Lot 96: [Louisiana Slave Documents]
December 2, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: [Louisiana Slave Documents], incl. partial printed document, notice of emancipation of slave name Balaon, by Clarice Rillieux, City of New Orleans, Aug. 2, 1821, 9 1/2 in. x 14 in.; 2 partial printed documents, mortgage issued to Anatole Laurent for slave named Mary Ann and her 3 children, Jan. 16-19, 1851, Jefferson and Orleans Parishes, 6 1/4 in. x 8 in.; autographed document signed L.M. de James, auctioneer, sale of slaves to Augustin Rousseua, Apr. 2, 1857, 12 1/2 in. x 8 in.; act of sale of La Concession Plantation and slaves by R.D. Urquhart to James C. Zunts, Feb. 8, 1859, 5 sheets 12 1/2 in. x 8 in.; partial printed document, certificate of mortgage in good standing for plantation and slaves owned by George Waggaman, Jeffer Parish, Mar. 25, 1859, 14 in. x 9 in.; partial printed document, act of sale for slave named Isaac, Nov. 23, 1859, 14 in. x 9 in., (6 pcs.) Provenance: Gaspar Cusachs, entrepreneur, historian and collector, (1855-1929); The Gaspar Cusachs Collection, loaned to the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA (c. 1909-2016).