Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20882231 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:St. Landry
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable George King, Parish Judge in and for the Parish of St Landry (KING, George)
Filing Date:1822-July-6
Ending Date:1826-December-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:Marie Simien, a free woman of color, represents that Jacques Nicholas, also a free person of color, is indebted to her in the sum of $119 for "articles furnished" from 5 March 1818 through the end of the year 1821. The said articles include the hiring out, on several occasions, of Simien's slaves. She claims that she has "often and amicably demanded" payment of the said Nicholas, but he has consistently refused and continues to refuse to pay. Marie Simien prays that Nicholas be cited to appear before the court and condemned to pay the $119 he owes her, plus costs of suits, and "such other and further relief" to which she may be entitled.
Result:denied; appealed; reversed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #20881924 in the Simien Series; Orders, 9 September 1822, 14 September 1822, 4 December 1826; Transcript of Court Records [Text in English and French], 5 March 1818-14 November 1822; Petition of Appeal, 14 September 1822
Pages of Related Documents:7

People Associated with Petition 20882231

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:3
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: St. Landry Parish Courthouse, Opelousas, Louisiana

  • Records of the Parish Court
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  • Document Number 1147
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Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1997
Record Final Edited:10/17/2002
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2005 3:47:00 PM