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    • Félicité Aurore Barbier Bouny emancipation petition, 1842 March.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Bouny family.; Slave records.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Bouny, Félicité Aurore Barbier, active 1838-1842.; Coralie (Slave of...
    • A petition for the emancipation of Coralie, a slave, aged 40, belonging to Félicité Aurore Barbier Bouny. The document certifies that the widow of Bouny is the owner of Coralie and that the latter was always "respectful, obedient, and loyal to...
    • Charlotte emancipation petition, 1827 March 15.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.; Doussan, Honoré, 1784-186?; Slave records.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.; Women slaves--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.;...
    • A petition submitted March 15, 1827 requesting the emancipation of a slave named Charlotte, age 16. Certified April 25, 1827, the document grants her legal rights since no one opposed the petition in the required forty days. In French and English.
    • Marie Boidore affidavit, approximately 1820-1827.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Carnival--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Assault and battery--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Affidavits--Louisiana--New Orleans.;...
    • Affidavit of Marie Boidore, a free woman of color, that at a ball of Mr. St. Martin, Virginie Labortrie, another free woman of color, unmasked her and along with friends, beat her. Presented to Joseph Roffignac, Mayor. In French.
    • Tulman Goulgis tax receipt, 1828 May 1.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Taxation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slave records--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Financial instruments.
    • Tax receipt for the head tax on two enslaved persons that were property of Tulman Goulgis, a free man of color.
    • Sophie Martin request, 1821 July 3.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free blacks--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Haitian Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Port-au-Prince (Haiti).;...
    • Request by Sophie Martin, described as a free black woman of 28 years of age, to leave New Orleans and then to return. Signed by the mayor of New Orleans, Joseph Roffignac.
    • J. Roffignac order to pay, 1821 August 13.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Negotiable instruments.
    • Mandat de Payment (order to pay) $2.50 to Guillaume Parent, a free man of color, for passage to Madisonville and meals for Peter Horn on the vessel Le Petit Marsouin. The Mayor of New Orleans, J. Roffignac, issued these pay bills or cash vouchers...
    • J. Roffignac order to pay, 1821 August 30.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Financial instruments.
    • Mandat de Payment (order to pay) $10 to Guillaume Parent, a free man of color, for transporting four passengers across the lake. J. Roffignac, the Mayor of New Orleans, issued these pay bills or cash vouchers to authorize the City Treasurer to...
    • J. Roffignac order to pay, 1821 March 19.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free blacks--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American soldiers--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Haitian...
    • Mandat de Payment (order to pay) $132 to Mr. (Joseph?) Savary, Jr., a free man of color, for the rental of a cart to the City for three months. The Mayor of New Orleans, J. Roffignac, issued these pay bills or cash vouchers to authorize the City...
    • William Freret depositions, 1842 January 21.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans. African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Depositions--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mothers--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New...
    • Depositions of J. B. Ducoing and Jean André Grasse on behalf of Ace Pierre, a free man of color of New Orleans. Jean Baptiste Ducoing appeared before William Freret, Mayor of New Orleans, and swore that he had known Ace Pierre, and his mother, the...
    • Augustin Macarty order to pay, 1819 August 6.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Macarty, Augustin Francois de, 1774-1844.; Municipal government--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African...
    • Mandat de Payment (order to pay) $14.50 to Rosette Montreuil, a free woman of color, for twenty-nine days that Michel, described as her mulatto slave, was employed in public works. The Mayor of New Orleans, Augustin Macarty, issued these pay bills...
    • Augustin Macarty order to pay, 1816 February 1

    • African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Macarty, Augustin Francois de, 1774-1844.; Municipal government--Louisiana--New Orleans.;...
    • Mandat de Payment (order to pay) $10 to Jean Victor, a free man of color, one month's city pension for the needy issued by Augustin Macarty, the Mayor of New Orleans. The Mayor of New Orleans issued these pay bills or cash vouchers to authorize the...
    • Charles Trudeau letter to Mayor James Mather, 1807 November 28.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans (La.)--History--19th century.; New Orleans (La.)--Emigration and immigration--Government policy.; Municipal government--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slavery--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Letters.
    • Letter from Charles Trudeau to Mayor James Mather relaying the City Council's action on prison regulations, expanding City Hall so the cries of the whipped slaves would not reach City Hall, opposing the influx of free men of color, and proposing...
    • New Orleans City Council ordinance, 1813 May 19.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans. New Orleans (La.)--History--19th century.; Slaves--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Gambling--Law and legislation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Legislation--Louisiana--New Orleans.
    • Ordinance of the New Orleans City Council regarding free people of color gambling with enslaved persons. Signed by Mayor N. Girod. In French.
    • D. Veau deposition, 1844 January 17.

    • Depositions--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African Americans--History--19th century.; African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Registers.
    • Deposition of D. Veau on behalf of Charles Butler of New Orleans, Veau appeared before William Freret, Mayor of New Orleans, and swore that he had known Charles Butler, a free man of color, about two years, during which time Butler had always...
    • Philip Humphrey bond, 1845 April 19.

    • Bonds--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans. African Americans--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Registers.
    • Bond of Philip Humphrey, guaranteed by William Johnson of New Orleans. William Johnson, a free man of color, appeared before the Mayoralty of New Orleans and guaranteed a bond of $1,000 for the good conduct of Philip Humphrey, a free man of color,...
    • William Freret depositions, 1842 January 29.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans. Depositions--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Legal documents.
    • Depositions of John Lewis and Louis Deslondes on behalf of John Hickman of New Orleans. John Lewis, a free man of color, and Louis Deslondes appeared before William Freret, Mayor of New Orleans, and swore that John Hickman, a free man of color,...
    • James Mather order to pay, 1807 November 12.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American soldiers--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Municipal government--Louisiana--New...
    • Mandat de Payment (order to pay) $30 to Valfroy Trudeau (described as a free mulatto) for services rendered in the "Grandjean affair." The Mayor of New Orleans, James Mather, issued pay bills or cash vouchers to authorize the City Treasurer to...

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