Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20881988 Details

Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the third District Court of the State of Louisiana. Sitting in and for the Parish of Feliciana (, )
Filing Date:1819-June-2
Ending Date:1821-January-31

General Petition Information

Abstract:François Allain, a free man of color, claims that he was the "true and sole owner" of a thirty-year-old male slave, a "griffe" named Regis, who was "illegally & wrongfully" killed the previous year by Colonel Robert Young. Allain therefore prays that Young be made to pay him $2,000 in compensation for the loss.
Result:denied; appealed; upheld
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Transcript of Court Records, 4 January 1819-31 January 1821, including: Testimony, John Middlesworth, et al., 21 April 1820; Copy of Sale Proceedings, Estate of Augustin Allain, 15 February 1808, certified 16 December 1818; Verdict, 24 April 1820; Order, 24 April 1820; and Supreme Court Opinion, 31 January 1821
Pages of Related Documents:26

People Associated with Petition 20881988

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: University of New Orleans

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Processing Information

Record Created:11/6/1999
Record Final Edited:9/2/2003
Record Last Updated on:11/30/2005 2:44:00 PM