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[Transcript of a Bill of Sale, September 6, 1805]

Description: Copy of transcript for a bill of sale between widow Marie Hubardeau and Moses Austin, on September 6, 1805, concerning the sale of a black slave woman, Lucile, and her mulatto son, Baptiste, in order to pay off Hubardeau's debts and mortgages.
Date: September 6, 1805
Item Type: Letter

[Transcript of Letter from Antonio Soulard, February 12, 1803]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Antonio Soulard, on February 12, 1803, listing the names of five men living on land belonging to someone else. They do not wish to move, and have petitioned to be allowed to stay on the land. He also recommends his friend Watkins to the recipient of the letter.
Date: February 12, 1803
Creator: Soulard, Antonio
Item Type: Letter

[Transcript of Letters Between Moses Austin and Francois Vallé, April 1802]

Description: Copy of transcript for letters between Moses Austin and Francois Vallé, on April 12, 1802. The first, from Moses Austin on April 12, 1802, asking that Jacob Chambers and William Ward be given a reprieve until they can pay off their debts. The second, from Francois Vallé on April 12, 1802, puts a hold on their property until their debts are paid. The third, from N. Boilvin, John Price, John Stewart, and Jon Gillespey on April 28, 1802, certifies that the property of Ward and Chambers has been seized.
Date: April 1802
Creator: Vallé, Francois & Austin, Moses
Item Type: Letter

[Transcript of Two Letters Concerning David Strickland, June 8, 1798]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter to Zenon Trudeau, on June 8, 1798, discussing the life of David Strickland, who works as a farmer for someone else but wants to farm for himself on the Bois Brule River in order to establish his family. A second letter, from David Strickland, asking that he be granted the land on the river to farm.
Date: June 8, 1798
Creator: Strickland, David
Item Type: Letter

[Transcript of Two Letters, January 1798]

Description: Copy of transcript for two letters, written in January 1798. The first, from Delassus de Luziere on January 15, 1798, asks that land belonging to the king be given to an unnamed man because he has proven himself to be a good farmer on land belonging to Mrs. Beauvair. The second, from Zenon Trudeau on January 21, 1798, informs the recipient that he will receive the land he has requested.
Date: [1798-01-15..1798-01-21]
Creator: Trudeau, Zenon & Luziere, Delassus De
Item Type: Letter