Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20884305 Details

Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honl the Judge of the fourth Dist. Court in & for the Parish of Iberville State of Louisiana (, )
Filing Date:1843-February-22
Ending Date:1843-October-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:Antoine Dubuclet, a free man of color, presents to the court that he is a brick mason and "kettle setter" by trade and seeks the court's assistance in recovering a $300 debt plus interest from two planters named Henry Tenant and John Navy, partners under the "firm & style" of Tenant & Navy. He claims that, in 1842, Henry Tenant and John Navy hired him to "set & put up five sugar kettles" and to erect a chimney at the firm's sugar house. On February 15, 1843 he presented an account of his work, which the two men acknowledged to be accurate. However, they now refuse to pay and so Dubuclet prays the court to order them to pay the debt. A related petition revealed that members of the Dubuclet family were descended from a white planter.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PAR #20880801 in the Dubuclet Series; Invoice, ca. 1842; Court Record, 16 February 1843; Sheriff's Return, 28 March 1843; Order, 24 October 1843
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20884305

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Iberville Parish Courthouse, Plaquemine, Louisiana

  • Records of the Fourth Judicial District Court
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  • Document Number 2,030
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Processing Information

Record Created:1/30/1997
Record Final Edited:5/22/2003
Record Last Updated on:7/5/2006 11:48:00 AM