Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20881510 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Natchitoches
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable Josiah S. Johnston Judge of the sixth Judicial District of the State of Louisiana parish of Natchitoches (JOHNSTON, Josiah Stoddard)
Filing Date:1815-July-31
Ending Date:circa 1815-November

General Petition Information

Abstract:Marie Marguiritte Bastien Prudhom Case petitions to recover four slaves and receive compensation for their absence. Marie Marguiritte Case previously instituted a suit against her husband, David Case, in which she received a judgment for separation of property. Two slave women named Lycade and Bridget were recognized as Marie Marguiritte's separate dotal property. Now, Bridget and her three children "have come to the hands and possession of a certain Dominique Bartholemew Racheal," who refuses to return them. Marie Marguiritte prays that Rachal [Racheal] be ordered to return the four slaves and pay $2,000 in damages plus costs of the suit.
Result:denied
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PARs #20881507, #20882215; Judgment, November 1815; Answer, Dominique Racheal, n.d.
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20881510

Slaves:5
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Natchitoches Parish Courthouse, Natchitoches, Louisiana

  • Records of the District Court
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 405
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  • Folder: Packet 4
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Processing Information

Record Created:8/30/1996
Record Final Edited:6/8/2003
Record Last Updated on:11/3/2005 9:02:00 AM