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

New-York Historical Society
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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 III. City Council Records, 1805-1858, undated

Scope and Contents note

Bulk in French (1838-1858 in English). Includes letters and petitions to the City Council, resolutions, and copies of official documents. Letters and petitions to Conseil de Ville and later councils of the three municipalities concern city contracts, construction, property, regulations, administration of the Charity Hospital, fines, cemeteries, paving, lighting, St. Mary's Market, sidewalks. Resolutions (most are contemporary copies) deal with regulations for the  Garde de Ville, police jail, Charity Hospital, taxes, public balls, carts, pastry cooks, tavern license bonds, sidewalks, U.S. troops in New Orleans. Also included are copies of extracts of official documents (all are English translations), probably used by the City Council, regarding the Louisiana territory, the incorporation of New Orleans, and the Cabildo.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Letters and petitions to Conseil de Ville
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Letters and petitions to Conseil de Ville
1814-1816; 1821-1828
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Letters and petitions to councils of First, Second, and Third Municipalities
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Resolutions
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Resolutions
1811-1827, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Copies of official documents
1832, undated

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