lived on the other side of the Lake in Spanish territory.
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City Court 607 Pierre Louis Joly vs Andre Brey 1807 Joly claimed $121 owed on the sale of the vessel L'Esperance. Judgment was in his favor, but he claimed that Brey was about to leave the territory and asks that his property be seized. The sheriff did seize the vessel. Brey's promissory note is included in the record.
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City Court 611 Louis Tabary vs Bernard Marigny 1807 Tabary, director of the new playhouse, claimed $1000 owed him by Marigny for his subscription in the theatre enterprise.
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City Court 612 Louis Tabary vs Hilaire Boutet 1807 Tabary, director of the new playhouse, claimed $1000 owed him by Boutet for his subscription in the theatre enterprise.
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City Court 629 James Alexander vs John Palfrey 1807 Alexander, an attorney, was hired by Palfrey, a merchant, in a District Court matter against the schooner Ranger and its cargo. He was to be paid a retainer fee of $100 and a contingent fee of $400. Palfrey paid the $100 but refused to pay the $400 even though the suit was completed in his favor. Judgment was in favor of the plaintiff. Included in the record is a statement signed by Edward Livingston acknowledging that Alexander had assisted him in the Ranger suit in two arguments and "that during the absence of Mr. Alexander in the Atlantic states nothing occurred on the said cause to require his personal attendance or professional exertion.
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City Court 688 De La Bigarre 1807 Petition of Blaise Cenas, Bartholeme Lafon, Lacarriere Latour (executors of Peter De La Bigarre) and Edward Livingston for the appointment of appraisers of his batture property. A copy of De La Bigarre's will is attached. Also included is the articles of agreement between Livingston and the executors for sale and partition of the property.
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City Court 690 Pelagie Philipon, veuve Pedro Cowly vs Blaise Puche 1807 She claimed that her slave, Baptiste, a runaway, was found in the city. She brought him to the jail (Puche was the jailer) because she could not deal with him on her own. She claimed tht Baptiste was allowed to escape again, and asked for his return or for payment of his $600 value. Puche answered in detail regarding Baptiste and the city works. Judgment was for the defendant.
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City Court 701 Saunders Hornbrook vs C. and A. Aldrich 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Hubert. Hornbrook claimed $50 for damages and expenses incurred when the Aldriches failed to honor their agreement to purchase a lot of hogs. Included is an unusually detailed record of the trial proceedings along with the signed testimony of several witnesses. Some documents in the record are marked City Court, some Parish Court, and one Court of Appeals.
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City Court 802 William St. More vs Madame Loiseau 1807 Claim for $196 and a lot of merchandise (list included) delivered to her.
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City Court 1190 Sophie Dussuau vs Catherine Jordan 1831 Appeal from Associate Judge B. Beauregard. Demand for $42 for nursing the defendant's slave for twelve days at $2/day (account included). Several witnesses for the plaintiff are identified, but no testimony is present. Original judgment was for the plaintiff.
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City Court 1563 Archibald Brooks vs Archibald McCorkell 1809 Suit for payment of a bill of exchange for $200 dated in 1798. It was to be paid by the firm of Troup & Ryckman in New York, but that concern failed before Brooks could demand payment. R. D. Shepherd served as security for McCorkell, so his property (Ship Joseph and Oleda(?)) was attached to secure payment to Brooks.
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City Court 1633 Pierre Seuzenau vs Josephine Maxent, wife of Osorno 1810 Involving repairs to her house on Hospital Street in 1809. A detailed bill is included. The record is marked "Parish Court."
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City Court 2138 Samuel S. Slack vs Schooner Cannon and Captain E. L. Petit 1833 Slark, as liquidating partner of F. Prentiss & Co., sued Petit and the owners of the vessel for non-payment of a bill for food and other provisions. An itemized bill for the goods is included.
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City Court 2764 Joseph Forman vs Thomas M. Winn 1811 Forman, of Concordia Parish, claimed $493 on a note made in 1810, payable to William Parker, then endorsed by John Cummins, then by Reuben McGinty, and finally by Forman. The note is attached to the record. The matter was settled on advice of Mr. Hannen.
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City Court 3018 Charles Fonterman vs Campbell & Hatch 1838 Appeal from Associate Judge William Grivot. Involving a claim for $130 damages for non-compliance with a contract for the sale of a lot of cheese. Several witnesses are named, but no transcripts of testimony are included. A discussion about the quality of the cheese and an adjustment in its valuation is noted, and judgment for the plaintiff was made in the reduced amount of $65. The defendants appealed. The original suit before Grivot was under #9263. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 5e
City Court 3547 Andre Villamil vs Ezechiel Fleming 1813 Included is an account current between the two showing amounts paid for Fleming's lodging, food, clothing, and lessons.
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City Court 3847 Y. McDaniel vs Louis Rousse 1824 Involved a dispute over possession and ownership of the keelboat McCullough. Included are signed statements of several witnesses to the constable's sale at which rousse purchased the vessel. There is considerable detail in the testimonies. Also included is a statement of repairs done to the boat by Rousse.
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City Court 7363 Veuve Ramon Otera vs Santiago Collado 1833 Appeal from Associate Judge J. Bermudez. Claim for $30.30 1/2 for being deprived of the use of her slave (Virginie) for seven days at $2/day, for $7 in doctor's visits ($1/visit for seven visits), and $9.37 1/2 for medicine, all "on account of beating said slave." The defendant claimed that the beatings were justified by "the insults offered to him by said slave, insults no doubt ensuing from the intimacy that existed between him and the said slave, they being reported to have lived together as man and wife." Several witnesses are named for each party, but no testimony is present. Included is a copy of Mrs. Otero's account along with the pharmacy bill for the medicine.
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City Court 8281 Peter Ogier vs John Green 1833 Appeal from Associate Judge J. Bermudez. Claim for $52 for sixteen casks of lime for Green's house in Faubourg Livaudais at $3.25/cask (account included). There is reference to a witness for the plaintiff, but no testimony is included. The original judgment was for the plaintiff in the amount of $48.
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City Court 8282 Mary L. Spooner vs Joseph K. Mead 1834 Appeal from Associate Judge J. Bermudez. Claim of $95 for services of her and her servants rendered to Mead while he was sick and renting rooms from her (bill included). Original ruling was in favor of the defendant.
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City Court 8284 R. Love vs H. L. Harper 1834 Appeal from Associate Judge J. Bermudez. Love claimed that Harper had received a $100 bill that was his property but Harper claimed that he had lost it previously. Several witnesses for the plaintiff are named, but no testimony is present. Harper's note explaining his claim in included. Original judgment was for the plaintiff..
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City Court 8285 Andrew C. Murphy vs Charles L. Worrall 1834 Appeal from Associate Judge J. Bermudez. Demand for a gun or its value ($75). Witnesses for both parties are named, but no testimony is present. The original judgment was for the plaintiff.
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City Court 8286 Bellifine Bardonville vs James Powell 1835 Appeal from Associate Judge J. Bermudez. Claim for $16 for rent of a house (account included). Powell claimed that only owed $12, but after hearing a witness for the plaintiff, the judge ruled in favor of Bardonville.
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City Court 8287 Isaac L. McCoy vs James Roach 1833 Appeal from Associate Judge J. Bermudez. Claim of $48 for commission on the sale of properties at auction, coffee house fees, and advertising (copy of bill included). Original verdict was in favor of the plaintiff.
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City Court 8288 John Magee vs Madame Leaumont 1834 Appeal from Associate Judge J. Bermudez. Demand for seizure of a bedstead and three mattresses. Original verdict in favor of the defendant.
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City Court 8290 Thomas Shields vs James Poole 1834 Appeal from Associate Judge J. Bermudez. Claim of $100 for damages due to a malicious prosecution before Judge Gallien Preval that resulted in Shields being imprisoned for three days. There is reference to three witnesses for the plaintiff, but no testimony is present. The original judgment was for the plaintiff in the amount of $15.
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City Court 8292 Robbins, Granger & Co. vs D. L. Beecher 1835 Appeal from Associate Judge J. Bermudez. Claim for $56.08. The plaintiff failed to support his case and judgment was in favor of the defendant. Included is a document showing that the plaintiffs sought testimony from witnesses residing in New York.
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City Court 8293 E. Guion vs R. O. Pritchard and the Washington Hotel & owners 1833 Appeal from Associate Judge J. Bermudez. Claim for $45 for three months service of he slave Tom at the Washington Hotel. The testimony of L. Boyer is included along with Guion's account. The original judgment was for the plaintiff.
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City Court 8294 Anthony Rasch vs Edmund Rouvert 1834 Appeal from Associate Judge J. Bermudez. Demand for $35 for a gold ring, two pair bottle stands, and 1/2 dozen silver spoons bought at Rasch's Jewellry and Fancy Store, 75 Chartres St. (bill included). A witness for the plaintiff is named, but no testimony is included. The original judgment was for the plaintiff.
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City Court 8295 Isaac J. Woods vs Nicolas Sardo 1833 Appeal from Associate Judge J. Bermudez. Claim for $96.98 due on a promissory note made in 1832. Sardo alleged that Woods had obtained his signature on the note through fraud. The judge was not satisfied by the defense and thus ruled in favor of the plaintiff
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City Court 8296 William E. Murphy vs John Hoffman 1834 Appeal from Associate Judge J. Bermudez. Demand for $15.62 1/2 for coal and transport of coal (bill included). Several witnesses are mentioned, but no testimony is present. Original ruling was in favor of the plaintiff.
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City Court 8507 Veuve Quemper vs Mr. Barreau 1835 Appeal from Associate Judge Ed. Rawle. Demand for $48 for instruction and room & board of Barreau's two children, Phillipe and Rosa (account included). Witnesses for the plaintiff are named, but no testimony is included. Original verdict was for the plaintiff.
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City Court 11227 E. C. Storm vs John McHenry
Appeal from Associate Justice O. P. Jackson. Claim for $87.50 on a protested note that McHenry was unable to pay when asked to do so.
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City Court (Insolvents Docket) 165 Louis Sejour vs his creditors 1811 Includes a list of his debts and the record of a meeting of his creditors.
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City Court (Insolvents Docket) 352 Antoine Larionda vs his creditors 1812 Includes several accounts listing creditors and some details of debts owed. Also includes several Supreme Court decisions on appeals by creditors not satisfied with the lower court's decision. 2 folders 16 4
City Court (Insolvents Docket) 368 James Blackburn vs his creditors 1812 Includes a list of debts and credits to Blackburn. Also includes the record of a meeting of his creditors.
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