Augustin Metoyer, a free person of color, represents that, for the last ten years, he has been the “legal owner, with valid title,” of a tract of land situated some eighteen miles “below the town of Natchitoches.” In October 1835, François Roubieu enclosed part of the land and instituted a suit against him, in the “sixth judicial district” court, claiming ownership to it [see PAR#20883514]. Metoyer now charges that, although the suit is still pending, Roubieu has come upon the portion of the land he previously enclosed, and cut and removed a vast amount of cypress and other timber. Metoyer therefore seeks an injunction to prevent Roubieu from trespassing and taking any more timber.
Result: Granted; amended.
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Repository: Natchitoches Parish Courthouse, Natchitoches, Louisiana