Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Collection consists of court proceedings against slaves Bernardo, Cipion, Carlos, and Francisco for having wished to poison Captain Don Francisco Bellile and his overseer Augustin. The group's plot was exposed by another slave the poison found in Carlos' cabin. There is detailed testimony about the quality of the poison ("gri-gri") as well as plantation life and slave conditions. There is also mention of the birthplace of and the languages spoken by the slaves.
This collection is artificial and contains business correspondence, personal correspondence, bank drafts, receipts, bills of lading, court settlement papers, newspapers clippings, a journal article, pictoral material, many unrelated manuscripts, as well as xerox copies of other documents. There are bills of sale for land and slaves, a music copy book, and recipes for different preparations for making liquors.
The Schmidt family papers consist of correspondence, legal papers, ledgers, lettersbooks, journals, photographs, and diaries of Gustavus Schmidt and his son Charles Schmidt, prominent New Orleans lawyers. The correspondence and papers involve family matters as well as give an account of their law practices and cases, particularly the claims and successions of French citizens whose land was confiscated during the Civil War.