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Louisiana. Parish Court (Orleans Parish).
Manuscript declarations of owners introducing slaves into New Orleans, with their assurances that the slaves would not be sold or otherwise disposed of in violation of state law. Slaves are listed by name, sex, and "color." Each declaration notes the place from which the master and slaves migrated. Each is signed by the owner and endorsed & dated by the judge of Parish Court as well as by the clerk of the court. They are arranged in chronological order by date of filing.
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