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Felix Limongi Collection of Louisiana Slavery and Civil War Materials

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Limongi, Felix

Felix Limongi (1865-1929) was a merchant and stamp collector who lived in New Orleans and Covington, Louisiana. His father was Francis Limongi (1838–1914), an Italian immigrant and grocer who settled in New Orleans, and his mother was Louisa Saillard (1846–1909).

The collection consists of several small groups of papers regarding slavery, the American Civil War, and related legal matters in New Orleans, Louisiana, primarily in the 19th century. Assembled by collector Felix Limongi, many of the papers originate from the law firm Durant & Hornor during the time it was based on Carondelet Street in New Orleans. The collection sheds light on black families and black familial enslavement in 19th century Louisiana, as well as on Reconstruction-era legal cases over property seized by the Union Army during the Civil War.

One group of papers (1805-1864) consists of the estate records of Marie Claire Chabert (1769-1847). Chabert was an African American woman who was enslaved by Don Bartolomeo Le Breton and later purchased and manumitted by Jacques Tisserand (a free black man who was formerly enslaved on the same plantation), and went on to own property in the Faubourg Ste. Marie neighborhood of New Orleans from the 1810s to the 1840s. The records, which include deeds of manumission, bills of sale, purchase and tax receipts, wills, and other legal and financial documents, pertain to Chabert's own manumission, her activities managing the estate of Tisserand which he bequeathed to her, her acquisition of land, and her efforts to purchase and manumit her own family members, including several nieces and her husband Michel Bouligny.

Durant & Hornor papers (1854-1872) consist of correspondence and documents of Philadelphia-born attorneys Thomas Jefferson Durant (1817-1882) and Charles West Hornor (1813-1905) that date to the early Reconstruction period. Most of this material regards various Civil War claims and cases of civilians against the Union Army to recover property or receive damages. Of note is a group of correspondence pertaining to a case brought by James Cosgrove against Benjamin F. Butler (1818-1893) over the seizure of property from his store.

There are also some miscellaneous correspondence and documents about early Louisiana history collected by Limonge, including letters from William C. C. Claiborne (1775-1817), Edmund Pendleton Gaines (1777–1849), Henry Clay (1777-1852), and Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), as well as manuscripts by Charles René Bougués (1722) and General V. Beaufort (1802), broadsides, and printed documents reporting on events in Louisiana.

This collection was formerly referred to as the "Louisiana Slavery and Civil War Collection."

The collection has been organized into four primary groupings, each of which is mostly arranged chronologically.

The following sources were consulted during preparation of the finding aid and biographical note for Marie Claire Chabert: Inventories of Estates, C Surnames, Cabouret, 1846 - Cornu, 1849. Louisiana, Orleans Parish Estate Files. New Orleans (Louisiana) City Archives. Sharafi, Mitra. "The Slaves and Slavery of Marie Claire Chabert: Familial Black Slaveholding in Antebellum Louisiana." Journal of Civil Law Studies 4.1 (2011): 187-215.

Mr. Gest acquired the collection from Felix Limongi. Limongi acquired many of the papers from the offices of the New Orleans law firm Durant & Hornor, though he may have added some material from other sources. A note left by Limongi states that he came across the Marie Claire Chabert records sometime before March 1926 while collecting postage stamps, though it is unclear from available documentation if he also acquired them via Durant & Hornor.

The collection was purchased from Mr. Gest in August 1948 (AM 13719).

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This collection was processed by Karla J. Vecchia in 2004. Finding aid written by Karla J. Vecchia in 2004.

This collection was reprocessed and the description was enhanced by Kelly Bolding in October 2018. A biographical note about Marie Claire Chabert was added at this time.

No materials were separated from the collection during 2018 reprocessing.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Karla J. Vecchia
Finding Aid Date
2004
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists of estate records of Marie Claire Chabert (1769-1847), a free African American woman and property owner living in 19th century New Orleans prior to the Civil War. The earliest materials consist of records of Jacques Tisserand documenting his purchase and manumission of Chabert, as well as her management of his estate, which he bequeathed to her. Documents related to Chabert's own property in New Orleans include an act of sale and survey of two lots of land she purchased from Joseph Bocage in 1810, a certificate regarding a sidewalk survey conducted in 1841, as well as her tax receipts from 1811 to 1845. There are also a number of legal records, including bills of sale, manumission papers, and wills documenting her efforts to purchase and manumit her own family members, including several nieces (Marie Jeanne, Martine, Adélaïde, and Louise), a woman named Rosalie, and Michel Bouligny, a man whom she later married. There are also bills for funeral expenses Chabert paid following the deaths of Rosalie and her husband. The two separate versions of Chabert's will present in the collection document her efforts to manumit and bequeath her property to her remaining family members while navigating legal prohibitions on enslaved persons' ability to inherit.

There is also a narrative account of Chabert's life and description of the papers, which was written and inserted later by collector Felix Limongi.

Arrangement

Limongi's account is followed by papers of Marie Claire Chabert arranged chronologically. Tax receipts are filed together at the end of the chronological run.

Physical Description

1 box

Felix Limongi Account of the Life of Marie Claire and Description of Documents, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of an handwritten manuscript (21 pages) containing collector Felix Limongi's detailed description of the records, as well as his account and interpretation of Marie Claire Chabert's life. There is also a typed transcription of the manuscript, as well as a handwritten note from Limongi regarding his evaluation of the papers. Although Limongi's notes are undated, they must have been written before March 1926.

Physical Description

1 folder

Act and Declaration of Sale of Marie Claire from the Don Bartolomeo Le Breton Family to Santiago (Jacques) Tisserand, 1805 February 7-23. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript copy in Spanish of an act of sale of Marie Claire for the sum of 930 pesos, passed before Carlos Ximenes, N.P., on February 7. The document describes Santiago Tisserand, who is referred to as Jacques Tisserand in the accompanying French document, as a free Black man ("negro libre") and Marie Claire as 26 years old and belonging to the succession of Don Bartolomeo Le Breton, who died in 1799. The reverse side of the document has a crossed-out receipt, dated February 11, signed by Daniel Clark, Charge d'Affaires for the United States. There is also an act of declaration of the sale and its payment in French, passed before Narcisse Broutin, N.P. on February 23.

Physical Description

1 folder

Last Will and Testament of Jacques Tisserand, 1808 July 18-October 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript copy of the last will and testament of Jacques Tisserand taken at the St. Pé Plantation on Tehapitoulas Road, made July 18, 1808, certified by Philip L. Jones, register of wills, with the seal of the Territory of Orleans. In the will, Tisserand bequeaths to Marie Claire, who was enslaved to him, her liberty for life and institutes her as his universal legatee. He declares that he is unmarried, but has a daughter, Manon, who was then enslaved to Mr. G. Derrea and his wife, Constance Tisserand, the sister of Jacques Tisserand, to whom Marie Claire is to give the sum total of $200.00 out of his estate, of which he gives a list amounting to $810.00.

Physical Description

1 folder

Order of Court Appointing Pierre Ambroise Cuvillier as Executor of Jacques Tisserand's Estate, 1808 October 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Copy of an order of court (printed document completed by hand) appointing Pierre Ambroise Cuvillier executor pro tempore of the last will and testament of Jacques Tisserand, signed by Philip L. Jones, register of wills, with the seal of the Territory of Orleans.

Physical Description

1 folder

Notice of Official Demand for the Manumission of Marie Claire, 1808 October 7-November 18. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Notice in French by Pierre Ambroise Cuvillier, executor pro tempore for the estate of Jacques Tisserand, signed by B. Cenas, Sherriff on October 7. On the reverse side, there is a certification in English that no opposition had been made to the demand, signed by Thomas S. Kennedy on November 18.

Physical Description

1 folder

Receipt of Payment by Marie Claire for Tools Bought by Jacques Tisserand, 1808 October 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Receipt handwritten on a scrap of paper for $12 worth of tools, signed by Guinault, an auctioneer.

Physical Description

1 folder

Act of Manumission of Marie Claire, 1808 November 18. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript document passed before Narcisse Broutin.

Physical Description

1 folder

Bill of Charges for Legal Services from Pierre Ambroise Cuvillier, 1808 December 31. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript bill totaling $50 for services as executor pro tempore for the estate of Jacques Tisserand, listing "consultations diverses au sujet de la negresse Manon" as gratis.

Physical Description

1 folder

Account of the Jacques Tisserand Estate Delivered by Pierre Ambroise Cuvillier to Marie Claire, 1808 December 31. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Cuvillier's account as executor pro tempore for estate of Jacques Tisserand. This account shows receipts (assets) of $661.50 and expenses amounting to $111.75, leaving a net cash balance of $15.25 (notes due not included).

Physical Description

1 folder

Inventory of Assets of Jacques Tisserand, 1809 January 18. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript copy of an inventory of assets amounting to $661.40, certified before Philip L. Jones, register.

Physical Description

1 folder

Receipt of Payment for Jacques Tisserand's Purchases, 1809 March 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Receipt for $150.00 for purchases made by Jacques Tisserand between 1807 and 1808, signed by J. Mercier.

Physical Description

1 folder

Bills for Court Expenses Related to Jacques Tisserand Estate, 1809 April 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two bills for court expenses regarding the estate of Jacques Tisserand for services totaling $11.75 and $12.00, signed by Philip L. Jones, register.

Physical Description

1 folder

Act of Payment by Marie Claire of $200.00 to the Derreas and Receipt, 1809 July 30. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript act of payment to Mr. G. Derrea and wife, Constance Tisserand (sister of Jean Tisserand), passed before P. S. F. Godefroy, N.P., along with a manuscript receipt for payment of the act signed by Godefroy. The Derreas were both free persons of color who owned Manon, the enslaved daughter of the deceased Jacques Tisserand, to whom Marie Claire was entrusted to leave money. This act recites the refusal to permit Manon to inherit and the remittal of the legacy to Mrs. Derrea (Constance Tisserand).

Physical Description

1 folder

Act of Sale and Survey of Two Lots Sold by Joseph Bocage to Marie Claire, New Orleans, 1810 August 11-November 14. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript copy of an act of sale (August 11, 1810) for two lots of land in Faubourg Ste. Marie, New Orleans, sold to Marie Claire by Joseph Bocage for the sum of $650.00, of which amount $50 was paid in cash, passed before Michael de Armas, N.P. There is also a document (November 14, 1810) containing a survey and examination of title of the two lots signed by B. Lafon, surveyor.

Physical Description

1 folder

Receipt for Partial Payment Toward the Purchase of Marie Jeanne from Jean Francois Laville, 1827 February 27. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript receipt for a $50 payment towards Marie Claire's purchase of her enslaved niece Marie Joseph (Jeanne) from Jean Francois Laville.

Physical Description

1 folder

Act of Sale of Marie Jeanne from Jean Francois Laville to Marie Claire, 1827 April 14. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript act regarding the sale of enslaved woman Marie Jeanne (Marie Claire's niece, age 55) for $180.00, passed before Felix de Armas, N.P.

Physical Description

1 folder

Permit from Mrs. O. Pollock Allowing Nicholas to Stay with Marie Claire, 1833 December 18. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Handwritten permit allowing Nicholas, who was enslaved by Mrs. O Pollock, to stay at Marie Claire's house.

Physical Description

1 folder

Receipt for 66 Shirt Cuffs Purchased from J. B. Black, 1834 March 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript receipt regarding materials bought from J. B. Black, auctioneer, for $3.90.

Physical Description

1 folder

Petition of Marie Claire to the Police Jury for the Manumission of Michel, 1835 April 6. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript document regarding the manumission of Michel (age 63) who was then enslaved to her. The document is signed by her attorney, Louis La Caire, and countersigned by John Garnier and George Strawbridge, free holders.

Physical Description

1 folder

Extract from Proceedings of the Police Jury Regarding Marie Claire's Petition, 1835 June 9. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript document granting Marie Claire's request for the manumission of Michel, signed A. Cruzat, clerk of the Police Jury.

Physical Description

1 folder

Act of Manumission of Michel, 1835 June 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Granted by Marie Claire before Louis La Caire.

Physical Description

1 folder

Permit to Night Watch Allowing Marie Claire to Invite Visitors to Michel's Wake, 1836 November 18. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript permit requesting the night watch to "allow the colored woman, Marie Claire, to have a few friends at her house, to sit up with the dead corpse of her husband [Michel]," signed J. Freret, alderman.

Physical Description

1 folder

Bill and Receipt of Payment for Joseph Fernández, Undertaker, for the Burial of Michel, 1836 December 17-1837 August 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of a bill from Fernández (November 28, 1836) for expenses for the burial of Michel, who was then Marie Claire's husband, on November 18 amounting to $30.25, which also indicates the receipt for payment of the bill on August 4, 1837.

Physical Description

1 folder

Bill from St. Louis Cathedral for the Burial of Michel Bouligny, 1836 December 17. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript bill amounting to $35.75, signed by A. Cruzat. The bill is made out to Madame Veuve Michel Bouligney née Le Breton (Marie Claire) and indicates that the remainder had been paid by M. Isidore Honoré.

Physical Description

1 folder

Note for a Loan of $500 Payable to Isidore Honoré in One Year, 1836 June 10-1837 July 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed by Marie Claire, June 10, 1836, as the recipient of the loan; payment verified by Felix de Armas, N. P., July 7, 1837. The Honorés loaned money to Marie Claire at 10% per annum.

Physical Description

1 folder

Settlement of Account between Marie Claire and Isidore Honoré, 1838 January 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript settlement of account. Discount and interest at 10% is charged on each account, and there is a credit for work done by Rosalie, who was then enslaved to Marie Claire.

Physical Description

1 folder

Receipt for $10.00 Payment by Marie Claire, 1838 December 7-1839 June 1. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed by Louis La Caire, June 1, 1839.

Physical Description

1 folder

Act of Manumission of Rosalie, 1839 March 6-20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Granted by Marie Claire, before Louis La Caire, N.P., March 18, 1839.

Physical Description

1 folder

City of New Orleans Surveyor's Office Certificate of Sidewalk Survey, 1841 May 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript certificate that a survey of the sidewalk in front of Marie Claire's property on the east side of St. Peter street was made on March 31, 1841.

Physical Description

1 folder

Bill from St. Louis Cathedral for the Burial of Rosalie, 1844 December 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Bill for $12 made out to Madame Veuve Michel (Marie Claire) for Rosalie's funeral.

Physical Description

1 folder

Last Will and Testament of Marie Claire, 1845 November 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

This manuscript copy of Marie Claire's last will and testament, passed before Théodore F. Thienémann, N.P., states that Marie Claire is a free black woman ("négresse libre"), legitimate daughter of Stanislas and Marie-Louise, both deceased, and married legitimately to Michel, a free black man. In the will, Marie Claire institutes as her universal legatee her niece Louise, a free black woman, under the exact conditions that she shall buy and manumit Marie Claire's other two nieces, Martine and Adélaïde, who were enslaved to Mr. Gabriel Villeré and Madame Veuve Hugues Lavergne, respectively. She also names Mr. Philippe Lacoste as the executor of her estate. The will is accompanied by a bill from Thienémann in the amount of $10.00 for the copy.

Physical Description

1 folder

Receipt to Marie Claire from Her Neighbor for a Fence, 1845 November 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Handwritten receipt for a payment of $10.68 for a partition fence between their properties.

Physical Description

1 folder

Act of Sale of Martine from Gabriel Villeré to Marie Claire Chabert, 1846 August 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript and printed copy of an act of sale of Marie Claire's niece Martine for the sum of $600, passed before Amédeé Ducatel, N.P., along with a bill of $6.50 from Ducatel for the deed.

Physical Description

1 folder

Last Will and Testament of Marie Claire Chabert, 1846 November 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript copy of a document passed before Amédeé Ducatel, on November 12, 1846, with a note that the copy was verified by Felix McCullogh, Ducatel's successor, on January 13, 1864. In the document, Marie Claire declares her age as about 75 (though she was likely 72). She states that she wishes to free Martine, whom she had recently purchased from Gabriel Villeré, and demands of her testamentary executor to employ half of the lots she owns on St. John Street, between Perdido and Poydras, to buy and manumit Adélaïde, her niece who was still enslaved to Mrs. Lavergene. She institutes her two nieces, Martine and Adélaïde, as her universal legatees, but in the event that half the lots would not be sufficient to purchase Adélaïde, then Martine was to be sole universal legatee. She then gives to Louise Jarreau (the universal legatee under the first will passed before Thienémann) one third of the remaining half lot in usufruct only, the ownership to revert to Martine and Adélaïde upon the death of Louise or to Martine alone, if Adélaïde could not be bought on account of insufficiency of money or the refusal of Mme. Lavergene to sell her. Finally she names Antoine Remy, a free man of color, as testamentary executor. The will is accompanied by a bill from Ducatel in the amount of $10.00 for the copy.

Physical Description

1 folder

Tax Receipts, 1811-1845. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Consists of Marie Claire's tax receipts for taxes paid to the Territory of Orleans (1811-1812), the Parish of Orleans (1820-1822, 1824-1845), the City of New Orleans (1824-1845), and the State of Louisiana (1825).

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence of Benjamin F. Butler (1818-1893), who was a Brigadier General in military command of New Orleans from May to November 1862. The correspondence pertains to the claim of Cosgrove vs. Butler, which New Orleans resident James Cosgrove brought against Butler for seizing property from his store. Some of the letters are to Durant & Hornor, attorneys at law, who appear to have represented Butler in the case.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

1 box

Benjamin F. Butler Letter to Unidentified Recipient, 1862 July 12. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

John King Note to Thomas Durant, 1862 November 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Regarding a memorial to General Butler.

Physical Description

1 folder

Benjamin F. Butler Letter to Durant & Hornor, 1862 December 3. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Thomas Durant Letter to George Foster Shepley (1819-1878), 1862 December 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

The second page of the letter includes another letter from Shepley to Colonel Shaffer.

Physical Description

1 folder

Captain Prime Letter Certifying the Ownership of Patterson Iron Works, 1862 December 20. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

James Cosgrove Petition to the Sixth District Court of New Orleans Against Benjamin F. Butler, 1862 December 23-26. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript petition (5 pages) filed by James Cosgrove, a resident who attests to be a "loyal citizen of the United States of America" against Benjamin F. Butler, Jonas H. French, and D.N.C. Farrington for unlawful seizure of the contents of his store in New Orleans, along with a list of property seized and a summons for Butler to appear.

Physical Description

1 folder

Benjamin F. Butler Letter to Thomas Durant, 1864 December 29. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Benjamin F. Butler Letter to "Henry", 1869 September 2. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Benjamin F. Butler Letter to [Durant & Hornor], 1872 May 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Five-page letter that appears to be to Durant & Hornor.

Physical Description

1 folder

Benjamin F. Butler Letter to Mr. Hornor, 1872 June 1. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Benjamin F. Butler Letters to [Durant & Hornor], 1872 July 1-16. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Three letters that appear to be to Durant & Hornor regarding payment for legal services.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of documents and correspondence regarding various claims and cases brought by civilians against the Union Army to recover property or receive damages from events occurring during the Civil War. Materials relate to cases litigated by Durant & Hornor.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

1 box

Claims Against the Union Army, 1854-1858. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

4 items.

Physical Description

1 folder

Claims Against the Union Army, 1861-1862. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

19 items.

Physical Description

1 folder

Claims Against the Union Army, 1863. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

26 items.

Physical Description

1 folder

Claims Against the Union Army, 1864. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

16 items.

Physical Description

1 folder

Claims Against the Union Army, 1865. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

39 items.

Physical Description

1 folder

Claims Against the Union Army, 1866. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

7 items.

Physical Description

1 folder

Claims Against the Union Army, 1867-1872. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

5 items.

Physical Description

1 folder

Claims Against the Union Army, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

5 items.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of additional manuscripts, correspondence, and printed material collected by Limonge, some of which have been annotated by him.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

1 box

Charles René Bougués, "Colonie de la Louisiane journal historique", 1722 April 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Bound manuscript account of occurrences at Fort Louis, New Orleans, and other places in Louisiana, made by Charles René Bougués, Secrétaire du Conseil de la Louisiane. The journal also contains markings made by Felix Limongi at a later date, as well as an accompanying note about the markings.

Physical Description

1 folder

General V. Beaufort, "Notes sur la Louisiane", 1802 August 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript document (4 pages) describing French and Spanish military forces in Louisiana and Florida, as well as notes on the population, importations, clergy, commerce, production, civil employment, clergy, and the "public spirit" in Louisiana.

Physical Description

1 folder

Governor William C. C. Claiborne (1775-1817) Letter to General James Wilkinson (1757-1825), 1811 July 20. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Aux Louisianais", circa 1811-1812. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed broadside containing a political appeal for the election of Governor William C. C. Claiborne (1775-1817), attributed to "Un Louisianais."

Physical Description

1 folder

Edmund Pendleton Gaines (1777–1849) Letter to General James Wilkinson (1757-1825), 1812 August 8. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Regarding a post offered to him.

Physical Description

1 folder

Henry Clay (1777-1852) Letter to John Watkins, 1844 October 16. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Thanking Watkins for sending information about the Whig defeat in New Orleans.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Poyet was an apostolic missionary in New Orleans. The materials regard conflicts over clergy positions in Louisiana.

Physical Description

1 box

B. M. Poyet, "Correct Explanation of the Difficulty Between Rev. B. M. Poyet, Apost. Miss'ry, and V. Rev. E. Rousselon, V. G.", 1862 January 18. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed leaflet.

Physical Description

1 folder

B. M. Poyet, "Lettre a Monseigneur J. M. Odin, Archeveque de la Nouvelle-Orleans, A Propos de Cent Piastres D'Amende", 1862 February 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed broadside.

Physical Description

1 folder

B.M. Poyet Letter to Benjamin F. Butler, circa 1862. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hobart Berrian, "Rules observed at the Office of the Fourth Auditor in the settlement for Claims to Balances due to deceased Seaman or Marines at the time of their death", 1863 April 24. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed circular.

Physical Description

1 folder

General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) Letter to Major General H. W. Halleck (1815-1872), 1863 September 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Letter sent from Vicksburg, Mississippi, several days after arriving from New Orleans discussing a letter from General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891), the potential for sympathy with the Union in Louisiana, and Grant's health. There is also a note written at a later date, presumably by Felix Limongi, noting that Grant had been recently been thrown by a horse.

Physical Description

1 folder

General Orders, No. 10: "An Act to provide for the more efficient government of the rebel States", 1867 March 11. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed leaflet from E. D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General, at the Headquarters of the Army circulating Act of Congress Public-No. 68. by command of General Ulysses S. Grant.

Physical Description

1 folder

"A New Song to an Old Tune", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

A printed broadside containing a ballad, which employs racist language and stereotypes, disparaging Anthony Paul Dostie (1821–1866), a dentist and civil rights advocate who was killed in the New Orleans massacre of 1866.

Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest