Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20881665 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Orleans
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable James Pitot Parish Judge in and for the City and Parish of New Orleans, Pre Conway Langliche a freeman of Colour residing in this Parish (PITOT, James)
Filing Date:circa 1816-January-10
Ending Date:1817-July-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Pierre Conway Langliche, a free man of color, presents the following to the court. In 1814, the late Stephen de Quinones, together with one of the defendants, B. Schons, fraudulently engineered the emancipation of Langliche's forty-six-year old-slave, Julien. The men pulled off their scheme by forging an "act of freedom," purported to have been executed with the approval of Langliche, and by using it to obtain an official decree of emancipation. Since then, Quinones has departed this life. In the meantime, Julien is still in the "possession" of Langliche where he was supposed to remain, as prescribed by the said "act of freedom," until Langliche's death. Nevertheless, Langliche is now suing both Schons and Julien. He wants Julien to appear, or failing to do so to be represented by counsel; he wants the court to order Schons to pay him $300 in damages, plus costs of suit. He also asks that the fraudulent act of freedom and official emancipation decree be declared null.
Result:partially granted; appealed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #20881807, #20881808; Orders, 12 July 1817, 19 July 1817; Act of Freedom [Text in French], 24 October 1814, certified 29 January 1816; Emancipation Petition [Text in French], 12 September 1814; Transcript of Court Records, 12 September 1814-30 July 1817, including: Petition of Appeal, ca. 19 July 1817
Pages of Related Documents:9

People Associated with Petition 20881665

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:2
Defendants:2
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: University of New Orleans

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Processing Information

Record Created:9/23/1999
Record Final Edited:10/28/2002
Record Last Updated on:11/7/2005 11:42:00 AM