Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20884862 Details

Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Hon the First District Court of New Orleans (, )
Filing Date:1848-May-17
Ending Date:1851-May-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Adelaïde Dantilly, widow of Jean M. Vinot, seeks compensation from a free woman of color named Celeste Bertrand, for concealing her runaway slave absent for seven months. Adelaïde Dantilly Vinot represents that her slave, named Martha or Mathilda, left her service in October 1847, without her consent, and was not found until May 1848. Adelaïde claims that Celeste did receive and harbor Martha at her place of residence in the city and is therefore liable for damages. Adelaïde prays that Celeste be condemned to pay $408 for lost services, $35 for the cost of advertising a runaway slave, and $50 for the reward offered for the slave‚Äôs apprehension.
Result:denied; appealed; reversed
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Judgment, 9 April 1849; Citation, 17 May 1848; Sheriff's Return, 27 May 1848; Answer, Celeste Bertrand, 3 June 1848; Order, 5 February 1849; Testimonies, S. N. Hite, et al., 5 February 1849; Act of Sale, 19 March 1847; Supreme Court Opinion and Decree, 17 May 1851
Pages of Related Documents:15

People Associated with Petition 20884862

Free Persons of Color:2
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: University of New Orleans

  • Supreme Court of Louisiana Collection
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 2,271
  • Box:
  • Folder:
  • Book: 2,171
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Processing Information

Record Created:10/13/1999
Record Final Edited:1/15/2004
Record Last Updated on:8/2/2006 12:06:00 PM