Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20883117 Details

Location:West Baton Rouge
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable H. H. Gurley Judge of the 4th District of the State of Louisiana or to any other Judge ofthe Eastern Circuit Division of the Same, holding Sessions of the Fourth District Court for the Parish of West Baton Rouge (GURLEY, H. H.)
Filing Date:1831-November-12
Ending Date:1832-May-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:Antoine Lacour, a free man of color, charges that he was in the "quiet & peacable possession" of a tract of land situated partly in the parish of Iberville and partly in the parish of West Baton Rouge, when one Surville Trahan entered his property, earlier in the current year, and cut down and destroyed some valuable trees, causing damages in the amount of $100. Lacour claims that he has reason to believe that Trahan will continue to trespass on his land and cut down his timber. He therefore asks the court to cite Trahan to appear before the court, to condemn him to pay the sum of $100 in damages, and to "perpetually" enjoin him from committing waste and trespass on his land.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PARs #20882714, #20882901, #20883116, #20883507, #20884006, #20884013, #20884019, #20884130, #20884409; Order, 12 November 1831; Judgment, 18 May 1832; Judgment on Exception, ca. 18 May 1832
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20883117

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: West Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse, Port Allen, Louisiana

  • Records of the Fourth Judicial District Court
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  • Document Number 424
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Processing Information

Record Created:12/3/1996
Record Final Edited:5/27/2003
Record Last Updated on:4/20/2006 9:09:00 AM