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MF: 5322, Series I, Part 2, Reel 14

Pintard (John M.) Papers

(Mss. 887)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2007

Contents of Inventory

Biographical/Historical Note

4

Scope and Content Note

4

Collection Description(s)

5-8

Cross References

9-11

Container List

12

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Summary

Size.

118 items; 5 volumes

Geographic locations.

West Feliciana Parish, La.; New Orleans, La.; Philadelphia, Penn.; New York; London, England; Havre, France

Inclusive dates.

1796-1825

Bulk dates.

1809-1810

Language.

English

Summary.

Business letters and personal papers of John M. Pintard, planter of Thompson's Creek, West Feliciana Parish, relating to plantation affairs before and during the War of 1812.

Organization.

Arranged chronologically

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

John M. Pintard Papers, Mss. 887, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

UU:66-67, H:10

Also available on:

Microfilm 5322, Series I, Part 2, Reel 14

Biographical/Historical Note

John M. Pintard was a cotton planter of Laurel Hill Plantation on Thompson's Creek in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Pintard apparently owned a store and rented at least part of his property to tenants.

Scope and Content Note

Business papers and account books (daybooks and ledgers) relating to plantation affairs, Pintard's store, Mississippi River transportation, and commercial matters prior to and during the War of 1812, including the American Embargo and the British blockade. Samuel Phillips of (New Orleans?) is a primary correspondent. Phillips discusses, among other topics, a yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans, shipping difficulties caused by the embargo, and the presence of British gun boats at Manchac. Also included are papers relative to the disposition of Pintard's estate and items associated with Pintard's overseer, Hugh McDaniel.

Collection Description

Stack Location

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Contents

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1a

1-4

107 items:

Bill and receipt of payment from Mr. J. Poydras, 1796;

Order by Pintard on Richard Platt for $400;

Statement of Pintard's account with Clay and Sterrete, 1807;

Order on Pintard for $7 worth of goods requested by Solomon Morgan, 1808;

Letter of Samuel Phillips to Pintard relative to administration of Phillips' late brother's property at Montesana and to a proposed visit of Phillips and W. Clark to Pintard, 1808;

Statement of Pintard's account with Layton's and Cahill, 1798-1809;

Fragmentary letter by Layton and Cahill relative to Pintard's account, 1809;

Orders on Pintard for money, dry goods, and groceries signed by Mary Moffat, Henry McNeely, and Solomon Morgan, 1808;

Statement of Pintard's account with Andrew Bayard (Philadelphia), 1808;

Statement of Pintard's account with Samuel Phillips, 1808;

Letter of Samuel Phillips to Pintard relative to death of Phillips' brother, the repair of Pintard's boat, and the departure of the British gun boats from Baton Rouge, 1808;

Copy of letter of John Blagge, (New York) to Pintard, requesting money owed by Pintard ($ 2,493.58) or a remittance in produce if cash was not available, 1808;

Merchandise receipts from Grey and Taylor (New Orleans), 1808;

Receipt for saddle and bridle purchased for Peter Boost, 1808;

Letters of Waters Clark to Pintard requesting money owed by Pintard, 1808-1809;

Letter of Samuel Phillips to Pintard relative to capture of Pintard's slave named Leander, the illness of Phillip's sister, the Yellow Fever epidemic in New Orleans, and the removal of people from the city to escape the disease, 1808;

Letter of Samuel Phillips to Pintard relative to the death of his sister and the shipping of supplies to Pintard, 1808;

Statement of Pintard's account with J. Blagge (New York), 1806-1808;

Letters of Phillips to Pintard relative to difficulties in river transportation caused by the British embargo and the presence of British gun boats at Manshack and to the loss of Pintard's boat;

Statement of Pintard's account with Zadock Brashier for cartage and sundries, 1809;

Letters of Flower and Faulkner to Pintard relative to Pintard's account, 1809;

Letter of C. D. Foley (New Orleans) to Pintard relative to Pintard's account;

Statement of Pintard's account with Captain William Davis for transportation of cotton, 1809;

Correspondence of Flower and Faulkner with Pintard relative to decline in price of cotton, 1809;

Statement of Archibald Robertson's account with Pintard, 1809;

Letter of Flower and Faulkner to Pintard relative to damaged goods delivered to Pintard, 1809;

Bills of lading signed by Honoré D'Estrain for an order of goods to be shipped to Pintard aboard D'Estrain's ship, 1809;

Pintard's bond for $5,000 to Oliver Fowler, 1809;

Statement of Pintard's account with Gray and Kimball, 1809;

Bills of sale by Flower and Faulkner of 20 bales of cotton for Pintard, 1809;

Promissory note by Pintard to Wesley Trahan for $145, 1809;

Receipt for money paid to Trahan, 1810;

Letter of Waters Clark to Pintard relative to the sale of a female slave belonging to Pintard, 1809;

letter of Fort and Girard (New Orleans) to Pintard relative to a bank draft for the purchase of goods, 1809;

Mortgage contract between Pintard and Oliver Fowler, 1809;

Letter of Flower and Faulkner relative to depression in Atlantic states caused by the British Orders in Council, 1809;

Labor contract between Pintard and James Chaney, 1809;

Overseer's contract between Pintard and Hugh McDaniel, 1810;

Receipt by Jane McDaniel to Elizabeth Pintard for dress, 1810;

Statement of money owed Pintard by Hugh McDaniel, 1810;

Letter of John Henderson to Pintard relative to sale of three casks of Madeira wine, 1810;

Receipt to Pintard by William Ivy for wages due a slave woman belonging to Ivy, 1810;

Request by E. M. Ledat, curator of Pintard estate, for payment of debts owed to Pintard at time of his death, 1813;

Letter of Vincent Nolte to Kingston written from the ship Carvinne (?) while on voyage to Havre, France, May 28-June 1821

Letter of Elizabeth Pintard to A. P. Walsh relative to disposal of Pintard estate, 1823;

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5

16 items: Undated and fragmentary documents

Statement of account of Hugh McDaniel with Pintard;

Bill of goods bought by Pintard of Flower and Faulkner to be shipped on barge belonging to Honoré D'Estrian;

Letter of Flower and Faulkner verifying and correcting an error made in filling an order for Pintard;

Bill of sale of six bales of cotton by Flower and Faulkner for Pintard;;

Letter of Captain William Davis to Pintard relative to amount of cotton ginned at Davis' gin;

Manuscript volumes; 5 items:

UU:67

1b

6

Daybook, 1808: Record of accounts for Laurel Hill Plantation, West Feliciana Parish, with tenants, Mr. Lilly—the carpenter, Dr. Henry Smith, Captain William van Allen, John Buck, and others for merchandise (whiskey, shoes, food, saddle, soap, candles, clothing, and drugs) sold by J. M. Pintard;

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7

Daybook, 1809-1810: Record of accounts for merchandise (whiskey, tobacco, sugar, shoes, coffee, etc.) sold to overseer, Hugh McDaniel, Archibald Robinson, Lylte, Ames Smith and Abdell, etc., and for cotton ginned and shipped to Flower and Faulkner, and Mr. Ledet;

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8

Daybook, 1810, March: record of accounts from Logville with overseer (Hugh McDaniel), Captain Walsh, A. Robinson, Nathan Lytle, and others for merchandise (tobacco, whiskey, food, clothing) purchased, and for cotton shipped to Flower and Faulkner, and Mr. Ledet;

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Ledger, 1808-1809: Record of accounts with tenants and others including Diago Pintado, Walters Clark, John B. Prevost, Archibale Robertson, Argus Bowie, James Boon, Nathan Lytle, Zadock Brasher for merchandise (whiskey, food, nails, baking oven, shoes, calico) purchased;

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Ledger 1809-1810: Record of accounts payable and receivable with Samuel Flowers, Nathan Lytle, Captain William Davis, A. P. Walsh, Adam Broderick, Samuel McCaleb, and Wesley Trahan;

Cross References

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Baton Rouge (La.)--History, Naval--19th century.

1808

Letter, September --, regarding departure of British gunboats from,

Clay and Sterrett.

1807-1809

2 statements of account from, re. flour purchased, duty, cartage, wharfage; 1 order given, regarding payment to George Pollock;

Commercial products--United States.

1808-1810

32 business letters, statements of account, orders, bills, receipts, concerning the purchase of,

Commission merchants--England--London.

1798-1809

1 statement of account from, for merchandise purchased; 1 letter (fragment) from, regarding account;

Commission merchants--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1807-1809

2 statements of account from, re. flour purchased, duty, cartage, wharfage; 1 order given, regarding payment to George Pollock; 5 letters from, regarding account, price of cotton, goods sold to Pintard depression in Atlantic states; 3 bills for the sale of cotton and purchase of merchandise; 1 bond of Pintard to Oliver Flower; 1 mortgage contract with Oliver Flower

Cotton trade--Louisiana.

1808-1809

See Factors, cotton

Davis, William, Captain.

1808, undated

Statement of account, 1809, wth, for transportation of cotton; letter, undated, from, regarding amount of cotton ginned, Ledger 5;

Embargo, 1807-1809.

1808-1809

6 letters, 1808, from Captain Samuel Phillips regarding effect of, on Mississippi River transportation; 1 letter, March 26, 1809, from Benjamin Morgan regarding, 2 letters, July 8, 1809 and August 21, 1809, from Flower and Faulkner regarding;

Flower and Faulkner.

1809

5 letters from, regarding account, price of cotton, goods sold to Pintard depression in Atlantic states; 3 bills for the sale of cotton and purchase of merchandise; 1 bond of Pintard to Oliver Flower; 1 mortgage contract with Oliver Flower;

Fugitive slaves--Louisiana.

1808

1 letter, November 13, regarding;

Labor contract--Louisiana--West Feliciana Parish.

1809

1 memorandum of agreement, May 7, with James Chaney;

Laurel Hill Plantation (La.)

1808

Record of accounts for, Daybook 1;

Layton and Cahill.

1798-1809

1 statement of account from, for merchandise purchased; 1 letter (fragment) from, regarding account;

Marigny, Bernard, 1785-1868.

1821

Letter, May 28-June 10, from Vincent Nolte, regarding Marigny;

McDaniel, Hugh.

1809-1810, undated

1 memorandum of agreement, Feb. 15, 1810 with, 2 statements of account with;

Medical care--Louisiana--West Feliciana Parish.

1810

1 bill from C. Backus for,

Montesano Plantation (La.)

1808

2 letters from Samuel Phillips regarding,

Morgan, Solomon.

1808-1809

4 requests, 1808, for merchandise from; 1 order, 1809, to pay James White;

Nolte, Vincent, 1779-1856--Travel..

1821

Letter, May 28-June 10, regarding trip, and mentioning Marigny;

Phillips, Samuel, Captain.

1809, undated

6 letters, 1808, from, regarding Pintard's boat, departure of gunboats from Baton Rouge, British embargo, Mississippi River transportation, apprehension of slave, yellow fever, and Judge Prevost. 1 statement of account, 1809, from; 1 note, 1809, from, regarding payment to Wesley Trahan;

Pintard, John Marsden, d. 1813.

1798-1810

Business papers, letters, and account books of,

Plantation overseers--Louisiana--West Feliciana Parish.

1796

1 note and 1 receipt for wages;

Plantation owners--Louisiana--West Feliciana Parish.

1796-1813

Business and personal papers and account books of John M. Pintard;

Scott, Benjamin.

1796

1 note and 1 receipt for wages;

Shipping--Mississippi River.

1808-1809

6 letters from Samuel Phillips regarding effect of British blockade and American embargo on,

Slaves--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1809

Letter, May 26, regarding;

Wages--Louisiana.

1810, undated

1 receipt, March 4, for payment of services of slave woman. 1 receipt for dressmaking, 1 statement of account with James Morris for purchases and wages, undated;

Walsh, A. P.

1809-1810, 1823

Letter, July 23, to, from Elizabeth Pintard, regarding disposal of Pintard estate, assets;

Weeks, David, 1786-1834.

1809

3 letters from Flower and Faulkner regarding departure of Weeks and sale of cotton;

Yellow fever--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1808

1 letter, November 13, regarding;

Container List

Stack

Location

Box

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Contents (with dates)

UU:66-67

1a

1a-4b (8)

107 items: Financial statements and other business items, (1796-1825)

1b

5-8 (4)

19 items: Daybooks and correspondence, (1808-1810, undated)

H:10

2 Bound manuscript volumes:

Ledger 1808-1809

Ledger 1809-1810

MF: 5322, Series I, Part 2

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