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1814 Change of domicile by James Norton from St. Helena Parish to New Orleans Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 6l
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Nathaniel Cox vs J. F. Jacob 1815 Appeal from their suit in the Parish Court. No docket number on the record 10 3
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J. F. Miller vs J. B. Desdunes 1823 Appeal of a judgment for $475 in Parish Court #2905. No docket number on the record 10 16
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Jean Sapia, agent of Baptiste Giraud vs Capt. Michel Maher 1823 Signed statement of John Giraudel in an appeal case, apparently from Justice of the Peace LeGardeur de Tilly, referring to when he was in Havana and Giraud sought passage to New Orleans. This apparently involved the desertion of Giraud from Maher's (or Miles) ship. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 6n
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1830 Change of domicile by Louis Eugene Joseph D'huart from New York City to New Orleans Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 6m
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1830 Change of domicile by Louis Lessassier from New Orleans to St. Tammany Parish Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 6i
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1830 Declaration of intention to become a citizen by Laussat Aimable Dirive Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 6j
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1830 Change of domicile by John Nelder from St. Tammany Parish to New Orleans Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 6k
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1840 Change of domicile by Allen James from Jackson, Mississippi to Orleans Parish Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 6g
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Emancipation of Slave Celestin 1840 Petition by Pierre and Clarisse Hazeur that notices of their intent to emancipate Celestin be posted. He was a griff, aged about thirty-three. No docket number on the record 11 34
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A. Barbarosso vs His Creditors 1841 Documents mostly dealing with the sale of real estate and other property left by Amedee Barbarosso, f.m.c., to his creditors. Includes detailed lists of merchandise (food, wine, tobacco, etc.) and legal descriptions of the land. Sales took place from stores (apparently formerly belonging to Barbarosso) at the corner of Hospital and Gallatin and on Old Levee between Hospital and Barracks, as well as from the Sheriff's facilit on Orleans opposite the Theatre d'Orleans. Other items in the record document expenses incurred throughout the creditor proceedings, including advertisement of the sales. No docket number on the record 11 53
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1842 Change of domicile by Francois Reibard to New Orleans Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 6h
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1842 Notice of intention to emancipate the slave Jean Baptiste, a nineteen-year old mulatto, by G. Correjoles, testimentary executor of Marie Louise, alias Pegnon Thomassin, September 23, 1842. On the reverse is the clerk's note that there was no opposition to the emancipation and authorizing an act of manumission. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 6c
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J. M. Ducros, syndic of Petitpain vs J. Kohn, syndic of Frederick Frey 1843 Extract from the minutes of the court showing an order for Kohn to bring Frey & Co.'s books to trial, especially documents relating to the sale of property by E. Solyman, a member of the firm, during 1836 & 1837. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 6b
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Paul Dorfeuille vs his wife, Leda Courcelle 1844 She abandoned the matrimonial domicile two months prior to the suit and took their two year old daughter, Celeste Leda, with her. He asks the court to order their return.
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John William W. Mitchell vs Josephine Young, his wife 1845 Mitchell claimed that his wife had committed adultery and later left him and abandoned his house to live in public concubinage in the city of New Orleans. He asks for a divorce. No docket number on the record 11 38
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1817 Documents relating to the commission of Boibelleaud as Constable.
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1817 Documents relating to the commission of John Snee(?) as Constable.
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In the matter of Jacques Moulon vs his creditors 1825 Petition of appeal by Jumonville de Villiers.
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1832 Order by the Parish Judge to the Sheriff to carry out the execution of the slave Philip according to a prior jury verdict.
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1832 Statement of slaves imported into New Orleans aboard the brig Avril, August 15, 1832. Miscellaneous documents (Folder 15) 32 27a
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1846 Copy of Philip Neill's 1844 declaration of intent to become a citizen (filed in New Orleans, 1846). Probably related to his interest in registering to vote. Miscellaneous documents (Folder 19) 32 31d
Parish Court 376 Peter Burton vs Moore & Holden 1821 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Legardeur de Tilly. Involving Burton's bill for mast, sail, labor, etc. for the schooner Comet (at the Basin), owned by Moore & Holden. The bill is attached along with a signed statement from two arbitrators. The bill was signed by Sam Seymour, in acceptance of Burton's work, but his authority to so was questioned by the defendants.
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Parish Court 379 Charles P. Drew vs A. J. Davidson 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Moses Cox. Involving Drew's work in Madisonville on the schooner Industry, owned by Capt. Davidson. Includes signed testimony, taken by a Justice of the Peace in Covington, of several witnesses. Drew's bill is included as is the bill of the St. Tammany Justice of the Peace for his expenses and for taking the depositions. Includes interesting detail as to the work performed on the vessel.
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Parish Court 399 Widow J. H. Horstman vs Raeph Jacobs 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Legardeur de Tilly. Involving $18 owed by Jacobs. Wilhelmina Hagedoone is also involved in the matter. The document number is uncertain; the first numeral is missing altogether and the second is questionable. 11 15
Parish Court 413 Police Jury of the Parish of Jefferson vs William Edwards 1838 For operating a "grog or tippling shop" without a license.
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Parish Court 416 Parish of Orleans vs Charles Beauvais, f.m.c., and Joseph Desbordes 1827 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Gallien Preval. Suit brought for selling corn and onions from a pirogue without a license.
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Parish Court 436 Simon Meilleur vs his creditors 1831 Copy of documents in the apparently related suit of Artemon Hill vs J. B. Trezzina in the Sixth Judicial District Court in Natchitoches. Miscellaneous documents (Folder 15) 32 27c
Parish Court 446 John Elder vs Edward F. Bond 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Involving sale of a raft that was broken up for firewood. There was a dispute over the quality of the wood of which the raft was made. Included are summaries of the testimony of witnesses along with a statement of the cost of transporting the lumber from the levee to the man to whom he subsequently sold the raft.
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Parish Court 471 Lewis Matthews, f.m.c. vs Charles Laveau, f.m.c. 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Hubert. Matthews claimed money owned him for seventeen days of work and several items at Gentilly After testimony (not included) from several other free men of color, judgment was rendered in Laveau's favor and Matthews appealed. Included in the record is a contract for Matthews to build a house for Laveau at Gentilly.
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Parish Court 472 Feuzy vs Manuel Antonio 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Legardeur de Tilly. Feuzy claimed $92.50 for a keelboat that Antonio was using to receive shells, and which subsequently sank while in his use. Several witnesses testified, but no testimony is present in the record.
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Parish Court 483 Lewis Ruise vs John Hansen 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Involving a promissory note payable to Ruise by William Longly for $100. Ruise sold the note to Hansen for $75 in merchandise. Included are detailed arguments centering around the question of how promissory notes were negotiated and used in the business and financial world of early nineteenth century New Orleans.
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Parish Court 485 Hugh McGovern vs Edmond Meance 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Moses Cox. Involving McGovern's contract to ditch land on Meance's plantation for a total of $89.50. McManus, Flinn, and Lane all testified for McGovern. Also included is a signed deposition by Joseph Chopin, taken in Plaquemines Parish, testifying that he had hired McGovern to do the work on authorization of Meance.
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Parish Court 493 Jean Mercier vs Joseph Dorfeuille 1820 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Gallien Preval. Mercier built a bar for Dorfeuille to use in the Museum Coffee House and was given a promissory that Dorfeuille refused to pay. Includes a document marked "In the matter of J. Dorfeuille vs his creditors."
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Parish Court 493 Pecquet & Lacroix vs A. Lacouture 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Legardeur de Tilly. Involving bill for $13.84 (itemized bill included). Lacouture claims that he did not owe the debt since he had previously been declared bankrupt.
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Parish Court 509 Widow Gaharin vs David Mitchell 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace William Papillon. William Day was one of the securities for the bail bond of Mitchell, who was imprisoned through the widow's suit against him. The court ordered the bond paid to her and Day appealed.
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Parish Court 511 Louis Leinney vs Jean Farrier 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Gallien Preval. Involving a note for 100 piastre payable to Farrier by Leinney.
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Parish Court 518 Martial Dupart, f.m.c. vs Hyacinthe Lalande, f.m.c. 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Le Gardeur de Tilly. Involving demand for payment of $100 by Lalande to Dupart for calling him a thief and for having him brought before the criminal court unjustly.
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Parish Court 530 Pierre Aubry vs Sanchez 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Gallien Preval. Demand of $100 due on a note. Aubry's attorney told the court that his client had no defense if the plaintiff could prove his claim. He did prove the signature on the note and Preval ruled in his favor. Aubry appealed the decision to the Parish Court with Vital Lanna, f.m.c. as security for the appeal bond.
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Parish Court 530 Samuel J. Howard vs J. de Rochemond 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Gallien Preval. Involving $16 owed by Howard for French tuition for himself and his brother Joseph.
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Parish Court 537 Levasseur vs J. B. Frette 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Gallien Preval. Involving dispute over which party would pay $100 to attorney Michel de Armas for securing a writ of sequestration for the property belonging to J. J. H. Duval. Signed testimony by de Armas is included. The sale of Duval's store and the commission on that sale are also part of the suit.
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Parish Court 711 William Dean vs Benjamin Quarles 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Concerning claim of $80 for rent of a house at 27 Tchoupitoulas Street. Included is the signed deposition of Henry Williams in support of Dean's claim.
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Parish Court 713 J. H. Caldwell vs John Davis 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Gallien Preval. Davis demanded $100 withheld from a contracted amount for use of the Orleans Street Theatre. Caldwell was unable to put on performances due to the sickness of one of his actors and claimed not to be liable for rent payments during that period. The 1821 agreement between the two men is included in the record; it is very detailed as regards what was to be included in the rent, noting that Caldwell's American Theater would be treated "…the same as the French Plays."
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Parish Court 720 John Leaf vs Captain & Owners of Steamboat General Clark 1823 Claim of $88.82 for services as engineer on the vessel. The chief engineer and others testified on behalf of Leaf (signed testimony included) and judgment was in his favor. Leaf's bill for services (and for twenty-seven dozen eggs) is included. The captain of the steamboat was Robison De Hart, who had been master of the steamboat New Orleans in 814.
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Parish Court 720 Mr. & Mrs. Coussol vs Jean Pesant 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Legardeur de Tilly. Claim of $57 for cattle killed and wounded by dogs. Reference is made to several witnesses, but no testimony is included. It is filed with another suit, by Widow Faisan le Gros for $100 in damages to her cattle by dogs belonging to Pesant, this one appealed from Justice of the Peace William Papillon, marked #470.
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Parish Court 729 Elisha Price vs William Brand 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Price claimed $100 for services as a bookkeeper less $28. Apparently witnesses (or arbitrators) reduced the amount to $60 and the court ordered Brand to pay that sum.
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Parish Court 731 Simon Sacerdotte vs J. M. Cohen 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Gallien Preval. Demand of $34 (no details regarding the debt). There is reference to testimony by Mr. Peychaud, but it is not included in the record.
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Parish Court 738 P. Allain vs Edmond J. Forstall 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace William Papillon. Dr. Allain was acting as executor of the late Dr. Ecuyer. The suit was over $80 owed by Forstall for medical services provided by Dr. Ecuyer (a detailed account is included). Papillon had reduced the amount of debt to $50 because of several denials by Forstall as to individual items on the account.
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Parish Court 739 William C. Hale vs Syndics of the Estate of Samuel Nelson 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Claim for $100 due on a note from Hale to Lofton Cage, endorsed by Nelson's syndics.
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Parish Court 770 George M. Ogden et al. vs Estate of Peter George 1826 Involving various debts owned by the estate. Includes accounts, bills, and testimony. At issue, among other things, was a quantity of pork, hiring out of slaves, payments due to workers employed by George, and gigs and harnesses sold to or by George. Also included are records of creditors' meetings along with lists of creditors.
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Parish Court 802 Jean Gravier, John Poumairal, and Bernard Casteris vs D. D. Dessessart 1823 Apparently an appeal from Justice of the Peace Gallien Appeal from Justice of the Peace Gallien Preval, dealing with an injunction against execution of a judgment in another suit.
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Parish Court 802 Samuel Dane vs. J. D. Waterman 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace J. P. Bermudez. Involving $44.70 owed by Dane for lumber purchased from Waterman.
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Parish Court 806 Oyer & Co., Blache, Bertus, & Co., and Julian Delpit vs Pierre Grillier 1822 Grillier was a trader who owed money to all of the plaintiffs. They claimed that he had arranged a meeting of his creditors in order to delay their existing proceedings against him. They asked for a new creditors' meeting and for Grillier to surrender all of his property to the syndics chosen at that meeting, or to a temporary syndic to be named by the court. Members of Grillier's family are identified in the proceedings.
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Parish Court 813 Charles Apperill vs Henry Lathrop 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg . Concerning payment due from Lathrop for work done on a building undertaken by him. Reference is made to witnesses at the trial (no testimony is included) to the effect that Apperill was discharged for neglecting the work. It also notes that he had previously been employed by John O'Hara, perhaps on the same project.
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Parish Court 830 A. Senecal vs John Guadiz 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace William Papillon. Guadiz failed to satisfy Senecal's claim for $72.76. Included is Senecal's itemized bill for soaps purchased by Guadiz.
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Parish Court 832 Carlisle Pollock vs Francois Duplessis 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Legardeur de Tilly. Involving notarial acts prepared by Pollock's office in relation to the succession of Peter V. Ogden (copy of the judgment in that matter is included). Includes testimony of William Boswell who worked in Pollock's office.
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Parish Court 834 Joseph Mary vs Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg & Baron 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace William Papillon. Concerning a note for $94.50.
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Parish Court 835 J. B. Maureau vs The Ursuline Nuns 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace William Papillon. Involving a note for $45, payable by Maureau to the Nuns.
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Parish Court 859 C. C. Whitman vs Y. McDaniel 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Involving a gilt portrait frame and an alleged agreement to gilt another, larger frame.
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Parish Court 860 John Etchberger vs William Cavens 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Involving a note for $40. Cavens claims he was overcharged and deducted the amount from what he owed. He asks that Etchberger produce his books and accounts in order to settle the matter.
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Parish Court 861 L. Jacobs vs Joseph Moseley 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Dispute over $30 owed by Jacobs. Reference is made to testimony regarding payment made in a gambling house to Jacobs by a Mr. Bird.
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Parish Court 865 G. Marmiche vs Arnaud Fonvergne 1825 Appeal from Justice of the Peace William Papillon. Involving wine purchased by Fonvergne from Marmiche. A bill for the wine is included.
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Parish Court 866 Joseph Churchill vs James Smith, owner of the Steamboat Eagle 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Moses Cox. Claim of $21.99 (account included) for carpentry work, planks, and nails. There is reference to testimony by George Drew (whose name also appears as providing carpentry work on the account), but no transcript is included. The record does include a detailed deposition, signed by John W. Atkins, on behalf of Churchill's claim.
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Parish Court 868 Richard Davidson vs David Drake, f.m.c. 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Moses Cox. Davidson sued for payment of $20 owed by Drake for medicine and attendance for his wife's rheumatism.
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Parish Court 869 L. M. Reynaud vs Josephine Populus, f.w.c. 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Moses Cox. Reynaud claimed $58 for rent of his slave, Esther. Populus asked the court to deduct $53 ($40 for a looking glass that Esther broke and $13 for time lost due to Esther's illness and for medicine to treat her). Populus appears to also have been using the name Madame (or Mademoiselle) Faie.
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Parish Court 870 Daniel Pegg vs James Sparks 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace William Hubert. Pegg worked for Sparks for a month at $20/month and sued for payment. Witnesses testified, and Pegg later admitted, that Sparks paid him $10, paid $5 for his steamboat passage, and paid $6.87 for board at C. Diamond. A subsequent witness stated that Pegg was again hired to clear a lot of ground. Sparks was ordered to pay $8.13 after all earlier payments were taken into consideration. He appealed.
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Parish Court 875 Joseph Mary vs Dubourg & Baron 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace J. Bermudez. Involving protest of a promissory note for $95 payable by Dubourg & Baron to C. B. Dufau, and now in Mary's possession.
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Parish Court 876 P. Bellanger vs A. Rieffel 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Gallien Preval. Involving two promissory notes, one for fifty piastres, the other for twenty, payable by Rieffel to Bellanger.
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Parish Court 876 Arnaud Fonvergne, f.m.c. vs Louis Lecesne 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. Peychaud. Involving dispute over payment for two bags of coffee. Makes note of testimony by Ross, f.m.c.
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Parish Court 877 Bernard Lobre vs William F. Hyde 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Involving ten days rent for store at $1.50/day. B. Tremoulet testified for Lobre and notes there were four broken panes of glass in the store.
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Parish Court 878 Lanaux & Lobre vs Christian Miller 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Involving $30 due for five barrels of flour purchased by Miller, a baker.
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Parish Court 879 Louis Castein vs Francois Dufour 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace L. M. Taney. Involving a note for $82 by P. Lanaux.
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Parish Court 882 Caleb Stringer vs John Demoulin 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace J. Bermudez. Demoulin claimed $25.25 owed by Stringer.
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Parish Court 884 Margaret Cain vs Richard Salter 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Simon Knight. Cain claimed $50 for damages to her slave William due to cruel treatment by Salter, who answered that the damage was done by a sailor, not by him. Several witnesses testified (no testimony is present), including a doctor and several free men of color, and the judge ruled in Cain's favor.
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Parish Court 885 Jaques Brou vs M. Andry (pere) 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Simon Knight. Brou claimed $100 from Andry but the Justice of the Peace, after hearing from several witnesses (testimony not included in the record), ruled in favor of the defendant. Included is the testimony of two appraisers.
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Parish Court 886 L. S. Parmley vs Thomas Hale 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Simon Knight. Hale claimed $28.81 1/4 due to a debt owed him by John Still but assumed by Parmley. Included is a record of D. R. Allen's testimony (taken in prison, where he was in custody) that Doctor Pamley had indeed taken responsibility for Still's debt.
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Parish Court 887 R. Cochran vs J. Ryan 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Ryan claimed $31 for funeral expenses for a Mr. Wilson. His itemized bill to Captain Cochran is included.
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Parish Court 890 John Hagan vs Charles Holland 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Holland claimed $23 owed by Hagan as the balance due for paving 280 yards and repairing a banquette. His bill, showing a previous payment of $50 on the account, is included, along with another bill for labor hired by Hagan and $2 for a wheelbarrow lost by Holland. Reference is made to testimony by C. Paulding relative to the second bill, but that testimony is not present in the record.
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Parish Court 891 Justamond & Maguire vs Jedidiah Ellis 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Ellis had been security on a bond for the prison limits of D. Stephens, who had been sued by Justamond & Maguire. Scott and Spence testified for the plaintiffs (no transcript included) that Stephens had told them that he was leaving the city and that he had paid Scott for his boarding. Ellis admitted that he could not find Stephens anywhere in town and was ordered to pay the debt, $1.50 in jail fees, and court costs.
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Parish Court 892 C. Gurlie, et al. vs Widow and Heirs of Pierre Maspero 1822 Claude Gurlie, Joseph Guillot, Stephen Debon, and Theodat C. Brusle as creditors of Maspero ask that his property be seized. No details on Maspero's debt are included, other than the amounts, or the property involved.
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Parish Court 893 Monfleury vs Fox & Co. 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. Peychaud. Demand of $44.63 by account (attached). F. Carlos and E. Lee testified for the plaintiff, but no transcript is present. On appeal, the judgment was reversed and a detailed statement of the reasons for reversal is included in the record.
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Parish Court 895 John Hansen vs Stewart & Titus 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Claim for $19.31 for purchases of various items (coffee, whisky, flour, sugar, etc.) by Stuart and Dieter. Mr. Willard testified (no transcript is present) that the defendants had admitted to owing all but $1 of the debt.
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Parish Court 896 John Bastien, f. m. c. vs Charles & Benjamin Leggett 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Gallien Preval. Claim for $100 damages due to being illegally imprisoned and forced to work at hard labor in the City Jail. There is detailed description, but no transcript, of testimony by the keeper of the jail, the Captain of the City Guard, and the Mayor that the Leggetts brought Bastien to the jail but did not go before the Mayor to file charges as requested by the Captain. Appeal from Justice of the Peace Gallien Preval considered the $100 demanded for damages to be "very moderate," and ordered the Leggetts to pay. Bastien's account, showing the number of days imprisoned, etc., is attached.
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Parish Court 898 J. Ulmer vs Edward F. Bond 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Hubert. Claim of $29.18 from two unpaid drafts on J. M. Lee. Judgment by default. There is also reference to a later filing in City Court, 1826. 13 23
Parish Court 902 Madame Veuve Bayon vs J. C. De St. Romes 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Appeal from Justice of the Peace Moses Cox Cox. Claim of $43.50 due as salary to her son, Gustave. Her bill shows that he should have been paid at $15 per month for four months and twenty days, less fifty-three days that he was absent due to illness. Valette, Roland, and Bayon testified for the plaintiff, but no transcript is present. Though not stated in the record, perhaps it should be noted that De St. Romes was editor of the Courrier de la Louisiane, while Jerome Bayon was later editor of L'Abeille de la Nouvelle-Orléans.
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Parish Court 903 James J. Buss vs Paradol & Theodore 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Moses Cox. Involving claim by Buss for $100 stemming from his "outrage" at the treatment of his slave, horses, and property. Includes an interesting statement of what happened to merit his outrage.
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Parish Court 904 John Olbom vs Captain Cochran & Owners of the Steamboat Leopard 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Moses Cox. Claim for $27. Testimony of Johnny Sawyer is mentioned, but not included in the record. Olbom's (or Album) account shows that he was owed compensation for "laying the ways for the use of said boat" and for "use of boat gunnels and timber."
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Parish Court 906 Louis Castein vs Francois Dufour 1824 Appeal from Justice of the Peace L. M. Taney. Involving a protested $42 note from P. Lanaux.
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Parish Court 907 Henry Dundy vs John Nicolas 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Moses Cox. Involving damages of $50 for breach of an agreement relating to a house on Jefferson Street, including $10 advanced for rent on that house.
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Parish Court 909 Honore Besson vs L. M. Reynaud 1824 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. Peychaud. Involving an unpaid note for $40.
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Parish Court 911 L. Cornie & Magnan vs A. Davezac 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. Peychaud. Demand of $52 for an unpaid note (attached). Judgment by default.
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Parish Court 912 Davezac vs. L. Cornie & Magnan 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. Peychaud. Demand of $65 for an unpaid note (attached). Judgment by default.
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Parish Court 915 John H. Appleton vs Captain & Owners of Steamboat Missouri 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. Du Bourg. Appleton claimed payment for his services as a hand on the vessel, captained by Sturges. Included are signed statements by two witnesses for Appleton, including one from Jefferson County, Kentucky.
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Parish Court 916 Benjamin Levy vs Charles Maurian 1822 Appeal from Justice of the Peace J. Bermudez. Claim for $48 that Maurian promised to pay to Levy.
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Parish Court 917 J. De St. Romes vs John F. Miller 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Bermudez. Demand for $32 by bond of appeal for which Miller was security for Dr. Parmely in a suit with De St. Romes. When no property of Dr. Parmely's was found and Miller said that he was unable to cover the amount, De St. Romes sued to force payment.
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Parish Court 919 William Fitz, Jr. vs Charles Maurian 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Bermudez. Fitz demanded $30, the amount collected by Maurian, acting as Justice of the Peace, from J. P. Bellows and from Fernandez. Judgment by default.
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Parish Court 921 Daniel Mortimer vs Mathilde Guillaume 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Bermudez. Demand of $36.33 for rental of the slave Marthe for $12 per month (bill attached). Livaudais fils and G. Mortimer testified for the plaintiff, but no transcript is present.
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Parish Court 923 E. Sucko & Co. vs Jean J. Isnard 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Bermudez. Claim of $62 for an unpaid note (copy attached).
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Parish Court 923 Lewis Mathews, f. m. c. vs Ferdinand Liotaud, f. m. c. 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Moses Cox. Claim for $85 for account. E. Woolard testified for the plaintiff. No testimony is included, but Woolard's name appears on Mathews' account detailing items of construction work.
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Parish Court 924 D. T. Walden vs Christian Miller 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Moses Cox. Claim for $46 due on a note. Judgment by default.
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Parish Court 926 William C. Dean vs William Welch 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Involving Dean's claim for $39.50 for the amount paid to the sheriff for "a bond for the prison bounds." Also involved was Welch's claim for $100 for damages sustained due to an illegal attachment. At issue was a billiard table that was damaged, apparently while being seized via the attachment. Testimony of two named witnesses is described, but transcripts are not in the record. There is a bill for sale of a billiard table by Welch to Russell Burke for $90.
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Parish Court 929 T. Swain vs James Rowe 1824 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Swain claimed $20 due for painting the Universal Hat, Shoe, and Clothing Store and a sign for the establishment. Two arbitrators were appointed to examine the painting and lettering. They determined that the job was not done in a workmanlike manner. The Justice of the Peace ordered Swain to repaint the store and sign, and to pay court costs.
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Parish Court 930 William Dean vs Charles Jones 1824 Appeal from Justice of the Peace A. DuBourg. Claim for $12 balance due to services on board Dean's flatboat. Jones's bill shows that he was to be paid $1.50 per day, less $10 that he was pain while on board the vessel. Thomas Swift testified that Dean had employed him to take care of the cargo of corn on the flatboat. His signed testimony, along with the description included in the proceedings, showed that there was no negligence or dishonesty by Jones that could have accounted for a discrepancy in the cargo.
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Parish Court 931 Daniel Sharpnack vs V. Dalton 1824 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Moses Cox. $20 claim on a fee bill. Three witnesses--Cyrus Turner, Caleb Stringer, and Beardslee--testified for the defendant, who also testified (no testimony is included). Judgment was for $4 and costs. Attached to the record is a sheet that has reference to other proceedings: one involving sale of two drays and the other (Gallien Preval vs Daniel Sharpnack & Mrs. Daphne) for $25 house rent, both involving A. Peychaud.
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Parish Court 932 Andrew Miller vs Martin Naddy & John Grace 1824 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Moses Cox. Claim for $40 on account (no details included). Two named witnesses (no testimony included) testified for the plaintiff.
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Parish Court 933 Gautier vs Louis Bernard 1824 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Legardeur de Tilly. Involving bread purchased from Bernard and a penalty apparently assessed because the bread was underweight as required by city ordinance. Document is marked "Court of Appeal."
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Parish Court 934 John Cannon vs Judge Winchester 1823 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Moses Cox. Claim for $50--$40 for purchase of a mare and $10 for keeping it. Judgment against the plaintiff.
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Parish Court 995 Jean Pierre Soulas vs Chamberlain 1824 Appeal from Justice of the Peace J. Bermudez. Chamberlain claimed $78.82 owed by Soulas.
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Parish Court 1011 A. Rieffel & Co. vs W. McMaster 1825 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Gallien Preval. Claim by the Rieffel firm for $30 for a broken shaft on a tilbury (carriage) caused by McMaster. After testimony (included) from several witnesses, the court ruled that the damage was accidental and ruled in favor of the defendant. Also included is a receipt for $3 paid by McMaster for rent of the carriage.
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Parish Court 1021 George Ralston vs R. Pomar 1816 Claim of $2233.40 for merchandise sold and delivered. The court ruled for the defendant, reasoning that Ralston was acting as Pomar's factor and did not properly observe orders for the goods. Ralston appealed; the Louisiana Supreme Court's opinion (included in the record) reaffirmed the Parish Court judgment and discusses the relationship between factor and client. The opinion also notes that the merchandise in question comprised china and glassware.
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Parish Court 1254 T. Mossy vs L. Moreau Lislet 1817 Toussaint Mossy, auctioneer, had a mortgage on his property as security for Charles Patton, another auctioneer. Patton died and all conditions of the security were met, so Mossy asked the court of order Moreau Lislet, the state's Attorney General, to show why the mortgage should not be set aside. Included is a certification by Felix Arnaud, state Treasurer, dated April 22, 1817.
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Parish Court 1289 Roswell Bebee vs A. Loze 1825 Appeal from Justice of the Peace Gallien Preval. Loze was farmer of the duties on carts and he sued Bebee for $18 in taxes for four carts and drays that he operated. Bebee admitted that he used the carts to transport firewood, bricks, and timber from the Basin Carondelet to various places around the city, but that since none of the vehicles were operated for hire, no license was required.
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Parish Court 1296 Jacob Snuff vs John O'Brien 1826 Appeal from a Justice of the Peace. Involving dispute over merchandise sold by Snuff to O'Brien. Includes transcript of testimony, inventory of the merchandise at issue, and a bill for its sale.
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Parish Court 1336 Jacques Bompoix vs Joseph Erard 1834 Bompoix did carpentry work for Erard's project to build a hospital for Dr. Luzenberg. Erard claimed that Bompoix did not complete the job. Included are various bills, accounts, and receipts, along with detailed testimony from several witnesses and a copy of the building contract between Erard and Luzenberg (before notary public Octave de Armas).
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Parish Court 1382 Thomas Young vs Jonathan Bowers 1817 Young, a mariner, demanded payment, with interest, of a note for $191.38, his wages on the schooner Charlotte. The note was made in Dartmoor Prison. Bowers answered that he was captain of the vessel and that it had been taken by a British ship as a prize of war, that he was in the prison with a mass of common seamen, and that he made the note under threat of personal violence by Young.
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Parish Court 1383 Harriet Francis vs Thomas Love & Co. 1817 Suit for payment due for rent of space in a house on Chartres Street for use as a store and warehouse. An itemized bill, including meals, boarding, etc., is attached. Included is the signed testimony of Hezekiah L. Beach. Love's partner was Hodgson.
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Parish Court 1658 Barclay and Wife vs McGuire, f.m.c. 1818 S. G. Barclay and Julia Berthaud, hw wife, claimed that Patrick McGuire had possession of their slave, Fillette, before the term of her slavery expired. Attached is an indenture agreement between Berthoud and McGuire, made in Jefferson County, KY, during 1808. That agreement does not refer to Filllette, McGuire's mulatto daughter as a slave, but only that she was to serve Berthoud until she reached the age of twenty-eight.
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Parish Court 2451 Louis Bourdeau vs Estate of Widow Bourdeau 1811 Louis Bourdeau's mother was Marie Chibal, widow Bourdeau. The court ruled in his favor and ordered that the slaves Claire, John Baptiste, Bonhomme, and Joseph be delivered over to him.
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Parish Court 2514 Simon Rieux vs Baptiste Bacque 1811 Appears to be an appeal. Rieux is identified as a pharmacist.
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Parish Court 3511 Jean Soulie & Leblanc de Villeneuve, executors of Hilaire Boute vs Pierre Suzenau 1813 Motion by the plaintiff, with consent of the defendant, for an injunction to be rescinded and the defendant to pay the amount of the judgment against him--$2450. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 6d
Parish Court 3545 Claude Guillodon vs Roche 1813 Involving a $200 promissory note from J. B. Ferrari to Jean Gravier, endorsed by Roche.
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Parish Court 3546 Anne Coffigny vs Peter Britton, her husband, and his creditors 1813 Suit for separation of her property from the community since his affairs are in disorder and his property insufficient to protect her interests. He was a hat maker.
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Parish Court 3547 Ezechiel Fleming vs Andre Williams 1813 Fleming sued to have Williams, his tutor prior to emancipation, give an account of his tutorship and to have a new tutor appointed to assist him. Includes a statement by Pierre Laurent.
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Parish Court 3550 Lay Lachatagny vs Alexander Badon 1813 Answer of Lachatagny, apparently on an appeal concerning an amount of $23. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 6e
Parish Court 3553 Pierre Ambroise Cuvillier vs Louis Brognier Declouet 1814 Cuvillier claimed that Declouet left open a sluice in Cuvillier's levee longer than necessary and did not clean drains properly. Declouet had made the levee cut in 1813 for the use of his distillery. This may be an appeal from a previous Parish Court judgment. The petition goes into great detail and has a copy of an 1810 act of sale attached.
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Parish Court 3555 Charles Matthews vs Solomon Brumfield 1813 Answer of the defendant, stating that he did not owe $200 to the plaintiff and asking that the suit be dismissed. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 6a
Parish Court 3558 Thomas Barton vs Lewis & Lee 1813 William Young Lewis and John M. Lee, trading as Lewis & Lee, purchased twelve hogsheads of tobacco from Barton for $506.81 but refused to pay. Lewis & Lee claimed that the tobacco was part of a larger parcel they had purchased from Flower & Faulkner, apparently acting as agents for Barton. Barton's attorney in the matter was Edward Livingston; John R. Grymes represented Lewis & Lee.
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Parish Court 3559 T. J. & L. Cocke vs Lewis & Lee 1813 Involving three hogsheads of tobacco, part of a parcel sold to the Cockes by Flower & Faulkner. While Lewis & Lee had an interest in the tobacco, they claimed that the Cockes have no basis for suing them.
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Parish Court 3567 Pierre Foucher, f. m. c. vs Jose Massias 1813 Appeal from Justice of the Peace J. P. Chabaud involving a mule valued at $60.
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Parish Court 3569 J. B. Dejean, Jean David, & Richard Relf, Syndics of the Creditors of Claude Bougaud vs William Nott and others, Syndics of the Creditors of George T. Phillips 1813 Bougaud's creditors seek to overturn a judgment obtained by Phillips' creditors by which Bougaud had to give up his 2500 acre tract of land above Bayou Tunica along with five slaves, four of whom are named in the suit.
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Parish Court 3582 Thomas W. Hawkins vs James A. Brooks 1813 Moses Cox, as agent for Hawkins, sues for payment of a $91.27 debt. An itemized account is included; it shows, among other things, Hawkins paying $750 as his "proportion advanced for the erection of a Rope Walk in New Orleans."
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Parish Court 3583 Dubois vs Nougues 1813 For non-payment of a note for $124.845 cents that was made in Philadelphia during 1810. The sheriff was ordered to seize property for payment, but found none, so Nougues was taken and imprisoned.
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Parish Court 3584 Packwood & Price vs James Wiley 1813

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Parish Court 3590 Widow Mollay vs P. Bourg 1813 Bourg was partner in a merchant firm at French Cap, St. Domingue. The firm made a promissory note during 1803 to pay Mollay, but when they moved to North America and dissolved the partnership, Bourg was designated to pay off the note. Mollay sued him to force payment.
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Parish Court 3592 John Lynd vs Elizabeth Perry, late Quayle, and William D. Perry, her husband 1813 Lynd, a notary public, sought payment for acts prepared for then widow Walker in 1811. His account of those acts is included, along with accounts and inventory relating to the estate of her daughter, Susan Walker. Two of the four documents are marked "City Court," with the same suit number as those marked "Parish Court."
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Parish Court 3593 Syndics of Duncan & Jackson vs Adam Duncan 1813 Includes itemized accounts, interrogatories, and other documents concerning Duncan's management of the firm during the absence of Alexander Jackson. Transactions in cotton and the hiring of slaves are among the items noted in the accounts. Deals with matters as early as 1808.
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Parish Court 3596 John Barthelemy vs David C. Williams 1813 Asking the Court to nullify the sale of slave Harry, who proved to be subject to running away and other vices.
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Parish Court 7546 Townsley, Prieur & Co. vs Their Creditors 1840 The eight-page opinion of the court on the opposition of J. Lallande to the tableau filed on March 19, 1840. It is basically a detailed critical review of at least some of the individual debtors listed on the tableau.
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Parish Court 7876 Hall & Runyon, for the use of S. D. Hall vs Thomas Hunt & others 1835 Request to the Mayor of New York to examine witnesses in the suit. Miscellaneous documents (Folder 15) 32 27b
Parish Court 8289 S. & L. Girard vs E. Melder and John W. Melder, her husband 1835 Appeal from City Court #1823 (Associate Judge Bermudez). Claim for $68 due on a note (attached) for unspecified value received. Two witnesses for the plaintiffs are named, but there is no testimony in the record. Bermudez based his decision on concerns related to community of property issues. He ruled for the plaintiffs and the defendants appealed.
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Parish Court 8306 Joseph Gidney vs his creditors 1835 His schedule of money owed to him and of debts owed by him, along with signed statements relative to the same.
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Parish Court 10319 D. M. Hughes vs his creditors and the creditors of D. M. Hughes & Co.. 1838 A list of the firm's creditors with a note from the Sheriff that he sent notices of the trial to each of them. Part of the "Miscellaneous Documents" sub-series 19 6f
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1844 Sale of a lot on the batture and shares of the Citizens Bank belonging to William Bishop to Moses Ranney. Bishop had been declared bankrupt by U.S. District Court #497 in 1843 (copy of the decree is included in the record). Judah P. Benjamin was acting as assignee of the estate.
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