The State of Louisiana, To the Sheriff of the Parish of West Feliciana—-Greeting: We Command you…
1831 writ of execution commanding the Sheriff to demand payment of a judgment plus costs
Legal writ of execution in the case of W.A. Gasquet v. McQueen & Atkins.
Judge Charles Bushnell of the District Court of the Parish of West Feliciana, Louisiana hereby orders Sheriff M. Courtney to collect a judgment of $597.40, with 5% interest, plus clerk’s and sheriff’s fees from Murdoch McQueen and James D. Atkins. The writ is signed by L. Hardesty, clerk of the District Court.
Four annotations, all dated 1831, are appended to the writ. These are signed by District Court Clerk, L. Hardesty, Sheriff M. Courtney, and Deputy Sheriff E.W. Leverett and concern the defendant’s payments and various properties.
Docketing on the verso notes that property was to “be seized and sold for what it will bring in cash,” presumably at auction.
Judge Charles Bushnell emigrated from Massachusetts to Louisiana within ten years of the Louisiana Purchase. “[He] married into a Creole family of substantial endowmwnts and high repute. Judge Bushnell was well and favorably known at the bar of Louisiana.”¹
Description: The State of Louisiana, To the Sheriff of the Parish of West Feliciana—-Greeting: We Command you…
[St. Francisville], West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, September 6, 1831. pp. Document Signed. 12¾ x 8 inches. Partly printed; extensive annotations and docketing on verso. Folds; toning; very good.
Note. 1. Raymond, Southland Writers. Volume I. (Philadelphia, 1870), p224.