Judge Burthe's Decision


This file appears in: Joseph Tom v. The Slave Ernest
Judge Burthe's Decision

"This article must be construed strictly and can only apply when a thing is to be siezed. Slaves are persons, not things, and can therefore not be siezed provisionally." Victor Burthe

Historical Archives of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, Courtesy of Louisiana and Special Collections Department, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans


This file appears in: Joseph Tom v. The Slave Ernest