Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20881808 Details

Location Type:Parish
Salutation:to the hon. Joshua Lewis judge of the first judicial District Court, of the State of louisiana (LEWIS, Joshua)
Filing Date:1818-May-26
Ending Date:1820-March-30

General Petition Information

Abstract:Julien, a free man of color, petitions the court to have his emancipation recognized. Julien claims that 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. Julien contends that he fulfilled his obligations until the 23rd of April 1818, when "he was forcibly put into the jail” and “inhumanely whipped." According to the jailer, a man named Valcour, claiming to be a relative of Peter L'English, had committed Julien. Julien prays that the court investigate the situation and recognize his right to freedom. He also asks that, until such time as judgment is rendered, he be placed in the protective custody of the Sheriff.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PARs #20881665, #20881807; Order, 25 May 1818; Answer, ca. April 1818; Court Record, 10 April 1819; Court Record of Case Discontinuation, 30 March 1820
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20881808

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 1,892
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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 8:50:00 AM