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Criminal Court of the First District

Court Docket Number Title Date Description Notes Box Folder
Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs Catherine Long 1820 Recognizance of Long, charged with assaulting and beating Lucy Shelby. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 8c
Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs John Colbert, f.m.c. 1820 Recognizance of Joseph Capdebo and Leonard Wiltz to appear and testify for the State against Colbert for assaulting and beating Capdebo. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 8a
Criminal Court of the First District

1831 Recognizance of Theodore and Ferdinand Dubois, charged with assault and battery Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 8h
Criminal Court of the First District

1831 Bond for Choutoun Louis Montesquieux to appear and answer to charges that he assaulted and beat Louis Lioutaud. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 7b
Criminal Court of the First District

1831 Bond for Joseph Descoudreaux for insulting and threatening two wite men. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 7c
Criminal Court of the First District

1831 Bond for William Bell for assault and battery on Ursin Laurent. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 7d
Criminal Court of the First District

1831 Bond of Thomas Fisher for larceny, assault, and battery. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 7j
Criminal Court of the First District

1831 Bond of E. H. Ridgway, Barney Highland, and William D. Anderson for appearance before the Court to testify for the State in the case of Augustus Carr for larceny. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 7g
Criminal Court of the First District

1831 Recognizance of James Purdy, Owen Lloyd, Samuel Jobson, John Kelly, and George Davis to testify against Micael Morgan for assault and battery on Purdy. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 8i
Criminal Court of the First District

1831 Recognizance of Adolph Flechieux, charged with stealing demijohns and bottles from Leriche. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 8f
Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs James Connor 1831 Recognizance of Daniel Chace, James Taylor, and John Adams as witnesses for the State against Connor, charged with larceny. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 8d
Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs John Berry 1831 Signed (with X) statement of Catherine Munhall that she and her two-year old infant were assaulted and beaten by Berry. Three witnesses are listed. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 7e
Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs Jose Perez 1831 Signed statement of Alexander J. Hahn, living on board a flatboat just above the steamboat landing, that Perez stole from him a watch, chain, and seals valued at $30. A witness, Alexander Campbell, from the same flatboat, is also listed on the page. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 7h
Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs Patrick Durel, f.m.c. 1831 Signed statement of Frederick Sommers that Durel had called him "a damned son of a bitch" and other insulting things. Two witnesses are listed on the document. Also included is an order to the Sheriff to hold Durel and bring him before the Court for insulting a white person. A note on the reverse states that Durel had gone to St. John the Baptist Parish.
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Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs Philip Nott 1831 Signed statement of Francois Sainte Pe, overseer of Dugue Livaudais's plantation in Jefferson Parish, that two of Livaudais's slaves stole beef or pork from the plantation and brought it into Faubourg Lafayette where it was found in Nott's possession. The statement was made before Horatio Davis, a Jefferson Parish Justice of the Peace. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 7i
Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs William England 1831 Signed statement of William H. Whittaker, Robert Mitchell, and Andrew Grierson that they were assaulted and beaten by England. Mitchell and Grierson were ship masters. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 8b
Criminal Court of the First District

1832 Bond for the appearance of Alexis Celestin (fmc) charged with striking an individual with a sword and wounding him in the face. Miscellaneous documents (Folder 22) 32 34b
Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs J. W. Melder 1837 Two statements, one signed, of Louise Barth that Melder refused to pay her full price ($4) for clothes she had washed for him. He then beat and choked her. The name John Vincent also appears on one of the items, possibly a witness. Melder lived on Levee St. near Spain. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 7f
Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs Leopold Lavigne 1837 Recognizance, charged with assaulting and beating. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 8g
Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs J. A. Tocca 1844 Recognizance of Tocca, charged with "opposition to law." Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 8e
Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs James Jones 1846 Affidavit for continuance of trial pending arrival of a witness on behalf of Jones. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 7a
Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs Richard Green, f.m.c. 1827 Involving the theft of wine and Green's possession of the stolen property. Included are signed statements of several witnesses. Green appears to have been claiming that he had not stolen the wine, but had purchased it.
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Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs Edward Cannon 1839 He was accused of stealing a shirt and a pocket handkerchief from Jean Montel, whose signed statement before the Recorder of the First Municipality is included. It names other witnesses, but none of their testimony is present in the record.
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Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs John B. Noland 1842 He was charged with harboring Hannah, the runaway slave of Domingo Cazales, and Matilda, a runaway slave belonging to the estate of Joseph Chave. Included are signed statements of several witnesses, some of whom noted Noland's claim that Matilda was free and had her papers. He plead not guilty to the charges and the matter was later nol prossed.
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Criminal Court of the First District
State of Louisiana vs James D. Mix 1844 Opinion of Judge Canonge on a motion on arrest of judgment. Mix was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.
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Criminal Court of the First District 48 State of Louisiana vs Jacob Haight 1834 Signed statement of Harris Blood, before Mayor Denis Prieur, that he had hired Haight to watch hay on the levee with orders not to sell any, but Haight did sell eight bales and kept the money for himself. The case number (48) is questionable, but does appear on the reverse of the document.
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Criminal Court of the First District 96
1841 Order for the Sheriff to demand payment of the judgment and court costs from William Cockburn and Michael Kearney. Miscellaneous documents (Folder 22) 32 34g
Criminal Court of the First District 104 State of Louisiana vs John McDonald 1837 He was accused of stealing a load of planks.
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Criminal Court of the First District 121
1841 Order to the Sheriff to demand payment of the judgment and costs in an unnamed case before the Court from P. S. Sherwood and Eliza Procter. Miscellaneous documents (Folder 22) 32 34a
Criminal Court of the First District 9488 State of Louisiana vs Vincent V. Terry 1843 He was accused of assault and battery on G. A. Crowell by hitting him with a cane.
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