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Interesting Pirate Documents


Jean Lafitte

Order setting bail for Pierre Lafite





Grand Jury Indictment in the Louisiana District for Peter Morel, Charles Dickenson, LouisPierre, Gervin Canchal, John McGee, Louis Philip, John Cousins, Ephraim Tompkins, Isaac Tillet, Thomas Thompson, Lawrence Ragas, Joseph Vallert, Juan Raymos, Julien Seddoner and William McClure on the charge piracy signed by John Dick, Attorney for the United States for the Louisiana district.


President James Monroe's delay of execution of Peter Morel, Charles Dickenson, LouisPierre, Gervin Canchal, John McGee, Louis Philip, John Cousins, Ephraim Tompkins, Isaac Tillet, Thomas Thompson, Lawrence Ragas, Joseph Vallert, Juan Raymos, Julien Seddoner and William McClure who were convicted on an indictment of piracy dated April 3, 1820.


Writ signed by Judge Dominick A. Hall, Judge of the Court at New Orleans on July 29, 1813 to the marshal to produce Jean Lafite in court in New Orleans on the third Monday in October.




Document written in French that appears to be signed by Jean Lafite.





Document from the Western District of Louisiana dated January 10,1835 instructing the Marshal to enforce a judgment against Pierre Lafitte.




Report from Lewis Herman and William Flood on the state of health of Lafitte while in jail.




Writ signed by Columbus Lawson, Clerk of Court at New Orleans on April 20, 1813 to themarshal to produce Jean Lafite in court in New Orleans on the third Monday in July.




Order setting bail for Pierre Lafite.




Affidavit signed by A. H. Holmes accusing Jean Lafitte and others of receiving foreign goods unlawfully.