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AVIS est par le présente donné à toutes
personnes ayant des réclamations contre
la succession de feu Casimir Fau, de les pré
senter à mon avocat E. W. Blake dans les dix
jours qui suivront la publication de cet avis —
et toutes personnes qui doivent à la dite suc
cession sont également notifiées de solder leurs
comptes avec mon dit avocat dans la même
s21 Administratrice.
Marron en Pripon.
Il a été amné a la geôle de
Plaquemine, un négresse arrété
comme marron qui s'appclla
MARTHA, dt dit qu'il apparte
nir à Mr. Richard McCall, resi
dent à la paroisse de l'Ascension.
Le dit négresse est âgé d'environ 28 ans, 5 pied
3 pouces de taille.
Habitation en Vente*
J'offre en vente à l'amiable la terre
qui appartenait à. Mr. J. M. Rils,
située sur le fleuve à 20 arpents au
rWsnns de Plaquemine, et sur la
même rive, ayant trois arpents et demie de face
sur 80 arpents, entre lignes paralleles. Cette
terre est défrichée jusqu'à 40 arpents et la
double concession est de terre haute, de pre
mière qualité et bien brisée. On »'addresser»
pour les conditions, en mon absence, à Mr. H.
Taylor, à notre bureau a Plaquemine.
Marron en Prison.
Il été amené a la geôle de Pia»
quem ine, un nègre arrélé comme
marron qui s'appelle WILLIAM,
et dit qu'il appartient à Mr Joseph
Charpantier, deinen rent à St Mary.
Le ' it nègre est âgé d'environ 2ü
ans. 5 pieds 9 pouces de taille, et un griffe noir.
Marron en Prison.
Il été amené à la geôle de Plaquemine.
un nègre arrêté comme marron qui se
nomme HENRY, et dit qu'il appartenir a
Mr. Octave Colomb,'résident a la parois?«
St James. Le dit nègre est âgé d'environ 28 ou 30
ans, ç| 5 pied 5 ponces de taille.
•21 HENRY SULLIVAN, (îeoher.

The fr'torrin hfts Passed.
Congress has agreed to adjourn on the 30th
of this month. Although laboring through a
protracted and violent session, all national dif
ficulties have at .hist bjpen adjusted, and the
liliip of state is again upon her eourse, with a
free helm and studding-sails flying. May she
ever be saved in future from struggles that
threaten lier destruction. From all parts of
the Union we pcrceiye accounts of rejoicings )
from both parties, in consequence of the great
result embodied in the passage of the Califor
nia bill, the Utah bill, the Texas and New Mex
ico bill, and last though not least, the Fugitive
Slave bill. The ultras have bowed their heads
in tame submission loihe will of the majority,
while many of them, hearing the national hal-_
lalujah that rings about their ears, cannot with
stand the promptings of impulsive patriotism,
but forgetting the sting of defeat, join in the
shout of that civil victory which gives us re
newed strength and confidence, and a spirit of
vigor and fearlessness that will have a lasting
and benign influence upon our future progress
and prosperity. There is little doubt that the
late trials in our national councils—and the
voice of Dismemberment among our represen
tatives—causing the monarchists of the old
world to burnish up their heraldry, and raising
a ray of hope in their minds, while were made
to bleed the hearts of patriots in our own land,
far from being an injury to our national char
acter, or injurious to our strength, have had a
beneficial effect that will be felt the stronger as
lime advances, and our greatness and power
b. corne moreconsolidated and realized.
Thus, as the political feature of our country
now appears, at this day, we may congratulate
ourselves that the clouds arose and the tempest
swept over Ike land. Those who were unskil
led in the management of our State barque
have learnt a lesson in the handling of the
ropes that will make them useful and cautious
hereafter, while the old cruisers, the pilots that
only bring out their strength in turbulent
weather, may well repose upon the laurels
which their sagacity and vigilance have won.
While we* would be very far from detracting
from the merits of those of our Democratic
brethren—all praise to them—who lent willing
and sturdy hearts to quiet the storm and bring
peace to our proud and happy country, we, at
the same time, rejoice with heart-felt satisfac
tion that it was under a Whig Administration
that this great moral victory was achieved. We
rejoice that Webster arid Clay, the great Whig
spirits of the nation, were in the front ranks of
conquering minds ; and we rejoiee that a Whig
President's name was signed with alivrity to
those momentous bills which have 6bed over
the land so much of joy and hope. There is
nothing how to eontend for, but the best means
of applying our exhaustless treasury to further
the progress of our Government in all matters
that tend to the advancement of morality, of
education, of wealth, grandeur and power.
The Grikdmg Season .—We believe that
a majority of our planters will commence grind,
ing about the middle of next month. From
what we learn with regard to several planta
tions, which, it is said, will yield much larger
crops than lust year, we may predict at least as
good a crop for this parish, if not a better one
than that of last season. Rain is much want
ed «t present.
Sickness .—For the last week or two, our
town and neighborhood have been visited by
a disease termed the break bone Jeter , which
spread to some extent, but is now diminish
ing in virulence and the numberattacked. Only
a few deaths, however, have occurred in this
IT At ».Democratic meeting lately held in
New Orleans, a resolution supporting the course
of Mr. Soulêe, was rejected.
Fugitive Slave Bill .— On Thursday the
] 2th inst, the Fugitive Slave Bill passed final
ly in the House by a vote of 109 to 75.
O" Seward's biH, abolishing slavery in the
District of Columbia, was rejected by the Sen
ate— yeas 4, nays4{i.
Sound Sentiments .—The Hon. Wm. Duer,
of New York, has written a letter to his con
st ituentk, announcing his determination to with
draw from public life. He says in conclusion,
referring to the passage of the compromise
The settlement that has been made bears the
marks «f a genuine settlement. It is not a tri
umph «f the North or a triumph of the South;
a triumph of Whigs over Democrat« or of Dem
ocrats over Whigs. It forced itself through by
its intrinsic strength, breaking down party line«
and sectional ties. No party can claim its mer
it, Yet as Whigs we cannot but regard it as
fortunate, that it happened under the auspices
of a Whig President and received the hearty
welcome of a Whig Administration, jt has
disembarrassed the Executive branch of the
Government, and enabled it to pursue its course
towards a successful prosecution of public af.
fairs. If now this dead question of slavery is
to be galvanized, whether for the annoyance of
the President or to prevent the adoption of ben
eficial measures of publie policy, I can only say
that (he last men who should do this are Whigs,
and the last Whigs who should do it are the
Whigs, of the State of New York.
OThe Boston Pothfindtr learns that Mr.
Smith, whose unfortunate habit of snoring had
«acfwUcd him from every hotel in the country,
and who finally had hired aa old schooner, in
tending to sleep in Boston hgrbor, ha« met with
a difficulty—the patients of Deer iabod having
remonstrated against his being there on account
of Iiis snoring keeping them awake at night.
Senator Down«.
We cannot imagine any thing that could be
more grateful to the feelings of a public mail,
than a hearty welcome by his fellow citizens
when he returns home from the scene of his
public duties. If this welcome proceeds from
his own immediate constituents, or from among
those of his neighbors who know him best, or
from the party even to which he belongs, it
must send a thrill of delight into the bosom of
the representative. But, when this feeling -or
this welcome takes a wider range—extends
throughout every locality of his State, and is
equally shared with his political friends and
opponents, and a manifestation is gotten up to
express clearly and distinctly Ibe depth of this
welcome, and admiration, it reaches, in our
mind, the cream and achma of political reward,
and should be in the breasts of public men, the
quintescenco of political ambition.
These remarks are occasioned by a recom
mendation which we observed in the True Del
ta, coming from the Whigs, recommending a
public demonstration in New Orleans, on the
arrival of Senator Downs, to exhibit in a proper
light the high estimation which the people of
that city entertain for him as a man, and as
Senator, irrespective of party, for the noble
manner in which he has stood by the Union
throughout the present boisterous session ; for
his able efforts to quell the spirit of discord,
trample upon ultraism, and crush fanaticism.
The Bulletin, which stands foremost among the
strong whig pape rs of the Siate, immediately
sanctioned tlJBpsplay of feeling as recom
mended in the True Delia, and since then the
Crescent has come out, warmly recommending
the design ; and we have no doubt that the
wishes of the people in this section of the
State are equally fervent in favor of a demon
stration which carries upon its face so much of
true patriotism and fraternal feeling.
Gen. Downs, of the Democratic party, and
Mr. Conrad, of the Whig party, from the Lou
isiana delegation, were alone in their advocacy
of Union and conciliatory measures—and as
the latter gentleman gave up his representative
duties at a period previous to voting upon the
great questions that have lately passed, the ho
nor of saving Louisiana from the entire dis
grace of being leagued with agitators and dis
unionisth, rests alone upon the shoulders of the
former gentleman. He has manfully done his
duty. He has,proved himself to be a patriot,
a representative and a statesman—and Whigs
know how to appreciate such men, even though
they be found in the ranks of their enemies.
!|pl —
0° A singular train of accidents happened a
short time since in the family of a respectable
farmer of Mount Vernon, la. During the day,
one of his sons was taken suddenly ill, another
was severely bitten by a copperhead snake, and
a third was thrown violently from a horse and
badly injured, while in search of his mother to
inform her of the casualties.
IT A Sir. Cressay, a shopkeeper of Maple
ton, in Yorkshire, went out with a double-bar
relled gun to shoot sparrows. In drawing Iiis
gun through some palings at a farm-yard, one
of the barrels exploded, the charge grazing his
cheek/ The farmer's daughter ran out, at
hearing the report Mr. Cressay,• much excit
ed, told her of his narrow escape, and to show
her how the accident happened, he drew
the gun through the paling ; the other barrel
went off, sent the charge into his head, and
killed him instantly.
The Republic .—By the following paragraph,
which we take from the Washington Republic
of tne 10th inst.,it will be seen that the editor
ship and proprietorship of'the Republic news
paper has undergone another change—making
almost a eoinp'ete revolution in its affairs.
The circumstances which led to the change
in the editorial department (6 the Republic in
May last no longer existing, the undersigned
cheerfully surrenders to John O. Sargent, Esq.,
one of its able founders, the future control of
its columns. A lius A. II all.
The Physician . —We notice in an exchange
some very sensible remarks in reference to the
subject of gratuitous practice by physicians, ft
is suggested that an appropriation of a few hun
dred dollars be made by the Police Jury, to be
disbursed annually to physicians in the parish
in proportion to their regular bills, in all char
ijLajjle eases. ^ We feel disposed to approve the
plan, as buta*simple act of justice to practition
ers of medicine, vet are almost frightened from
the position, when we reflect upon the enor
mous taxes which the citizens of Louisiania
now groan under. Of course an additional and
special tax would have to be levied for this pur
There is no question but that physicians
perform, and are under the necessity of per
forming more charitable labor, than the mem
bers of any other profession or trade. . The
lawyer can, without the fear of incurring cen
sure, refuse to defend the interests of a litigant,
when the prospects of remuneration are doubt
ful; the merchant can refuse to credit an appli
cant when he deems him "bad pay," and so on
through every branch of business, with the sin
gle exception of the practice of medicine. Let
a physician refuse to heed the calls of any,
however indigent, and however remote the pros
pects of a fee, and he thereupon gets into bad
order in the community, all are up in arms
against him, indignant at the idea of his not at
tending to the wants of starving wretchedness,
because, forsooth, he will not receive a recom
pense in "base lucre." The lot of the doctor is
truly, in many cases, a hard one. He must of
tentimes pay ferriage; pay for the medicine he
administers; for sundry little necessaries in ca
ses of extreme poverty, and not recover one
dime therefor. Certainly it is a source of grati
fication to him to ameliorate the sufferings of
his fellow man; yet is this any reason why he
should be called on to do so more than any
other member of society?— Caddo Gazette.
To Destboy Musquitoes .—Sprinkle a little
brown sugar on some hot coals in your room; it
will certainly banish the welcome intruders for
the night. Good, if true.
fTExtemal gentility is frequently used to
disguise internal vulgarity.
Letter from Washington.
[Special Correspondence of the Picayune.]
Washington, September 8, 1850.
All the Senate bills, as from the first expect
ed, have passed tlie House in the same shape
and form in which they came from the Senate,
with this exception only, that New Mexico and
Teças were put together, to get through a little
more comfortably. The ultras, North and
South, are completely nonplussed. Seward,
Benton, and tlie whole Free Soil faction, are as
good as dead. The Southern ultras are, for the
flic most part, reconci ed to their defeat, and
bear themselves remarkably well. "You have
saved the country,"' cried Seward, feigning to
be rejoiced, to a moderate member from New
York. "Yes," was the calm reply of the New
York member, "in spite of you."
The event of the passage of all the passen
gers of the good old omnibus was celebrated in
Washington by the firing of one hundred guns
and the illumination of some of the hotels.
The National stood forth in a blaze of fire. A
band of music, followed by about two thousand
citizens, in the evening paid their respects to
Henry Clay by serenading and cheering him
most* vociferously. Mr. Clay made a very
short and patriotic speech, and felt evidently
very much moved. From Henry Clay, the
crowd proceeded to cheer and the band to se
renade Senator Foote, of Mississippi, who res
ponded in a very felicitious and patriotic man
ner. - His speech produced an excellent impres
sion, and he was most enthusiastically cheered.
From Senator Foote the crowd proceeded to
Gen. Cass, who was very much moved by the
attention paid him, and responded in a few
words well adapted to the occasion, exhorting
the people to union and mutual love and for
bearance. The next gentleman cheered and
serenaded was Mr. Speaker Cobb. He bore
the distinction very meekly, and only answered
in a few words, which, however, were to the
point. His remarks were entirely confined to
the subject-matter. From the Speaker's house
they proceeded to Senator Douglas, who, as
chairman of the Committee on Territories, re
ceived nine cheers, and-made some very happy
and pointed remarks in reply to this manifesta
tion of the public appreciation of his services.
The crowd then marched up to Mr. Webster's
house, next to the Unitarian church, in Louisi
ana Avenue. Mr. Webster made a most elo
quent impromptu speech to them and was
most vociferously cheered. I presume the
band then marched up to Senator Dickinson and
the President's house; but I was too exhaust
ed to follow them. It was gratifying to wit
ness the enthusiasm and rejoicings at the ad
vent of peace, and I sincerely hope that the
news of the passage of the Senate bills pro
duce the sinne happy feelings in all other parts
and cities of the Union.
It was a pleasure to see how in connection
with Utah the Wilmot proviso was again, for a
second time, kicked out of the House by a di
rect vote. There was no shuffling, no dodging
the question. Members were brought to a di
rect vote, and the Provisoists exhibited in their
naked weakness; the majority against it over
fifty. So much for that exploded humbug,
which was used as a bugbear to frighten the
North and South for the mere purpose of ad
venturers. It is now dead to rise no more. The
good people of Pennsylvania will take care io
despatch Wilmot himself simultaneously. Let
us by all means get rid of the e.Ttremes.
The Cabinet, all the stories circulated by
Seward and Benton to the contrary notwith
standing, is a unit. Thîre is not the least riv
alry, or other than the most friendly feeling be
tween Messrs. Webster and Corwin: but a reg
ular plan on the part of the T. Ewing faction,
joined to Benton, Chase and Seward, to produce
difficulties by exciting first public suspicions,
and then mutual distrust amongst the Secreta
ries. Tlw plan was laid in Boston, on a visit
of Thgrlow Weed to that placff. I will give
you, in due time, further particulars. Now that
all the grear internal questions of Government
are settled, Mr. Seward will find a difficult
task to produce mischief, either in the Whig par
ty or in the Cabinet. Le Diable Boiteux.
The Washington Monument .—This struc
tu re is of the right kind of stuff. One Profes
sor Johnson said he crush the marble with his
fingers, but the board of managers report that
it has been tested by a powerful hydrostatic
press, and the average of eight different blocks
showed that the crushing force of the marble
exceeds ten thousand pounds, equal in strength
to the grani tes, and capable of sustaining a
weight four t imes as great as the monument
It will stand as long as the city of Washing
O*Tliere is said to be in one of the county
jails in Connecticut, a little girl, her mother>
grandmother, and great grandmother. Here
iniquity is visited upon the children unto the
third and fourth generations.
O" An eastern paper says that dancing wo
men wear their dresses at 'half mast,' as a me
mento of respect to departed modesty.
ET'Tapa, what is a humbug?"
Parent—(with a deep drawn sigh.) "It is, my
dear, when your mamma prétends to be very
fond of me, and puts no buttons on shirt."
Not sweeter sang the birds in Eden
Than this fair nightingale of Sweden:
The only difference 'twixt the two lies here
Their notes were gratis, hers are very dear.
[Evening Post.
Police Jury—Parish ot Iberville.
ON MONDAY the 2<1 day of September l.?50, at a reg
ular session of the Police Jury of the Parhsli of Iber
ville, the following members met at the Court House of
said Parish at Plaquemine, to wit :
Louis Hebert, lit District; Win. C. Adams, 2d District;
Thus. C. Brown, 4th District; K.A.Upton, 5th District;
A. g. Stringer, 6th District.
The President, Jas. E. Robertson,being absent, the Po
lico Jury proceeded to elect a President pro tern. Where
upon Mr. A. G. Stringer was unanimously elected Pres't
The Police Jury being organized, proceeded to business.
Resolved that Messrs Jas. K. Koheruoii and Charles A.
Slack, the absent memhera, «how cause at the next secsion
of the Police Jury, why tliey should uot be fined for sot at
tending at this session.
On motion, Resolved that Messrs R. A. Upton, W. C.
Adams and Louis Hebert, be appointed a standing com
mittee on accounts and claius, to serve for and during one
year from the date hereof.
Then the Police Jury proceeded to appoint Commission
ers of Election, to serve for and during one year, in and
for the Parish of Iberville, for the several election pre
cincts of said parish in conformity with the provisions of
the 3th section of the act of the Legislature of the State of
La. entitled "An Act for the Uniform Refutations in the
State of Louisiana approved 1st June lë46, and the follow
ing persons were duly appointed, to wit: Messrs Joseph
Breaux, Norbert Laave and Albert Attain, to preside on Ute
first clectio» precinct to !>e held at Boena VMa Hotel,
- - - - " -*• " ,j,
1 «I"
Paulin Dupuy, Joseph
election precinct to De neM at Tfteodore Johnston's «tore
at the I*diaa Village. Messrs Valéry Hebert, Camille L.
Landry and Valsin i. Dbpay for the election precinct to
be held at the reMdence of JP m I p^y in this Parish.
JKcttr* jUVM LèBlaoc, O. O. Watooa, t)ugregfe Dupuy
•w the 5th election precinct to be held
Pierre Richard's store. Messrs. Alcide Foché, Lucien
Guidry aud Eugene Babin to preside over the 6th election
precinct to be Held at the coffee house of Mr. Louis Pollete.
Meesrs Joseph Gall, Joseph LeBlauc aud William New
comer to preside over the 7th election precinct, to be hold
at lvesMlil* Messrs. E. A. Sherbourne, L. 31. Troceler
and Jshn Whitney to preside over the dth oletion pre
cinct tobe held at Johnston Brothers' store.
The committee 011 claims and acts, after
havinc examined the accounts submitted to
them,"reported favorably on the following •ac
counts, to -wit :
An account due Worshatn and Sigler
for repairs on Parish Jail as per act, al -
lowed, § 10,00
An act. for $5,75, due J. E. Brown for a
table and repairs done to the Court
room, Railing, &c., allowed, 5,75
An account due II. Sullivan, Jailor, for
house rent for twenty four dollars,
as per bill, allowed, 21,00
An account of $5 due François, negro •
man, for making a coffin, for an indi
gentes per bill, allowed, 5.00
An account of $14 for articles to Parish
Jail for use of prisoners, and for feed
ing and keeping a lunatic in said Jail
due the Sheriff, as per bill, allowed, 14,00
An account of $-20 due Antoine Wil
lert, for making a coffin for J. N. Ilos
son an indigent, said account reduced
to ten dollars, which amount is al.
lowed, 10,00
An account of $3,50 due F. N. Bissell
for nursing and taking care of Mrs.
Inmann, an indigent sick person, al
lowed, 3,50
An account of $15,50 due Charles mu
latto boy, for nursing and taking care
of J. N. Rosson, an indigent, is allow
ed, 15,00
An account of $20,65 due G. S. Rous
seau, justice of the peace, for fees in
criminal cases, said account reduced
to $17,59, which amount is allowed, 17,59
The said committee then reported adversely
on the following acts, to wit :
An acconnt of $12 due Robert Baldwin for
building a Tomb for J. N. Rosson, rejected.
An act. of G. S. Rousseau, justice of the peace,
for six dollars for furnishing dinners to 12
Jurors in the case of the State vs. slave Nel
son, rejected—which reports having been sub
mitted were unanimously approved.
Then the Police Jury adjourned until 3
o'clock A. II.
At 3 o'clock P. M. the Police Jury met.
Present as before. .
The following report of the committee on
the Island cut-off road, is presented and adopt
ed, to wit :
"To the Honorable the rolictJuryofthe. r .yrisli of Iberville:
Your undersigned, a committee appointed by your honora
ble body, at its last session in June, for the purpose of taking
into consideration the propriety of making a cut-oft' road
across the point, known as Iberville Point, from the "Is
land" to that part of the Parish, known as "Manchac?" to
examine the varions localities where said road may pass;
to estimate the cost of making the same, to ascertain how
much of said cost can be raised by private subscription; to
determine and fix upon the best locality for said Road,
and generally to report to your honorable body, all mat
ters m relation to said Road, to the end that the same muy
be made—have the honor to submit the following Report :
Yonr committee have discharged the duties imposed upon
them by the Police Jury: and after diligent and carefnl in
vestigations and examination, they report that in their
opiuions said Road should be laid off from the ''Island to
Mnnchac" upon the lands of Lucien Guedry at fhe Island,
and coming out upon the other side at and upon The lands
of Mad. Ve. Joly and the heirs of Ursin Joly and Doctor
Tras.imoud Dupuy, and the heirs and late widow of L
Lesassier, for the following reasons: Becau>e.4t is the
shortest aud most direct route for said road—because it cuts
off no lands, that is to say runs through no one's land, but
goes through upon direct lines and because this in the opin
ion of your committee can be made for the least price; and
because it there cuts off the most travel.
Your committee think that said Roai can be purchased
and made for the sum ofouc thousand five hundred dollar
$1500, or thereabouts, and that of this sum live hunured to
one thousand dollars can be easily obtained by priv ate sub
scription in money or labor, perhaps a stitt larger sum
than the la>t named, depending upon the locality of the
Road. Your commtitee would rocommend that the said
Road be constructed as cheaply as possible, so as to make
it always passable for carriages and all ordinary travel, and
to this end recommend that over the swampy portions of
the Road, trees be cq>t down and laid across said road from
ditch to ditch and covered w ith the dirt thrown from the
ditches upon either side—thus the road will be at but a
small expense, rendered permanently good at but a trifling
annual repair. Your committee further recommend that
your honorable body pnss an ordinance making it the duty
ofall inhabitants within five miles of said road (upon the
same side of the river) and upon the Mississippi to work an
nually upon said road, and that yonr honorable body ap
point a Commissary of said road annually, to be known as
"Commissary of the Island cut-off road" whose duty it shall
always be to keep said road in repairs.
Your committee congratulate themselves and their fellow
citizens generally that your honorable body had at last
moved in this important matter.
The making of this "r02î! is one of the very last impor
tance.to the lower portion of the Parish upon the left bank
of the river—a work that should be made at once, nay your
committee will add that it is a work that should have been
made long sin e. Of its very great importance, your com
mittee feel that it is hardly necessary for them to speak, as
all of the members of your honorable body are intimate
with the locality—its interests and necessities—still they
feel that to the full discharge of their duties it is proper
that they present to the Police Jury some of the many
reasons, that command the immediate construction of the
The construction of this road, will cut off over seven
miles of travel, and will tend tobring nearer to each other
the lower and upper portion of the Parish of Iberville; it
will facilitate bonds, which now hang but loosely upon the
Island, for your committee Are of opinion that unless this
road be constructed, the Island portion of the Parish will
make a successful application at the coming session of the
Legislature, to join the Parish of Asceusion.
It will bring the lower portion of the Island—now fre
quently an Island in more than the name—to a closer prox
imity to the seat of justice of the parish. It will enable its
citizens to attend their church, from which they are now
cutoff by distance of travel, and the almost constant bad
state of the roads. It will be a positive advantage to over
five hundred of the citizens of the parish; and it will be a
great advantage to all ordinary travel, and facilitate com
munication. Your committee are of opinion, that, in the
end, by the construction of this road, the parish will be the
gainer, as they estimate that over two hundred dollars, as
an average sum, will be saved to the parish treasury annu
ally, and this for the fees and mileage of sheriff, constable,
and other judicial officers; the mileage of persons, &c.—
This should receive a great consideration from your honor
able body. The inhabitants of the parish of Iberville, from
the church of St. Gabriel to the lower line, have paid the
assessed parish ta* into the parochial treasury for the past
forty-five years, and during all of this time have never re
ceived back, by way of appropriation, one single dollar!—
They have seen other portions of the parish improved,
roads made, and internal improvements effected, while they
themselves, from the church to the lower line of the parish,
have never received one dollar for any appropriation
whatever. Your committee suggest therefore that the
grantingof this necessary appropriation would he but a
mere act of jnsticeto this portion of the parish.
In conclusion, your committee urge most strongly and in
the most emphatic manner, the absolute utility and necessi
ty of this cut-off road, and orge in like manner its immedi
ate construction, and to this end suggest that yonr honora
ble body appoint three commissioners, clothed will full pow
ers to mak)e said road, and that the necessary appropriation
be made for the purpose. They are further of opinion that
if the police jury provide the laud, pay for the right of
way, and build the necessary bridges, that the balance of
the" work can all be done by private subscription. They
feel that they could say much more in relation to this road,
but believe that it is unnecessary, thinkiug that they have
already discharged the duties devolved upon them by the
resolution of your honoiÉble body at its last session, though
they feel deeply impressed with the importance of those
duties, involving in their discharge perhaps, interests so
vital to their fellow citizens, whom tney measurely repre
sent. Your committee cannot however close this report,
without saying one word in relation to what is generally
regarded a delicate matterf they allude to an additional tax,
trifling and insignificant though it be, to come from the
pockets of the people, for the purpose of constructing this
road. They understand that a certain portion of the pa
rish, less interested immediately in this road, oppose its
construction, upon this ground. They trust that this is not
the fiict. They trust that no portion of the parish, especial
ly a portion that has been so large a recipient of State and
parish patronage, can now be guilty of such penny wisdom
aud pound folly; and least of all they trust that no member
of your body will obstruct this the legitimate expenditure
of but a very sirfall portion of the public fbnds, did the law
permit partial parochial taxation. Your undersigned com
mittee feel confident that the whole sum necessary to build,
make and permanently establish this road, could be raised
without an objection from the tax paying population upon
the left bank of the river. But this, it is hoped, the honor of
the remainder of their fellow citizens would forbid. AÜ
ofwhich is respectfully submitted.
Iberville, August 31st, 1850.
(Signed) W. R. BOOTE,
N. Z. Blouih,
Lccieîi Guidbt,
Jr. S. Blahciiard,
J. Walsh.
An ordinance to provide for making and
I establishing a cut off Road across Iberville
1 Point in tlie Parish of Iberville, to lead from
the vicinity of the Church of St. Gabriel to the
Island, was presented and read to the Police
Jury, and the same being put to vote, Messrs
R. A. Uplon and Tlios C. Brown, voting in
favor of it, and Messrs Louis Hebert and W.
C. Adams voting against, their being a tie, the
President pro tem gave the casting vote in fa
vor of said ordinance. Therefore said ordi
nance was adopted.
An ordinance to establish a Canal or com
mon drain to be cut from Bayou Crocodile or
Spanish Lake into Bayou Manehac, to drain the
points known as Plaquemine and Iberville
points, was presented and read to the Police
Jury, which ordinance being put to vote was
unanimously adopted and passed.
On Tuesday the 3d September 1850, the
Police Jury met pursuant to adjournment.
Present as before.
Resolved that Louis Petit Esq. Recorder of
the parish of Iberville, be and he is hereby em
powered to cause such work to be. made upon
the office of the Recorder, as will effectually
prevent the rain from entering the doors and
windows of said office, and when such works
are made the costs of the same to be paid out
of the parish treasury upon the warrant of the
President of the police jury.
• ordinance to lay a Tax upon all Billiard
Tables and Grog Shops in said parish, (except
those situated in the incorporated towns) was
presented and read to the police jury, which or
dinance being put to vote was unanimously
adopted and ordered to be filed.
An ordinance concerning Roads and Levees
in and for the parish of Iberville, was pre
sented and read to the police jury, and the
same being put to vote was unanimously adopt
Whereas the office of justice of the peace
for, the 1st police jury ward of said parish is
now vacant,
Resolyed, that an Election for a justice of
the peace in said ward be ordered and held on
the 28th September, inst.
On motion, Resolved that the Clerk of the
police jury be and he is hereby authorised to
contract with YV. P. Bradburn, editor of the
Southern Sentinel, for the printing and publish
ing ofall the proceedings ofthe police jury of
said parish, &e., and that the sum allowed for
that purpose shall not exceed two hundred dol
lars, Resolved, further, that the said Clerk be
authorised to subscribe to the Southern Sen
tinel, for the use ofthe parish.
Whereas in order to defray the expenses of
the parish and the payments which will become
due for the erection of the Court House- and
Jail, it becomes necessary to raise a parish
It was unanimonsly resolved that a parish
Tax be levied in and for the parish of Iberville
for the year 1850, of eight cents upon every
hundred dollars value of taxable property as
sessed in, and in conformity with the assess
ment Roll of the State for the year 1851, and
an ordinance to that effect having been sub
mitted to the police jury was unanimously
adopted and approved.
The petition of Mrs. Theresa Eliza Winfree
(Wo. Roach) praying to be permitted to eman
cipate her negro man named Jack, aged about
fifty years, having been submitted, was reject
ed, Messrs Adams. Hébert, Brown and Stringer,
voting against it, Mr. Upton not voting.
The petition of J. II. Richard, Benjamin Ri
chard, Trasiinon Richard, Jerasime Richard,
and Melon Richard, praying to be permitted to
emancipate their slave William, aged about
sixty years, having been submitted to the police
jury, was rejected—Messrs. Adams, Ilebert,
Brown and Stringer, voting against it. Mr.
Upton voting in favor of it.
An ordinance to establish a canal or drain
in the rear ofthe town of Plaquemine and out
of the incorporated limits thereof was present
ed and read to the police jury and the same be
ing put to vote was unanimously adopted and
Whereas it is necessary, in order to preserve
the parish property whereon the Court House
and Jail are built, to jnake a fence around the
Resolved, that Messrs. W. C. Adams, Louis
Hebert and Thomas C. Brown, be and they are
hereby appointed a committee to contract for
the purpose of making and erecting a suitable
fence around the unenclosed sides of the Court
House and Jail lots. The said fence to be
made with Cedar posts and three rails. That
said cammittee be authorised to receive propo
sals for said fence and to let the» same out to
the lowest bidder, and that the costs of the
same shall be paid out of the parish Treasury
on the warrant of said committee, or any two
of them, immediately after the same shall have
been completed and received.
There being no further business before the
police jury, on motion the police jury adjourn
ed until the next regular session, to wit—the
2d Monday of January next, 1851.
Pres. Protem.
Adonis Petit, Clerk. '
NOTICE is hereby given to all persons
having claims against the succession of
the deceased Casimir Fau, to present the same
to my attorney E. W. Blake, within ten days
from the notice hereof, and persons indebted
to said succession are likewise notified to make
payment to my said attorney within the same
s21 Administratrix.
Runaway in Jail.
Was brought to the Jail of this
Parish, a runaway negro woman
who calls her name MARTHA,
and says she belongs to Mr.
Richard McCall, residing in the
parish of Ascension; said ne<*ro
is about 28 years of age 5 feet 3 inches high.
The owner will please come forward, prove
property, pay charges and take her away.
Plantation for Sale.
I offer at private sale the tract of
laud lately owned by Mr. J. M. Rils,
situated on the river at 20 arpents be
„low the town of Plaquemine, and on
the same side having 3£ arpents front and 80
arpents in depth between parallel lines. It is
cleared to nearly 40 arpents and the second con
cession is all high and first quality land, and
wilh valuable timber. For terms, apply in my
absence, to Mr. H. II. Taylor at our office in
Plaquemine. II. F. DEBLIEUX.
Runaway in Jail.
Was brought lo the Jail of this Parish a
runaway negro who calls his name WIL
LIAM and says he be'ongs to a Mr. Jo
seph Charpantier, living in the Parish of
St Müry; "said negro is about 20 years of age, 5
feet 9 inches high, and * dark griff color. Tlie own»
lier will please come forward pay charges, and tnk«
him awav.
821 * HENRY SULLIVAN, Jailor.
Runaway in Jail.
•mjc Was brought to the J :> il of this Parish n
y* runaway negro who calls his name HLN
0^ RY, and says that he belongs to Mr.
Octave Colomb, residing in the Parish of
St. James ; said negro is about 28 or 30 years of
age, 5 feet 5 inches high. The owner will please
come forward, pay charges and take him away.
Sixtli District Court, Parish oC
Iberville, State of Louisiana,
Marie Üerajihine Brnussard, wife of
Si7non Athanas. Breaud, vs.
lier Husband.
For the reasons assigned in the written
opinion of the Court this day delivered and on
file. It is therefore, ordered, adjudged and
decreed that plaintiff and defendant be separat
ed of property, and that the community of
acquets and gains existing between them be
dissolved (the plaintiff hereby renouncing the
same) that the plaintiff resume the free admin
istration of her estate separate and apart from
her husband.
It is further ordered and decreed Hint the
plaintiff is owner and that she recover of de-"
fendant the slave Nat and Julietta and' her
children and that she be put in possession of
the same. And it is further ordered that de
fendant pay the plaintiff aud that she have
judgment against him for the sum of four thou
sand eight hundred and forty-five dollar« and
thirty cents with legal interest thereon since
the 11 111 day of January 1850, and that plais
tiff's legal mortgage in the immoveables and
her privilege on the moveab'es of her husband
be recognized and enforced, and consequently
that the same be seized and sold" to satisfy this
judgment and that defendant be further con
demned to pay the cost of this suit.
It is further ordered, adjudged and decreed
that the balance due on the sale of a tract of
land, the dotal property of Plaintiff's to Henry
Doyal on'tlie 15th March, 1845, be decreed
to be coming to plaintiff and due to her and that
she be declared the proper person to reçoive
the same, to wit: the sum of twelve hundred
and forty-two dollars, bearing interest at the
rate of eight per cent per annum, since the
month of March 1846, to seeuro the
said property sold remains s]
ro the payment,
■specially mort
September 14th, 1850.
(Signed) J. J. BURK,
Judge Sixth Jud'l Dist.
A true copy.
Clerks Office Sept. 20th 1850.
Cour dn 6eme District, Paroisse
«ribcrville, Etat de la houisiane.
Marie Seraphine Broutssard, épouse do "
Simon Athanas Breaud
No. 298.
Son Epoux.
Par suite des raison déduites dans l'opinion
de la Cour, ce jour délivrée et enregistrée
Il est ordonné, adjndgé et décrite que la
demanderesse et le défendeur soient Bcpari ä
du biens. Que la communauté de biens et
aquets qui existait entre eux soit dissoute (la
demanderesse y avant renoneée.) Que lu
demanderesse reprenne la libre administration
de ses biens séparément de son mari. Il est
de plus ordonné et décrété que la demanderesse
ait la possession, et qu'elle reprenne du défen
deur les esclave?, Nat et Juliette et ses enfans
et qu'elle soit mise en possession des dits es.
claves. Il est de plus ordonne que le defen.
deur paie à la demanderesse, et qu'elle ait jugo
ment contre lui pour la somme de Quatre
Mille huit cent quarante cinq Piastres et.fcrente
cents, avec interet sur cette somme depuis lo
11 Janvier 1850, et que l'hypothèque légal de
la demanderesse sur les immeubles, et son
privilège sur les meubles de son mari, soient
reconnus et mis à exécution, et conséquent
ment que les dits meubles et immeubles soient
saisis et vendus pour satisfaire ce jugement.
Et que le défendeur soit de plus, condamné à
payer les frais de ce procès.
Il est de plus ordonné, adjudge et décrété,
que la balance due sur la vente d'un moreauc
de terre (faisant partie des biens dotaux de la
demanderesse) à Henry Doyal le 15 Mars
1845, soit décrété d'appartenir à la demande,
resse et à elle revenant, et qu'elle soit décla
rée d'être la personne qui a le droit de recevoir
la dite somme, savoir : la somme de Douze
Cent quarante deux piastres, portant intérêt à
raison de huit pour cent par an depuis le mois
de Mars 1846, et pour assurer le paiement de
la dite somme la propriété demeure spéciale
ment hypothéquée.
September 14, 1850.
(Signé) J. J. BURK.
Juge de 6em Jud'l Dist.
Bureau du Greffier, 20 Sept. 1850.

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