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Horce F. Voorhies (1845)

Horce F. Voorhies (1845)

Ron (View posts)
Posted: 1142086729000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Voorhies, LeBlanc
We have a proceeding of the Police Jury for Dec 1845 in which a Black woman Lecide was emancipated. The document is signed by Sheriff Horace F. Voorhies. Lecide was the slave of Charles Leblanc. She was emancipated because of "good conduct and it has been satisfactorily proven to the Jury that said slave was the first to reveal the 'conspiracy of 1840'".

What is this alleged conspiracy in Lafayette Parish?
Are there any extant records of the Impartial still available for research in which this emancipation may have been posted for 40 days?

Thank you.

Re: Horce F. Voorhies (1845)

Posted: 1335732548000
Classification: Query

How did you acquire the document?

Brenda Breaux


Re: Horce F. Voorhies (1845)

Posted: 1335743481000
Classification: Query
A slave woman named Lecide was freed by her master for revealing plans in Lafayette and St. Landry Parishes. Nine slaves were implicated and hanged. Four white men were also convicted, but the law excluded the testimony of blacks against whites, so they were severely flogged under a lynch law sentence and exiled from the state [Puckett, E. P. “Free Negroes in Louisiana”].

Re: Horce F. Voorhies (1845)

Posted: 1354314133000
Classification: Query
Burial: Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist, vol.4, p. 48, Name: Lesside boy, Age: infant, Date: April 26, 1855,
Family: mother: Lesside free woman of color

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