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    • Félicité Aurore Barbier Bouny emancipation petition, 1842 March.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Bouny family.; Slave records.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Bouny, Félicité Aurore Barbier,...
    • 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.; 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.
    • Tax receipt for the head tax on two slaves that were property of Tulman Goulgis, a free man of color.
    • Sophie Martin request, 1821 July 3.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Haitian Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Port-au-Prince (Haiti).; Passports--Louisiana--New Orleans.
    • Request by Sophie Martin, a free woman of color age 28, 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • M. Lafon letter to Mayor Roufignac. 1820 June 14.

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Lafon, Barthélémy, 1769-1820.
    • A letter to Mayor Roffignac from [Pierre Barthélémy?] Lafon, a free man of color, concerning money due him for a piece of property owned by the city. In French.
    • J. Roffignac order to pay, 1821 March 19

    • African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; African American soldiers--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Haitian Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.;...
    • 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...
    • 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, 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 remunerate...
    • 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.; Creoles--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 the woman,...
    • 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 her mulatto slave Michel was employed in public works. The Mayor of New Orleans, Augustin Macarty, issued these pay bills or cash...
    • 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.
    • Ordinance of the New Orleans City Council regarding free people of color gambling with slaves. Signed by Mayor N. Girod. In French.
    • Council of the First Municipality of New Orleans bonds, 1843 May 8-1844 April 10.

    • Bonds--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; African Americans--History--19th century.; African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans (La.)--Emigration and...
    • Bonds of free people of color, who were permitted to reside in the First Municipality of New Orleans, 1843 May 8-1844 April 10. Fifty documents bound together. In the decades prior to the Civil War, government officials of Louisiana became more and...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Bruno Gireaudeau deposition, 1844 April 13.

    • Depositions--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African Americans--Louisiana--History--19th century.;
    • Deposition of Bruno Gireaudeau who appeared before William Freret, Mayor of New Orleans, and swore that he had known Joseph Zeno, a free man of color, also present, for twenty years and that Zeno had been born a free man in New Orleans. The...

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