Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20882129 Details

Location:St. Landry
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable Seth Lewis Judge of the 5th Judicial District Parish of SLandry (LEWIS, Seth)
Filing Date:1821-October-2
Ending Date:1822-December-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jean Lesassier, a free man of color, states that Louis Chaperon, also a free man of color, is justly indebted to him for $1,150. In 1819, Chaperon purchased a tract of land from Lesassier for $1,200, providing two promissory notes as payment. Since then, Chaperon has paid $50, leaving a balance of $1,150. Lesassier prays that Chaperon be adjudged to repay the debt with interest and that the tract of land "be seized & sold to satisfy the Judgment rendered herein.”
Result:dismissed; granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PAR #20885929; Judgment, 25 October 1821; Supplemental Petition, 23 May 1822; Judgment, 18 December 1822
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 20882129

Free Persons of Color:2
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: St. Landry Parish Courthouse, Opelousas, Louisiana

  • Records of the Fifth Judicial District Court
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  • Document Number 573
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Processing Information

Record Created:2/17/1997
Record Final Edited:9/2/2003
Record Last Updated on:12/8/2005 4:26:00 PM