Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20882842 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Orleans
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the District Court for the first Judicial District of the States of Louisiana (, )
Filing Date:1828-June-6
Ending Date:1829-February-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:Joseph Pilié asks the court to require the heirs to the estate of the late Marie Hyacinthe Arnoult Lalande Ferrière to retake possession of a slave named Celestine and reimburse the purchase price of $970 with interest. Pilié further requests that the heirs be required to pay the amount it cost him to confine Celestine in jail. The plaintiff states that Celestine was warranted against defects and classified as "a servant, washer and Cook" when purchased. However, following the sale, Celestine ran away three times, the last time resulting in her arrest. In addition, Pilié charges, the heirs knew that Celestine "did not possess the qualities or talents which were warranted to him" and that she was in the habit of running away.
Result:granted; appealed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Transcript of Court Records, 18 November 1828-4 February 1829, including: Testimonies, Laurette, et al., 17 December 1828; Judgment, 5 January 1829; and Petition of Appeal, 23 January 1829; Supreme Court Record, 6 February 1829
Pages of Related Documents:17

People Associated with Petition 20882842

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:6
Defendants:7
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: University of New Orleans

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Processing Information

Record Created:10/2/1999
Record Final Edited:9/1/2003
Record Last Updated on:4/6/2006 9:58:00 AM