Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20883828 Details

Location:St. Landry
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the District Court of the fifth Judicial District of the State of Louisiana holden in and for the parish of St. Landry (, )
Filing Date:1838-September-14
Ending Date:1838-September-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:François Coulon De Villier Sr. petitions for an order enjoining a free man of color named Baptiste Lafleur from entering his land, cutting down and removing his trees, and otherwise despoiling his property. Coulon de Villier represents that Lafleur trespassed on his land toward the end of the previous year and beginning of the current, and cut down some valuable trees that are now lying on the land. He claims to have sustained damages in the amount of $200 as a result of such action. He further alleges that Lafleur has recently cut down more trees and will more likely continue, having so far ignored his pleas to cease and desist. Coulon de Villier therefore seeks an injunction against Lafleur and seeks payment of damages.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Order, 13 September 1838
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20883828

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: St. Landry Parish Courthouse, Opelousas, Louisiana

  • Records of the Fifth Judicial District Court
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  • Document Number 2,468
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Processing Information

Record Created:8/23/1996
Record Final Edited:11/20/2003
Record Last Updated on:6/6/2006 5:44:00 PM