Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20881414 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Orleans
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the District Court for the District aforesaid (, )
Filing Date:1814-July-1
Ending Date:1814-July-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jean Louis Astier, a free man of color, seeks to collect a debt from Louis Dussuau. According to Astier, Jacques Le Duf executed a promissory note promising “to pay to the order of Mr Louis Dussuau the sum of five hundred dollars for value received." Dussuau endorsed the note to one Louis Simon, who "before the said note became due," endorsed it to Astier. According to Astier, "Dussuau although often & amicably thereto required hath not paid ... the said five hundred dollars." Astier therefore asks the court to order the defendant to answer to the charges and pay the debt with interest.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs in the Dussuau Series [#20881414, #20881436, #20881502, #20882021, #20882154, #20883215, #20884201, #20884308, #20885229, #20885298]; Promissory Note, 20 March 1814; Judgment, 13 July 1814
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20881414

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:4
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Records of the First Judicial District Court, Case Records
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  • Document Number 577
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  • Microfilm: Reel # 1, Louisiana Collection,

Processing Information

Record Created:8/14/1996
Record Final Edited:6/23/2003
Record Last Updated on:10/27/2005 4:05:00 PM