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Re: Jeanne Tonton Lemelle
In Response To: Jeanne Tonton Lemelle ()
Estate of Lemelle To Wesley Singleton
Know all men by these presents that, whereas on the twenty first day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty five at the Sale of the Estate of the late Marie Jeanne Lemelle deceased Wesley Singleton of the State of Louisiana and Parish of St. Landry became the purchaser of a negro man named Jean Pierre aged ab[ou]t. forty years for the price and sum of one thousand & forty dollars payable one third in al the month of April 1835 one third in all the month of April 1836, and the remaining third in all the month
as though it had never existed. In testimony whereof Firmin Lemelle son and agent of the said Francois has hereunto signed in presence of Richard M. Garwood & James Crostwait competent witnesses at Opelousas this ninth day of June 1837.
Firmin Lemelle Pour mon pere [for my father] Fs. Lemelle Witness Richd. M. Garwood & James Crosthwait Geo. King P. Judge
Harrison Thomas LaTour