330 The Louisiana Historical Quarterly
1770.—April 30th. Emancipation. Clermond frees his Indian slave Luison.
1 p. stained No. 10680.
Notary of the Cabildo (unsigned). Pierre Clermont declares that he is
the owner of an Indian slave named Luison of the Souix tribe, aged 25.
He has served him with a great deal of zeal for many years, and to re-
compense him for his services he wishes to give him his freedom. He has
need for his services for three years more, therefore the emancipation
will not become effective until after that date.
May 3rd. Procuration. Madame Villemond. Sent to France
No. 10681. pp. 96864-96866.
Garic, Notary of the Cabildo. Marie Francoise Petit de Coulange, widow
by her first marriage of Guillaume Le Senechal Dauberville, and by her
second marriage of Pierre Robert Girard de Villemont, in the name and
as tutrix to her daughter, Mile. Marie Dauberville, and Pierre Chabert,
in the name of, and as Curator to the above said Mile. Dauberville,
grant their powers of attorney to Messrs. Jean Bedenes & Co., of
La Rochelle, France (this name is scratched out, and the name of Mr.
Huard appears throughout the record) to receive from the heirs of the
succession of Delfant de Pontalba certain sums of money due by that
succession to that of the deceased Guillaume Dauberville.
May 3rd. Declaration. Michel Pion in favor of Pomet.
No. 10682. pp. 96867-96868.
Garic, Notary of the Cabildo. Michel Pion at the request of Mr. Pomet
makes the following declaration: that the Pilot's apprentice of the
Polacre "Thetis" whose name he does not remember, before his departure
left with the declarer to be sold a piece of polonaise, a piece of India
lawn, a piece of muslin, and a dozen pairs of silk stockings, this he
has done, and remitted the amount to the pilot's apprentice. He furthur
declares that Mr. La Coste, the wig-maker's apprentice, has also given
him merchandise to sell which he has done and remitted the amount of the
sales to the wig-maker's apprentice, retaining his commission of .10%
but the owners of the goods wish to pay him what they consider suitable,
and as nothing has been determined he is holding back the money.