Petition #20885414


Tom or Thomas, a slave, presents to the court that his current master, René Porche, purchased him at the estate sale of the late Augustin LeBlanc, contractually obligating himself to give him freedom upon full reimbursement of the $200 value of the purchase price. Tom claims that he has fulfilled his end of the bargain but that René Porche has refused to live up to his and is claiming him as "his slave for life." Tom therefore prays the court to condemn Porche to "liberate & emancipate him" and to pay for all the necessary proceedings required to that effect [Original in English and French].

Result: Dismissed.

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Repository: Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse, New Roads, Louisiana