INDIAN SLAVES AT STE. GENEVIEVE
May 28, 1770
General Census of all the Indian slaves, their ages and nations, and names of masters. Recorded in the Clerks Office.
26 May 1770 – Nicholas Boyer, resident, owned two savage children to wit: Francios, a five year old male and Margaritte, an eight year old female, both together valued at nineteen hundred livres.
Same date – Henry Carpentier, resident, owned one savage women named Angelique, baptised, age twenty and her daughter, Therese one year of age. The mother was of the Pawnee nation. Another female, nine years of age, not baptised, named Victoire of the Pawnee. All three valued at nineteen hundred livres.
Same date – Louis Robinet owns one savage girl, thirteen years of age, not baptised, named Lisette of the Pawnee nation. Value one thousand livre.
Same date – Francois Valle’, captain of the militia, owned one savage named Gabriel Ouessa, baptised, thirty seven years old, of the Pawnee nation. Value twelve hundred livres.
Same date – Antoine Aubuchon, resident, declares he owns the following: one savage women named Marianne, baptised, twenty five years of age and her two children; a boy named Baptiste age seven, and another boy called Louis, age five. The two boys are creoles and are baptised. The three are valued at two thousand livres.
Same date – Antoine Diel, resident, declares he owns one savage women called Rose, baptised, of the Pawnee nation. He also owns a male negro child six years of age, baptised and called Louis. The two are valued at two thousand livres.
Same date – Mrs. Billeron (widowed) states she owns a married couple from the Pawnee nation. The male, Joseph Tiruguet, age thirty, baptised and his wife Suzanne, age twenty-six. They were married before the Church and are valued at two thousand livres.
Same date – Louis Truto, resident, declares he has at his home the property of Laurent Truto who was a merchant voyageur as follows: One savage women, named Margueritte, age seventeen; one savage male, named Baptiste, age thirteen; and two ten year old children, one boy and one girl, neither baptised. Total value three thousand livres.
Same date – Pierre Gadobert, resident, states he owns one savage named Pierre, baptised, nine years old of the Comanche nation, valued at twelve hundred livres.
Same date – Michel Placet declares he owns one savage women, age thirty-five of the Panis Pique’ nation who has three children born in the country, all of them baptised, two daughters, one twelve years old, the other six, both born blind, the other an infant of the breast. All valued at three thousand livres,
Same date – Baptiste La Rose, resident, declares he owns the following: one savage women named Marie about twenty years old, valued at eleven hundred livres.
Same date – Francois Poitou, inhabitant, declares he owns won savage woman of the Panis Pique’ nation, baptised, twenty-five years old, called Fanchon, valued at fifteen hundred livres.
Same date – Marie Jeanne Huberdeau, widow of Meziere Huberdeau, declares she owns a savage women named Marianne, thirty years old, baptised of the Pawnee nation. This savage has two female children, one three years old called Elizabeth and the other eighteen months old called Ursule, both baptised, all valued at two thousand five hundred livres.
An not knowing any more persons at the said place of Ste. Genevieve who owned Indian slaves, I have concluded the present declaration as being in conformity with the record in the office of Ste. Genevieve this twenty-eighth day of May, seventeen hundred and seventy.