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Court Docket Number Title Date Description Notes Box Folder
Third Justice's Court


Signed statement by Joseph Kutcher that he was naturalized in 1863, but lost his papers and now wants to reregister. Miscellaneous documents (Folder 11) 30 11a
Third Justice's Court

1874 Oath of John Maghar that he lost his Union Army discharge papers but desired to become a citizen. Probably related to his interest in registering to vote. Miscellaneous documents (Folder 15) 32 27h
Third Justice's Court

1874 Oath of James Short that he lost his Union Army discharge papers but desired to become a citizen. Probably related to his interest in registering to vote. Miscellaneous documents (Folder 15) 32 27g
Third Justice's Court

1874 Oath of Henry Binger that his Union Army discharge papers were in possession of the bounty or claims office in Washington. Probably related to his interest in registering to vote. Miscellaneous documents (Folder 16) 32 28a
Third Justice's Court

1906 Note signed by Mrs. Frank Burck giving the liberty of leaving the state for thirty days to Timothy Callaghan, December 5, 1906. Miscellaneous documents (Folder 12) 30 12b
Third Justice's Court 1417 J. H. Sherman vs Charles Otto & Augustus Reine, his security 1853 Claim of $50 for rent of #17 St. Charles for the month of February (bill attached). Two witnesses are names, but no testimony appears in the record. Judgment was for the defendants, but Sherman appealed, apparently to the First District Court in suit #8813.
17 30
Third Justice's Court 2711 Benjamin Taylor vs R. Steptoe 1867 Claim of $60 for thirty-three days of work at $2.50/day. Steptoe replied that he owed Taylor only $15 for twenty-five days at $1.50, less $22 already paid. Judgment was for the plaintiff, but Steptoe appealed to the Third District Court
17 8
Third Justice of the Peace


Undated testimony in the investigation of a fire at 196 Dryades Street. The court is uncertain.
31 5
Sixth Justice of the Peace for the Right Bank of the Mississippi River

1865 Mittimus for Charles Cutler alias King to be brought to prison for safe keeping until called by First District Court for horse stealing. Miscellaneous documents--Folder 8 26 2b
Seventh Justice's Court
Isaac Bloom vs Frederick Schonekas 1872 Petition for an injunction to prevent his property from being seized and sold to satisfy a judgment in Schonekas vs Bloom, #443 in the same court. Also includes the answer of Schonekas. The Third District Court apparently heard an appeal from the original suit.
31 27
Seventh Justice's Court
State vs Harriet Campbell 1878 Charged with perjury in State vs Adam Yancy. The Court ordered her to post bond before the Second Judicial District Court Miscellaneous documents--Folder 6 25 3a
Seventh Justice's Court
State vs Mr. [John C.] Miller 1879 Affidavit for interfering with an officer along with his appearance bond. The case was sent up to Second Judicial District Court.
30 25
Seventh Justice's Court
State vs Ed Hickey 1879 Affidavit for false imprisonment as charged by James Howarth who Hickey had arrested for possession of stolen property. Also included is Howarth's signed statement and Hickey's appearance bond. The matter was sent to Second Judicial District Court and was later dismissed by the District Attorney.
30 24
Seventh Justice's Court
State vs Frank P. Haas 1879 Affidavit for assault & battery along with Haas's appearance bond.
31 12
Second Justice of the Peace 7078 George Barrett vs Capt. Gregory and owners of the steamer Belle Creole 1849 Claim of $85, balance due for his service as a carpenter (account attached to the record).
17 7
First Justice's Court

1860 Judgments in several suits brought by individuals against the Steamboat Ashland, its captain, and owners.
32 10
First Justice's Court
State vs Michael Condran 1871 Charged with perjury stemming from the suit of J. J. O'Hara vs Michael Condran, #6880 in the same court. The affidavit notes that Condran was committed to First District Court for trial. There is also a note by the clerk of that court indicating that the matter was dismissed on May 4, 1872.
30 5
First Justice of the Peace
State vs Marshall Green 1868 Charged with stealing corn. Includes statements of several witnesses (and a related bond), constable's bill for costs, arrest warrant, and Green's appearance bond. Accompanied by an envelope suggesting that the matter went up to First District Court, with a note by an Assistant District Attorney relative to the charge.
26 5
First Justice of the Peace 2698 Maggie Seymour vs J. W. Frellsen 1878 Involving attempts to collect debt and judgment. The constable active in the matter, P. D. Carstens, signed several documents. No details of the debt are included in the record.
15 30
Fifth Justice of the Peace
State vs Curtis Harris 1868 Charged with perjury in a case before Judge Eugene McCarthy. Includes the charge, a motion by the defendant to First District Court for the case to be discontinued, and signed statements of several witnesses. Accompanied by an envelope with the names of witnesses and marked, "Dead docket."
28 22
Fifth Justice of the Peace
State vs Rose Reynolds, Priscilla Doulon, and Mrs. McGhann 1874 The three women were charged with using abusive language towards Dan Sullivan. The Justice of the Peace ordered them to pay court costs and give bond, or go to jail. An unsigned statement appears to allege extortion by the Justice. Accompanied by receipts for payment of the detailed court costs.
28 4

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