Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20883703 Details

Location:West Feliciana
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Hon. Judge of the Third Judicial District Court of the State of Louisiana, holding sessions in & for the parish of West Feliciana in the State aforesaid (, )
Filing Date:1837-July-26
Ending Date:1837-December-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Barcley and Henry Tenney, lumber merchants, represent that George Douce, a free man of color, owes them $226.55. The debt represents the unpaid balance against a total purchase of lumber worth $411.55. Barcley and Tenney believe that Douce is "on the eve of leaving the state of Louisiana forever," but that he owns property in the parish, “real, personal & mixed.” They therefore pray that Douce be decreed to pay the debt and that a writ of attachment be issued to seize his property or as much as is necessary to meet their claim.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PAR #20883920; Court Record, 26 July 1837; Order, 26 July 1837; Judgment, 4 December 1837; Statement of Account, George Douce, 10 June 1837
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20883703

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

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Processing Information

Record Created:11/12/1996
Record Final Edited:11/12/2003
Record Last Updated on:5/25/2006 11:28:00 AM