Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20883611 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Natchitoches
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Hon. C. E. Greneaux Parish judge of the Parish of Natchitoches & State of Louisiana (GRENEAUX, Charles E.)
Filing Date:1836-October-15
Ending Date:1837-May-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:Augustin Metoyer, a free person of color, represents that, for the last ten years, he has been the “legal owner, with valid title,” of a tract of land situated some eighteen miles “below the town of Natchitoches.” In October 1835, François Roubieu enclosed part of the land and instituted a suit against him, in the “sixth judicial district” court, claiming ownership to it [see PAR#20883514]. Metoyer now charges that, although the suit is still pending, Roubieu has come upon the portion of the land he previously enclosed, and cut and removed a vast amount of cypress and other timber. Metoyer therefore seeks an injunction to prevent Roubieu from trespassing and taking any more timber.
Result:granted; amended
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PAR #20882937 in the Metoyer Series; Order, 13 October 1836; Writ of Injunction, 18 October 1836; Sheriff's Return, 4 November 1836; Amended Petition, 23 May 1837
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20883611

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

Citation Information

Repository: Natchitoches Parish Courthouse, Natchitoches, Louisiana

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Processing Information

Record Created:12/3/1996
Record Final Edited:11/11/2003
Record Last Updated on:3/8/2010 10:49:00 AM