Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20881807 Details

Location Type:Parish
Salutation:to the hon. joshua Lewis judge of the 1st judicial district court, for the State of louisiana (LEWIS, Joshua)
Filing Date:1818-May-20
Ending Date:1821-February

General Petition Information

Abstract:Julien, a free man of color, petitions to recover damages for property wrongfully taken from him. According to the petitioner, he was emancipated on the 26th of October 1816 under the condition that he would pay his master, Peter L'English, $20 per month and perform services when called upon. In the past year, L'English sued to "annul" Julien's emancipation. Julien received a verdict in his favor on appeal to the Supreme Court. Julien now states that a number of articles of property were "forcibly and violently" seized from him by two men of color named Dorestan and Valcour, and by another man named Lewis Rieux. Julien prays that the court hold these men liable for the value of the seized property, estimated at $700.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PARs #20881665, #20881808; Court Record of Case Discontinuation, February 1821
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20881807

Free Persons of Color:4
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 1,884
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  • Microfilm: Reel #4, Louisiana Collection

Processing Information

Record Created:12/11/1996
Record Final Edited:9/2/2003
Record Last Updated on:11/16/2005 8:26:00 AM