Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20882215 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Natchitoches
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the honorable judge of the sixth district, parish of Natchitoches (, )
Filing Date:1822-May-11
Ending Date:1824-May-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Marie Margueritte Bastien Prudhomme, wife of David Case, files suit against Mrs. Dominique Davion and Dominique Barthelemy Rachal to recover thirteen slaves. Prudhomme informs the court that her husband, from whom she is separated in property, has authorized her to sue. She avers that she brought three slaves, named Laïte, Rose, and Bridgite, into her marriage with Case. However, "eversince 1810," Laïte, Rose, and their children have been in the possession of Mrs. Davion, while Bridgite and her children have been in the possession of Rachal. Marie Margueritte asks the court for possession of the slaves or payment equal to their value plus that which would have been earned from hiring them out. She places the combined value of Laïte, Rose, and their children at $8,000 and the value of their hires at $3,000. Bridgite and her children are valued at $4,000 with a hire value of $1,500.
Result:denied
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PARs #20881507, #20881510; Court Record, June 1822-May 1824; Judgment, 19 May 1824
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20882215

Slaves:13
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Natchitoches Parish Courthouse, Natchitoches, Louisiana

  • Records of the District Court
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 496
  • Box:
  • Folder: Bundle 26
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Processing Information

Record Created:2/25/1997
Record Final Edited:9/2/2003
Record Last Updated on:12/13/2005 4:31:00 PM