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Inventory of the letters, petitions and decrees
of the New Orleans Cabildo, the New Orleans Conseil Municipal
and the New Orleans Conseil de Ville, 1770-1835

This inventory lists the letters, petitions and decrees received by the legislative bodies of the city of New Orleans from 1770 through 1835. The individual bodies represented are the Cabildo (1770-1803), the Conseil Municipal (1803) and the Conseil de Ville (1803-1835). The original documents were inventoried by the clerk of the General Council in 1845. The manuscript inventory, in French, was later translated into English by an unknown translator, possibly part of the WPA project in the City Archives. A Library volunteer recently transcribed the English translation into a Wordperfect 6.1 document which staff then formatted in html. We acknowledge errors in this online version of the inventory. Some of them are translation errors and others are errors in the transcription. Rather than spend additional months perfecting this version, we have elected to put it online "as is." Researchers are advised to search for variant spellings of proper names and/or to consult the microfilm of the original French manuscript as the "final authority."

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The record series includes letters, petitions, and/or decrees for the years listed below:

[1770] [1772] [1773] [1775] [1776] [1777] [1778] [1779] [1780] [1782] [1783] [1784] [1785] [1786] [1787] [1788] [1789] [1790] [1791] [1792] [1793] [1794] [1795] [1796] [1797] [1798] [1799] [1800] [1801] [1802] [1803] [1804] [1805] [1806] [1807] [1808] [1809] [1810] [1811] [1812] [1813] [1814] [1815] [1816] [1817] [1818] [1819] [1820] [1821] [1822] [1823] [1824] [1825] [1826] [1827] [1828] [1829] [1830] [1831] [1832] [1833] [1834] [1835]


1770

The decree from O'Reilly recapitulating City revenues from the various branches February 22 #10
Request from L. Rancon, General Attorney, concerning the bakeries March 9 #18
Deliberation at the Cabildo, concerning the bakers April 20 #21
Request from the Syndic Attorney soliciting the establishing of a body of horse police. May 6 #22
Particular proceeding before the Cabildo June 11 #23
Remonstrance at the Cabildo by L. Rancon, General Attorney, requesting the free tobacco exportation to French Cape, with facility of returning negroes in exchange June 28 #24

1772

Letter from the Gobernor Unzanga to the Cabildo concerning a disagreement resulting from works executed, at the City expense, under orders from said Governor without this action having been ordered in Session February 14 #32

1773

Request from the Syndic Attorney for establishing a tax on the slaves, in order to undemmize the master of those capitally punished for crimes Aug 6 #33
Order from the Pope Clement XIV bearing suspension of the order of the Jesuits Oct. 12 #35

1775

Remittance to the City by Sir Oliver de Vezin of a lot situated at the corner of Maine and Conti Streets, kept by said O. de Vezin for rental purposes June 28 #38
Renunciation by Daniel Fagot de la Garciniere, of a lot situated Conde Street and limited by those belonging to N. O. de Vezin and John L. Trudeau in favor of the City June 28 #39
Sale of a negro by Du J. de la Rue to F. Rague November 17 #40
Sale of a negro by D. Moran C. Maurice November 17 #41
Sale of five slaves by P. Cawley to P. Morris November 20 #42

1776

Request from D. P. Piernas for one of the two lots situated in the surroundings of the place belonging to the City, which P. O. de Vezin remitted in 1775 September 27 #43
Request from P. D. Morris for the privilege of placing the taverns of the City under certain stipulated orders October 24 #44

1777

Sale by the Royal Alferes (Royal Herald) and Provincial Alcalde (Mayor) in name of the Cabildo, of a lot coming from the concession made the City by O'Reilly in the name of His Catholic Majesty, to Mr. Piernas for perpetual rental purposes February 25 #47
Henry Desporez, General Syndic Attorney, vote for the Cabildo to address the Governor its marks of appreciation and thanks for the benefits resulting from his administrations December 19 #49

1778

Letter from the King Manifesting his beneficial intentions in favor of the Province of Louisiana July 26 #53

1779

Representations by General Syndic Attorney relative to the Cabildo order of deliberations January 22 #58
Representations from General Syndic Attorney concerning several deferred business matters January 29 #59
Representatives by General Syndic Attorney concerning General Police Matters March 12 #61
Representatives by General Syndic Attorney concerning the deferred accounts from the Intendant June 18 #62
Letter form Mr. de Galvez, announcing the sending of two copies of the Royal Order, authorizing the subjects of His Catholic Majesty to supersede those of His British Majesty December 24 #64
Representatives by General Syndic Attorney on the necessity of increasing the number of Alcaldes in proportion to the increase of population December 24 #65


[1770] [1772] [1773] [1775] [1776] [1777] [1778] [1779] [1780] [1782] [1783] [1784] [1785] [1786] [1787] [1788] [1789] [1790] [1791] [1792] [1793] [1794] [1795] [1796] [1797] [1798] [1799] [1800] [1801] [1802] [1803] [1804] [1805] [1806] [1807] [1808] [1809] [1810] [1811] [1812] [1813] [1814] [1815] [1816][1817] [1818] [1819] [1820] [1821] [1822] [1823] [1824] [1825] [1826] [1827] [1828] [1829] [1830] [1831] [1832] [1833] [1834] [1835]


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May 12, 1997--wme; rev. 12/15/2008