Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20881520 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Orleans
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the honble Joshua Lewis Judge of the first District Court for the State of Louisiana (LEWIS, Joshua)
Filing Date:1815-October-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Stephen Nunes petitions to recover possession of a plantation, cattle, and slaves wrongfully seized by James Hotz. Nunes represents that, on 4 January 1811, Hotz sold him a plantation together with the "sugar buildings & other Edifices, implements of agriculture, cattle, also seven head of slaves" for the price of $15,000, which was payable in six yearly installments. In May 1812, Hotz ordered Nunes "off the plantation" without due cause. Nunes sued and was awarded the property by jury. Nunes prays that the judge honor the jury's decision and that Hotz "be adjudged to deliver up the Possession and Property" and pay $12,000 damages.
Result:
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PAR #20882110
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20881520

Slaves:7
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Records of the First Judicial District Court
  • Record Group: Case Records
  • Document Number 900
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  • Microfilm: Reel #1A, Louisiana Collection

Processing Information

Record Created:6/10/1996
Record Final Edited:6/9/2003
Record Last Updated on:11/3/2005 10:36:00 AM