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Guide to the New Orleans Collection
1770-1904 (bulk 1804-1836)
  MS 1944

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Collection processed by Melissa Haley

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 02, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series IX. Legal Records, 1807-1868, undated

Scope and Contents note

French and English. The bulk of this series consists of depositions given before the Mayor, acting in the capacity as Justice of the Peace. Cases involve theft, trespassing, verbal threats, threatening behavior, assaults, gambling, alcohol, maritime deserters, the mutinous behavior of sailors, indentured servitude, runaway slaves, public balls, domestic violence, and dueling.

This series also contains summonses, discharge notices, power of attorney forms, documents relating to free persons of color (proof of residency, character witness), recognizances, a copy of a will, and legal documents (many are copies) pertaining to cases in New Orleans, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and New York. Also included are correspondence and the legal papers of Judge Joshua Lewis and Judge Henry Bry.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Depositions
1807-1809
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Depositions
1810
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Depositions
1811
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Depositions
1812
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Depositions
1813
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Depositions
1814-1816
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Depositions
1817
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Depositions
1818-1819
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Depositions
1820
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Depositions
1821
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Depositions
1822
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Depositions
1824
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Depositions
1825
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Depositions
1829, 1832
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Depositions
[1812-1820]
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Depositions
[1820-1828]
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Depositions
Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Summonses/discharges
1810-1844
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Free persons of color documents
1844-1845
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Power of Attorney forms
1823-1829, 1867
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Recognizances
1813, 1816, 1825
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Will, Heloise Baudouin (copy)
1865
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Miscellaneous legal records
1812-1868, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Judge Joshua Lewis, correspondence
1807-1830, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Judge Joshua Lewis, legal documents
1819-1833, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Judge Henry Bry, correspondence, legal documents
1832-1842, undated

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