Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20883201 Details

Location:St. James
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the honorable the Second Judicial District Court of the State of Louisiana, sitting in & for the parish of St. James (, )
Filing Date:1832-January-23
Ending Date:1832-May-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Joseph Gauthreaux, a planter, presents to the court that Olivier Leblanc, also a planter, is indebted to him "in the sum of two hundred and eighteen dollars." Gauthreaux alleges that, in the fall of 1830, he and Leblanc had agreed to "unite" all their hands, "negroes and white men," to grind their canes together in Gauthreaux's sugar house. The initial agreement was that each man would provide food for his "hands." Subsequently, Gauthreaux claims, Leblanc asked him to provide the food for all the hands and promised to pay him for his men's share. Gauthreaux agreed and fed the men for sixty-four days, at a total cost of $268. However, Leblanc has "refused and neglected" to pay and "still neglects and refuses to pay," although "amicably asked to do so." Gauthreaux therefore asks the court to order Leblanc to pay the debt of $268 plus interest [Original in English and French; French version incomplete].
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Judgment, 19 May 1832
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20883201

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: St. James Parish Courthouse, Convent, Louisiana

  • Records of the Second Judicial District Court
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Processing Information

Record Created:10/5/1996
Record Final Edited:5/27/2003
Record Last Updated on:4/25/2006 1:23:00 PM