Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20881916 Details

Location:St. James
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge in and for the Parish of St James (, )
Filing Date:1819-June-9
Ending Date:1819-June-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Charles André Cerisay, Sheriff of St. James Parish, submits that a runaway slave named Etienne, who has been confined to his jail since the 4th of June 1817, claims to belong to Mr. Robis, a sugar planter from the "the Terre aux boeufs," below New Orleans. However, Cerisay claims, nobody has in fact claimed Etienne in the two years since he placed an "advertisement in two NewsPapers of the City of New Orleans in french and English." During that time Etienne has remained in jail at his expense. Cerisay therefore claims that he is now authorized by the "twenty ninth Section of the black Code" to sell Etienne at public auction. He prays that Etienne be "sold to the highest bidder for Cash, after the publications required by the law," so that he may be "reimbursed of the expenses incurred" for the maintenance of the confined slave.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Orders, 9 June 1819, 29 June 1819
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20881916

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: St. James Parish Courthouse, Convent, Louisiana

  • Records of the Second Judicial District Court
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  • Document Number 68
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Processing Information

Record Created:1/23/1997
Record Final Edited:9/2/2003
Record Last Updated on:11/28/2005 10:09:00 AM