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List of Applications for Government Lands by Freedmen in accordance with Circular No. 10 - Headquarters Bureau Refugees, Freedmen, Abandoned Lands, State of Louisiana, with detailed statement.

 

This list of applicants for land suggests the freed people's desire for land, their sense that they had already earned it through their labor as slaves, and their belief that the Federal Government was on their side.

  

1. Names of applicants: Frank Glover, for Freedmen. Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 5th, 1865. Number of men: 50. Number of women: 25. Number of children: 20. Means: 47 mules, plows &c., 2,000 bbls corn, $2,500 in money. Remarks: Mules, plows & c on the place in good order. The corn to be left by the present leasee. Amt. of money specified being wages due for present years labor. 1/2 the above amt. to be invested in provisions. Desires to lease Upper Whitehead Place.

2. Names of applicants: James Morgan, Freedman. Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., September 8, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 0. Means: 1 horse cart & c., small amt. of corn & forage, $50 in money. Remarks: This applicant is a discharged soldier and desires (10) ten acres of ground or less located if possible on Metarie Ridge, Parish Jefferson.

3. Names of applicants: Stephen Hick, a Freedman. Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 9th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 4. Means: 35 bushels corn, $125 in money (or thereabouts). Remarks: This applicant desires (25) twenty five acres of land located if possible on Metarie Ridge, Parish Jefferson.

4. Names of applicants: Abraham Gorden, a Freedman. Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 12th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 3. Means: 2 horses, 1 plow & cart in good order, $450 in money. Remarks: This applicant desires (25) twenty five acres of land located if possible in Parish of Jefferson.

5. Names of applicants: David Curley, a Freedmen. Residence and Date: St. Bridgett Plantation, Parish of Terrebonne, La., Sept. 11th, 1865. Number of men: 15. Number of women: 12. Number of children: 5. Means: 70 barrels of corn, 7 mules & horses, some hay, 2 plows, harness, $500 in money. Remarks: This applicant desires (250) two hundred fifty acres of land located in the Parish of Terrebonne, La. Resides on Plantation St. Bridgett.

6. Names of applicants: John Simpson and Chas. Spriggs, Freedmen. Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 11th, 1865. Number of men: 2. Number of women: 0. Number of children: 0. Means: The proceeds of 80 bales of cotton. Remarks: These applicants desire (100) one hundred acres of land located in the Parish of Jefferson, La.

7. Names of applicants: Alexander Francis, a Freedman. Residence and Date: Camp ?Pareper, Parish Jefferson, La., Sept. 9th, 1865. Number of men: 3. Number of women: 3. Number of children: 3. Means: Proceeds of crops which will be about $300. Remarks: This applicant desires (10) ten acres of land on Metarie Ridge near Half Way House, Parish Jefferson, La.

8. Names of applicants: Manuel Anderson, a Freedman. Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 8th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 3. Means: $155 cash. Remarks: This applicant desires (25) twenty five acres of land on Metarie Ridge if possible, Parish Jefferson, La.

9. Names of applicants: Lewis Clark, a Freedman. Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 8th, 1865. Number of men: 6. Number of women: 0. Number of children: 1. Means: $200 cash capital. Remarks: This applicant desires (40) forty acres of land in any place where it can be given.

10. Names of applicants: Grandison Hunt for Freedmen. Residence and Date: Ranche Plantation, Sept. 1st, 1865, Parish Terrebonne, La. Number of men: 22. Number of women: 20. Number of children: 40 (twenty five families total). Means: $1,200 - $1,500 capital. Remarks: The applicant desires the whole of the Ranche Plantation (800 acres), Parish of Terrebonne.

11. Names of applicants: Grandison Hunt for Freedmen. Residence: Woodlawn Plantation, Parish Terrebonne, La., Sept. 1st, 1865. Number of men: 40. Number of women: 33. Number of children: 75 (36 families total). Means: $3 to 5,000, 30 mules and horses. Remarks: The applicant desires to have the whole of the Woodlawn Plantation (3,000 acres), Terrebonne, La.

12. Names of applicants: Grandison Hunt for Freedmen. Residence: Wm. Besland Plantation, Parish Terrebonne, La., Sept. 1st, 1865. Number of men: 44. Number of women: 37. Number of children: 47 (44 families total). Means: $2,000 capital. Remarks: The applicant desires to lease the whole of the Wm. Besland Plantation (800 acres), Parish Terrebonne, La.

13. Names of applicants: Walker Gilbert, a Freedman. Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 13th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 3. Number of children: 1. Means: Some. Remarks: This applicant desires to lease (50) fifty acres of land.

14. Names of applicants: Sandy Alexander, a Freedman. Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 13th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 7. Means: (2) Two mules, (2) two ploughs, (8) eight horses, and (3) gears. Remarks: This applicant desires to lease (90) ninety acres of land.

15. Names of applicants: Moses Shanden, a Freedman. Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 13/'65. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 3. Means: (1) One horse and (1) one mule. Remarks: This applicant desires to lease (50) fifty acres of land.

16. Names of applicants: Henry Grimes, a Freedman. Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 13/'65. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 3. Means: Some. Remarks: This applicant desires to lease 50 acres of Gov't. land.

17. Names of applicants: Scipio Haynes and David Hampton, Freedmen. Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 13th/'65. Number of men: 2. Number of women: 2. Number of children: 6. Means: $100 cash, (30) thirty mules, plows &c &c. Remarks: These applicants desire to lease the Maning Plantation ( 1,250 acres) below Donaldsonville, La. Old hands at planting.

18. Names of applicants: Albert Jones, a Freedman. Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 14th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 2. Means: No Means. Remarks: This applicant wishes to have about (6) acres of land near Camp ?Parapel. An old hand at planting.

19. Names of applicants: Sandy Brown, a Freedman. Residence and Date: Parish St. Charles, Whitehead Plantation, Sept. 12th, 1865. Number of men: 6. Number of women: 0. Number of children: 0. Means: Proceeds of crop. Remarks: The applicant is desirous of obtaining (100) one hundred acres of the Whitehead Plantation, Parish of St. Charles, La.

20. Names of applicants: Henry Bryant, a Freedman. Residence and Date: Thibodeaux, La., Sept. 8th, 1865, Vick Plantation. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 0. Number of children: 0. Means: Proceeds of crop. Remarks: This applicant desires to rent (10) acres of land on the Vick Plantation, Parish of Lafourche.

21. Names of applicants: Benj. Brown, a Freedman.. Residence and Date: Vick Plantation, Parish of Lafourche, Sept. 8th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 2. Means: (1) One horse and a crop. Remarks: This applicant desires to rent (20) twenty acres of the Vick Plantation, Parish of Lafourche, La.

22. Names of applicants: William Jackson, a Freedman. Residence and Date: Vick Plantation, Sept. 8th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 2. Means: (1) One horse & Means to buy 1 more. Also a crop. Remarks: This applicant desires to rent (20) acres of the Vick Plantation, Lafourche, La.

23. Names of applicants: Louis Fargo, a Freedman. Residence and Date: Vick Plantation, Sept. 8th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 6. Means: Proceeds of present crop. Remarks: This applicant desires to lease (20) acres of the Vick Plantation, Lafourche, La.

24. Names of applicants: John Nicololy & Isaac Cary, Freedmen. Residence and Date: Vick Plantation, Parish Lafourche, La., Sept 8/"65. Number of men: 2. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 5 (8 in family). Means: Crop worth $250. Remarks: These applicants desire to rent (40) acres of the Vick Plantation, Lafourche, La.

25. Names of applicants: Jonas Brown, a Freedman. Residence and Date: Vick Plantation, Lafourche, La., Sept. 8th, 1865. Number of men: 7. Number of women: 5. Number of children: 14. Means: (2) Two mules and 1 horse, share of crop on hand. Remarks: This applicant desires to rent (100) one hundred acres of the Vick Plantation, Parish Lafourche.

26. Names of applicants: Wm. Demery and James Busoir, Freedmen. Residence and Date: Vick Plantation, Sept. 8, 1865. Number of men: 2. Number of women: 2. Number of children: 1. Means: Proceeds of crop. Remarks: These applicants desire to rent (15) acres of the Vick Plantation, Parish Lafourche, La.

27. Names of applicants: Daniel Smith, a Freedman. Residence and Date: Leighton Plantation, Sept. 8th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 0. Means: (2) Two mules and present crop. Remarks: This applicant desires to rent for the coming year (40) forty acres of the Leighton Plantation, Lafourche Parish, La.

28. Names of applicants: J. Larkin, a Freedman. Residence and Date: Leighton Plantation, Lafourche Parish, Sept. 8th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 0. Means: Has no stock, has crop on hand. Remarks: This applicant desires to rent (20) acres of the Leighton Plantation, Lafourche Parish, La. Refers W. H. Gallup, Esq.

29. Names of applicants: Stephen Clabe, a Freedman. Residence and Date: Leighton Plantation, Lafourche Parish, Sept. 8th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 8. Means: (1) One horse, plows & hoe, and crops in hand. Remarks: This applicant desires to rent (10) ten acres of the Leighton Plantation, Lafourche Parish, La.

30. Names of applicants: Samuel Banks, a Freedman. Residence and Date: Leighton Plantation, Lafourche Parish, Sept. 8/"65. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 2. Number of children: 0. Means: (1) One horse, money to buy (1) more and the present crop. Remarks: This applicant desires to rent (40) forty acres of the Leighton Plantation, Lafourche, Parish, La.

31. Names of applicants: William T. Sonman, a Freedman. Residence and Date: Leighton Plantation, Lafourche Parish, Sept. 8/ "65. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 4. Means: (2) Two horses and crop on hand. Remarks: This applicant desires to rent (40) forty acres of the Leighton Plantation, Lafourche Parish, La.

32. Names of applicants: Robert Butler, a Freedman (see no. 27). Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 15, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 2. Means: No Means. Remarks: This applicant desires to lease (60) acres of land on the Logan Plantation, Parish St. Charles, La., old hand at planting.

33. Names of applicants: William Banks, a Freedman. Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 14th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 1. Means: Crop of vegetables. Remarks: This applicant desires to lease (25) twenty-five acres of land on Metarie Ridge.

34. Names of applicants: Miles Summerville for Freedmen. Residence and Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 15/ "65. Number of men: 25. Number of women: 25. Number of children: 30. Means: (13) Thirteen horses and harnesses, (500) five hundred bbls. corn, (50) fifty hogs, (6) six head of cattle, and $600 in cash. Remarks: These applicants desire to rent (250) two hundred fifty acres of Gov't. land in Terrebonne Parish, La.

35. Names of applicants: Henry Spyse and other Freedmen. Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 2nd, 1865. Number of men: 6. Number of women: 4. Number of children: 7. No. of acres wanted: (blank). Location: (blank). Means: No Means.

36. Names of applicants: Arthur Hill. Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 4, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 1. No. of acres wanted: 40. Location: One mile above ?Tomica Bend. Means: (2) Two horses, 1 plough, 200 bbls of corn, 30 hogs, $150 in cash.

37. Names of applicants: August Adams and Dempsey Forbes, Freedmen. Date: Parish Ascension, La., Sept. 5th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 3. No. of acres wanted: 100. Location: Aristide Landry Plantation, Parish Ascension. Means: Means stated as ample, have (5) five horses of their own and 5 Gov't. horses, 9 plows, 4 carts. From this present crop will have 800 bbls corn and 40 bales cotton. Remarks: They are now working the plantation applied for.

38. Names of applicants: Thos. Jones and brother. Date: Parish St. Charles, Sept. 12th, 1865. Number of men: 2. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 4. No. of acres wanted: 60. Location: Logan Plantation, Parish St. Charles. Means: Six hundred dollars in cash. Remarks: One of these parties has served 3 years In the U. S. Army.

39. Names of applicants: Lawrence Taylor. Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 15th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 1. No. of acres wanted: 1. Location: Common St. between Louisiana and Hagans Ave., New Orleans. Means: Twenty dollars cash. Remarks: Will plant vegetables.

40. Names of applicants: William Slater and Freedmen. Date: Parish Ascension, La., Sept. 18th, 1865. Number of men: 7. Number of women: 7. Number of children: 12. No. of acres wanted: 160. Location: Dugas Plantation, Parish Ascension. Means: Nine hundred dollars.

41. Names of applicants: Hardy Ryan. Date: Jefferson City, La., Sept. 13th, 1865. Number of men: 1. Number of women: 0. Number of children: 0. No of acres wanted: No Location specified. Location: (blank). Means: No Means specified. Remarks: Wishes forage and provisions for 50 men furnished til he can produce a crop, offers to pay ½ of first years crop.

42. Names of applicants: Willis Ross and 39 other Freedmen. Date: New Orleans, La., September 19th/65. Number of men: 40. Number of women: 40. Number of children: 50. No. of acres wanted: 2,000. Location: Pierre Rost Plantation, Parrish St. Charles. Means: 35 mules belonging to Govt., 35 plows & harnesses, 2000 barrels of corn and $3000 in cash, wish to raise cotton, corn and cane.

43. Names of applicants: Andrew Hollins, Freedman. Date: New Orleans, La., September 19th, 1865. No. of men: 1. Number of women: 1. Number of children: 1. No. of acres wanted: 25. Location: (blank). Means: Five hundred dollars cash. Remarks: Desires to raise corn, potatoes and cotton.

44. Names of applicants: George Smith, Freedman. Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 9th, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 0. Number of children: 0. No. of acres wanted: 6. Location: Chappin Plantation, Parish St. James. Means: Thirty dollars in cash. Remarks: Will plant corn and potatoes or vegetables.

45. Names of applicants: Ezekiel Norwood and 88 other Freedmen. Date: Huston Plantation near Port Hudson, Sept. 10th, 1865. No. of men: 89. No. of women: (blank). No. of children: 14. No. of acres wanted: 500. Location: Huston Plantation. Means: 5 horses, 4 mules, 15 plows, 3 barrows, 30 hoes, 3 hogs, 50 shoats, $1,202.30 in cash and a crop of cotton, corn &c. which will sell for $2,500. Remarks: Desire to plant principally cotton and some corn.

46. Names of applicants: William Lucus and 5 other Freedmen (see no 64). Date: New Orleans, Sept. 9th/65. No. of men: 6. No. of women and children: 20. No. of acres wanted: 200. Location: Laurel Valley Plantation, Parish Lafourche. Means: (blank).

47. Names of applicants: George Porter, Freedman. Date: New Orleans, Sept. 19th, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 0. No. of children: 0. No. of acres wanted: 10. Location: (blank). Means: Twenty dollars cash. Remarks: Will plant corn and vegetables.

48. Names of applicants: James Gibbs, Freedman. Date: New Orleans, Sept. 19th, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 1. No. of children: 0. No. of acres wanted: 2. Location: Chappin Plantation, Parish St. James. Means: Twenty dollars cash. Remarks: Will plant corn and vegetables.

49. Names of applicants: E. Chase, Freedman. Date: New Orleans, Sept. 20th, 1865. No. of men: 2. No. of women: 2. No. of children: (blank). No. of acres wanted: 3. Location: Metarie Ridge. Means: Has no Means. Remarks: Will plant cotton and corn, desires to take immediate possession.

50. Names of applicants: Isaac Longman, Freedman. Date: New Orleans, Sept. 20th, 1865. No. of men: 3. No. of women: 2. No. of children: 1. No. of acres wanted: 60. Location: Thurston Place near Port Hudson. Means: 4 acres cotton, corn &c. Remarks: Will plant cotton, corn &c &c.

51. Names of applicants: John Petteway and Thos. Blakely, Freedmen. Date: New Orleans, Sept. 2nd, 1865. No. of men: 2. No. of women: 2. No. of children: (blank). No. of acres wanted: 20. Location: Near New Orleans on Hatch Plantation, Parish of Jefferson. Means: $300 cash. Remarks: Will plant corn, potatoes and cotton. T. Blakely is a discharged U.S. Soldier. Apply for the dwelling house on the place.

52. Names of applicants: Selden Bazeal, Freedmen. Date: New Orleans, Sept. 21st, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 1. No. of children: (blank). No. of acres wanted: 40. Location: Bragg Plantation, Parish Lafourche. Means: 9 hogs, $105 in cash due by U.S. Govt. Remarks: Will plant cotton and corn.

53. Names of applicants: Ben Field and Jane Drew, Freedmen. Date: Dr. Fox Plantation, Parish of Plaquemine, Sept. 20th, 1865. No. of men: 2. No. of women: 2. No. of children: 1. No. of acres wanted: 30. Location: Dr. Fox Plantation, Parish of Plaquemine. Means: Have 2 horses, 3 carts, $150.00 in cash.

54. Names of applicants: Frank Glover and others, Freedmen (see no. 1). Date: Upper Whitehead Plantation, Parish St. John the Baptiste, Sept. 20th, 1865. No. of men: 50. No. of women: 39. No. of children: 61. No. of acres wanted: 1,000. Location: Upper Whitehead Plantation, Parish St. John the Baptiste. Means: Two thousand five hundred dollars in cash. Remarks: Ask for the use of the stock now on the place belonging to Govt., will plant cotton, corn and cane.

55. Names of applicants: Edward Jackson, Freedman. Date: Thibodeaux, La., Sept. 30th, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 0. No. of children: 1. No. of acres wanted: 20. Location: Leighton Williams Plantation, Parish Lafourche. Means: $100 in cash and a crop raised this year. Remarks: Has worked many years on this place.

56. Names of applicants: Manuel Morgan. Date: Thibodeaux, LA., Sept. 8th, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 1. No. of children: 1. No. of acres wanted: 30. Location: Leighton V. Williams Plantation, Parish Lafourche. Means: Two mules, a crop worth $100 and $100 due from his present employer.

57. Names of applicants: Jack Jesiman. Date: Thibodeaux, La., Sept. 12th, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 1. No. of children: 1. No. of acres wanted: 40. Location: Robert Tucker Plantation, Parish Lafourche. Means: One mule, one horse and $200. Remarks: Has lived on the place many years.

58. Names of applicants: Peter Mathews and 9 others, Freedmen. Date: Thibodeaux, La., Sept. 18th, 1865. No. of men: 9. No. of women: 9. No. of children: 23. No. of acres wanted: 360. Location: Geo. Tucker Plantation, Parish Lafourche. Means: 6 mules, one horse, a crop of cane worth $4,000, 70 acres of corn, 25 cotton, 20 potatoes. Remarks: cultivated a part of the place this year.

59. Names of applicants: David Singleton, Freedman. Date: Thibodeaux, La., Sept. 22nd, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 1. No. of children: 0. No. of acres wanted: 20. Location: Johnson or Tucker Plantations, Parish Lafourche. Means: 1 Horse, a share worth $200 in a crop of cane, corn, potatoes, hogs, etc. Remarks: Has a son in U.S. Army.

60. Names of applicants: Isaac Goodrich, Freedman. Date: Thibodeaux, La., Sept. 22nd, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 1. No. of children: 0. No. of acres wanted: 30. Location: Johnson or Tucker Plantation, Parish Lafourche. Means: Share worth $200 in a crop of cane & cotton, besides corn, potatoes, hogs &c. Remarks: Has a son in U.S. Army.

61. Names of applicants: Abraham Taylor, Freedman. Date: Thibodeaux, La., Sept 22nd, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 1. No. of children: 2. No. of acres wanted: 30. Location: Johnson or Tucker Plantation, Parish Lafourche. Means: Share worth $200 in a crop of cane & cotton, besides corn, potatoes, hogs &c.

62. Names of applicants: Abraham Beasle, Freedman. Date: Thibodeaux, La., Sept. 22nd, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 1. No. of children: 1. No. of acres wanted: 20. Location: R. Tucker Plantation, Parish Lafourche. Means: $100 in cash. Remarks: Has been 2 years in U.S. Army.

63. Names of applicants: Josiah Powell, Freedman. Date: Thibodeaux, La., Sept. 22nd, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 1. No. of children: 1. No. of acres wanted: 20. Location: R. Tucker Plantation, Parish Lafourche. Means: One mule and share of cotton crop worth $200, corn, potatoes, hogs &c.

64. Names of applicants: William Lucas, Freedman (see no. 46). Date: Thibodeaux, La., Sept. 22nd, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 1. No. of children: 0. No. of acres wanted: 40. Location: R. Tucker or Johnson Plantation, Parish Lafourche. Means: $70 due him for labor, 2 acres corn, potatoes, hogs &c.

65. Names of applicants: Henry Beander, Freedman. Date: Thibodeaux, La., Sept. 22, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 1. No. of children: 2. No. of acres wanted: 40. Location: Tucker or Johnson Plantations, Parish Lafourche. Means: One horse, $70 in cash, a share worth $200 in a crop of cotton & cane besides corn, potatoes, hogs &c.

66. Names of applicants: Charles Hatton, Danl. Robinson and 8 others, Freedmen. Date: Thibodeaux, La., Sept. 22nd, 1865. No. of men: 10. No. of women: 10. No of children: 25. No. of acres wanted: 250. Location: R. Tucker of Johnson Plantations, Parish Lafourche. Means: Nine horses, one mule, a crop of cane and cotton estimated worth $4,000. Individual crops of corn, potatoes &c., hogs, fowls, etc.

67. Names of applicants: John Gooseberry, Freedman. Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 22nd, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 1. No. of children: 2. No. of acres wanted: 40. Location: Rost Home Colony. Means: One horse, one mule, $500 due him. Remarks: Is now Foreman at the colony.

68. Names of applicants: Milton Morris and 5 others, Freedmen. Date: New Orleans, Sept. 27th, 1865. No. of men: 6. No. of women: 6. No. of children: 15. No. of acres wanted: 100. Location Ashland Plantation, Parish Ascension. Means: One horse, 2 carts, 2 plows, $500 cash in hand, 300 bbls. corn, 2 ½ acres cotton. Remarks: Will raise cotton and corn.

69. Names of applicants: William Harrison and 5 others, Freedmen. Date: Donaldsonville, La., Sept. 24th, 1865. No. of men: 6. No. of women: 6. No. of children: 3. No. of acres wanted: 300. Location: Le Blanc Plantation, Parish Ascension. Means: A crop of cotton worth $5,000, a quantity of corn. Remarks: Ask that stock on the "Point" Homas & Hermitage Plantations belonging to the Le Blanc Plantation be returned in case application is granted.

70. Names of applicants: Madison Young and 33 others, Freedmen. Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 28th, 1865. No. of men: 33. No. of women: 56. No. of children: 42. No. of acres wanted: 1,944. Location: Ashland Plantation, Parish Terrebonne. Means: 28 Horses, 6 mules belonging to the Govt., 5 cows, 7 calves, sheep &c., wagons &c., cash capital of $3,000. Remarks: Will plant corn, cotton, potatoes & rice.

71. Names of applicants: Stephen Dickson & 27 others, Freedmen. Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 28th, 1865. No. of men: 28. No. of women: 30. No. of children: 50. No. of acres wanted: 800. Location: Ranche Plantation, Parish Terrebonne. Means: 2 Govt. mules, 8 cows, 12 calves, 13 plows, hoes &c &c. Cash capital of between $1,200 and $1,500. Remarks: Will plant cane, cotton, corn &c.

72. Names of applicants: Roman Dabon, Freedman. Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 28th, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 1. No. of children: 2. No. of acres wanted: 300. Location: Lee Plantation, Parish Orleans. Means: 7 Horses, 2 carts, plows &c., $100 in silver. Remarks: Will plant cotton, corn, vegetables &c.

73. Names of applicants: Joseph Banks and 10 others, Freedmen. Date: New Orleans, La., Sept. 30th, 1865. No. of men: 11. No. of women: 12. No. of children: 19. No. of acres wanted: 440. Location: Ranson Plantation or a part of Lone Starr, Parish St. Charles. Means: 1 Horse, $1,600 cash capital. Remarks: Desire to raise cotton, corn &c.

74. Names of applicants: Samuel Allston and 5 others, Freedmen. Date: New Orleans, La., Oct. 2nd, 1865. No. of men: 7. No. of women: 7. No. of children: 19. No. of acres wanted: 60. Location: Dugas Plantation, Parish Ascension. Means: $400 cash capital. Remarks: Desire a portion of the quarters, will plant cotton, sugar and corn.

75. Names of applicants: William Parker and John Shore, Freedmen. Date: Star Plantation, Parish of Plaquemine, Sept. 30th, 1865. No. of men: 2. No. of women: 3. No. of children: 1. No. of acres wanted: 30. Location: Star Plantation, Parish of Plaquemine. Means: Two horses, one cart, $100.00 in money.

76. Names of applicants: John Allen and Elijah Johnson, Freedmen. Date: Star Plantation, Parish of Plaquemine, Sept. 23rd, 1865. No. of men: 2. No. of women: 2. No. of children: 6. No. of acres wanted: 40. Location: Star Plantation, Parish of Plaquemine. Means: Two horses, one cart and $200.00 in money.

77. Names of applicants: Levi Gerden, Freedman. Date: Baton Rouge, La., Sept. 17th, 1865. No. of men: 1. No. of women: 0. No. of children: 8. No. of acres wanted: 50. Location: ----. Means: No Means.




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