Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20883309 Details

Location:West Feliciana
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Hon. Judge of the Third Judicial District of the State of Louisiana, holding Court in & for the Parish of West Feliciana in said State (, )
Filing Date:1833-May-14
Ending Date:1833-May-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Emily Bradley Richardson represents that, upon marrying Charles Richardson in 1831, she possessed a slave named Alice. She also brought to the community of marriage other property valued at $346, which has been converted to cash. She claims that the “embarrassment & general disorder” of her husband’s affairs are now such that his estate may not be sufficient to meet her rights and claims for the recovery of her “paraphernal & dotal” property. She therefore asks for a separation in property from her husband and a judgment against her husband for the recovery of $346 and her slave. She also asks for a judgment granting her “sole, full & exclusive administration” of her property.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Order, 13 May 1833; Judgment, 21 May 1833; Security Pledge, 2 February 1833; Petition Service Acknowledgment, 2 February 1833
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20883309

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: West Feliciana Parish Courthouse, St. Francisville, Louisiana

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Processing Information

Record Created:12/3/1996
Record Final Edited:10/15/2003
Record Last Updated on:5/2/2006 3:58:00 PM