Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20882528 Details

Location:St. Landry
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the honorable, the Judge of the fifth District Court holding session in and for the Parish of St. Landry (, )
Filing Date:1825-October-21
Ending Date:1826-May-9

General Petition Information

Abstract:Margarite Brasseur seeks a separation of property from her husband, François Richard. Margarite represents that, at the time of her marriage to Richard, she owned a slave named Babé, “two gentle horses,” forty horned cattle, and “ten head of horse creatures,” amounting in value to $500. She now informs the court “that from the failing circumstances and pecuniary embarrassments of her said husband she is apprehensive that her aforesaid dotal effects are in danger of being sacrificed and lost.” Therefore, Margarite prays that the court grant her a separation of property from Richard.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Judgment, 9 May 1826
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20882528

Free Persons of Color:0
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 1,020
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Processing Information

Record Created:12/3/1996
Record Final Edited:4/23/2004
Record Last Updated on:12/28/2005 3:46:00 PM