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Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas 1764/02/11





1764 Feb. 11

Le Bretton (Le Breton, Louis Cesaire), Counsellor of the King in his court of monies in Paris, (Lord of Bassan, Charmeaux, etc.)
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

to Jean Jacques Blaise D'abbadie, Directeur general commandant pour le roi in La.
New Orleans

Le Bretton has land behind New Orleans at a place formerly called des Sauvages Colapissas having on one side the settlement of Sr. (Joseph) Desruisseaux and on the other it extends to Chapitoulas (Tchoupitoulas) to the settlement of M. (______) Chalbert. Most of this land formerly belonged to the deceased M. (Nicolas Chauvin) de Laffreniere (Lafreniere) father-in-law of the petitioner which land was one of the parts of the inheritance made to Sr. Francois Chauvin de Laffreniere (Lafreniere) one of his sons, who being dead left as heirsM. (______) de Laffreniere (Lafreniere) and (______) Le Sueur and Mesdames (______) Duhamel and (______) Le Bretton his brothers and sisters who sold this land to the petitioner on Nov. 3, 1751; the rest of this land consisting of 12 arpents which had belonged to the deceased Laffreniere (Lafreniere), Le Bretton obtained on May 3, 1750. Le Bretton's right to all this land is shown by certificate of (Bernard) De Verges, royal engineer and the concession given him by Mon. (Louis Billouart Chevalier de) Kererec, governor, (Jean Baptiste Claude Bobe) Desclozeaux, commissary general, and De Verges on Oct. 6, 1757. There is on this land a tongue of land which could be drained and made to lend pasturage to the cattle which now are starved not finding food as far as the Cannes Brulees and many are being killed by runaway negroes.

1764 Feb. 14

Amelot, (______)

Certifies that the land in question is burdened by no previous grant and may be granted to Le Bretton. New Orleans.

1764 Feb. 15

D'abbadie to Le Bretton

Grants the land in question subject to pay seigneorical dues if they ever are established in the colony also to supply whatever wood may be necessary to construct magazines and other works for the King and finally to give the land necessary for roads and fortifications. Countersigned (______) Duverge

IV-4-a A.D.S. 4pp. 8vo. (French)

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