Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20881933 Details

Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable James Pitot Judge of the Parish Court for the Parish and City of N. orleans (PITOT, James)
Filing Date:1819-December-28
Ending Date:1819-December-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:Genevieve Sabal, a free woman of color, contends that the "ill treatments and bodly sufferings" she has received from her husband, a free man of color named Lion Menard, have rendered "their living together insupportable." She explains that Lion even "did repair" to the house of "Miss Emetile Gilbart" where she had taken refuge and "in violation of all rights" assaulted her and beat her. Genevieve Sabal Menard therefore prays for a separation of bed and board from her husband. She asks that Lion Menard "be enjoined from disturbing or troubling" her and that he be made to pay $15 per month in alimony to support her and her 13-month-old daughter during the "pendency" of the trial. She also asks the court's assistance in getting possession of her "wearing apparel," bed and bedding, and six chairs and a table.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Order, 28 December 1819
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20881933

Free Persons of Color:2
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Records of the Parish Court
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  • Document Number 2,436
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  • Microfilm: Reel #22, Louisiana Collection

Processing Information

Record Created:1/28/1997
Record Final Edited:9/2/2003
Record Last Updated on:11/21/2005 3:16:00 PM