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2nd outcry: And thereupon audience being held, at the bar of the Court, on August 4th, 1763, at 8 o'clock a. m., before said Mr. De Foucault, Comptroller of the Navy, Second Judge in said Council, Commissioner named for this purpose, in the presence of Mr. De la Place, Assessor in the said Council and substitute for the Attorney-General of the King, and considering the proces-verbal of the publications and posted bills published and put up accordingly in all the customary and usual places and marts in this city, by the said Normand, public crier, dated July 31st, 1763, and several persons being there assembled, and the aforesaid clauses and conditions having been read and explained in a loud and intelligible voice by the public crier, there appeared Mr. Marmillon, who did thereupon bid upon said land, with its appurtenances and dependencies, the sum of 4000 livres, and after having waited until 10 o'clock and no other bidder having appeared to bid beyond said sum, with the consent of Mr. de la Place, substitute of the Attorney-General of the King, it was decreed, on the said day, that new bills should be published and posted in all the customary and usual places and marts in the city, on the following Sunday, August 14th, 1763, to the effect that on the following Thursday, August 18th, 1763, at 8 o'clock a. m., the said piece of land No. 5, with its appurtenances and dependencies, would be offered definitively for the third and last bidding at auction, when all persons would be allowed to bid to exceed the last bid aforesaid, on the aforementioned terms and conditions.
3rd outcry: And thereupon an audience was held, at the bar of the Court, on the said 18th August, 1763, at 8 o'clock a. m., before the Hon. de Foucault, Second Judge of the said Council and Commissioner herein, in presence of said Mr. de la Place, substitute for the Attorney-General of the King, considering the proces-verbal of the publications and bills published and posted accordingly in all the usual and customary places and marts in this city, by Bary, public crier, dated August 14th, 1763, and the intended sale and adjudication having been this day rendered public, in trumpet sounds, in all the public places of this city, and several bidders having there appeared; after it had been published and proclaimed anew, in a loud and intelligible voice, by the public crier, that they were about to proceed definitively, and for the third and last time, to the sale and adjudication, to the highest and last bidder, of No. 5, measuring five arpents front, running, on its upper limits, 50 31' 52 1-2'', North by West, with a depth of fifty arpents, with no buildings thereon, with the appurtenances and dependencies thereof, without exception or reservation, as the whole is and appears, bordering on one side the aforesaid piece of ground forming part of the land belonging to the said Jesuits, subject to the charges, terms and conditions, on the part of the purchaser, of paying the price of his bid eight months after this date, and giving good and sufficient security therefor; and the said land so sold to remain specially and with privilege thereon, affected, obligated and hypothecated until final payment, and the said purchaser to pay, moreover, in cash, and before being put in possession, all the costs incurred towards the effecting of said adjudication, into the hands of the Clerk.
And thereupon the aforementioned bid of the sum of 4000 livres made by Mr. Marmillon was exceeded by Mr. Joseph Petit's bid of 24,600 livres, by Mr. Duplessis of 25,000 livres, by Mr. Petit of 25,500 livres, and after having waited until the hour of 10 o'clock, and no other bidder having appeared up to that time, to cover the last mentioned bid, and the said land appearing to be at its value, with the consent of Mr. de la Place, substitute for the Attorney of the Crown, the said land, with its appurtenances and dependencies, in the condition in which the same was and appeared, was adjudicated definitively, purely and simply, to the said Mr. Petit, as the last and highest bidder, for the sum of 25,500 livres, which he promised to pay, as hereinbefore set forth, as also to execute all the conditions specified and inserted in the present decree, without any reservation ; for the security of all which the said land, appurtenances and dependencies will remain specially and with privilege, obligated, affected and hypothecated, until perfect payment of the said sum of 25,500 livres; by reason of all whereof, the said Mr. Petit has elected that his domicile shall be in this city, at his own house, at which place he consents that all required and necessary judicial acts concerning the purchase may be made, and shall be as valid as though made or done by him in person; in consideration of which terms and conditions, well and truly observed and fulfilled, the said Mr. Petit shall remain the true and free possessor of said land so adjudicated to him, for himself, his heirs, and his assigns, to do with, enjoy, and dispose of it in full ownership and as an effect to him belonging, he being in possession of the whole thereof from this day, and being content and satisfied with it, as having seen, visited and examined it, declaring that he is well acquainted therewith, and he has signed.
Done at the bar of the Court, in New Orleans, the 18th day of August, at 10 o'clock a. m., in the year 1763. (Signed by the parties.)
It appears from what precedes that there were three outcries for lot No. 5; one on July 23rd, 1763, one on August 4th, and the last on August 18th, 1763.
ADJUDICATIONS. The lots Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 were adjudicated to the following named persons, to wit:
Lot No. 1 of seven arpents, to Jean Pradel.
Lot No. 2 of five arpents, to Mr. Larrivée, who sold to Pradel.
Lot No. 3 of five arpents, to Mr. Gravier, represented by Lamothe.
Lot No. 4 of five arpents, to Chevalier Bonrepos.
Lot No. 5 of five arpents, to Joseph Petit, who sold to Saulet.
Lot No. 6 of five arpents, to Durand Brothers.
Olivier Devezin, Surveyor, on November 24th, 1763, accompanied by Mr. Pigeon, Deputy Surveyor, went to the Jesuits' Plantation, by order of D’Abbadie, and at the request of La Frénière, Attorney-General, to divide the thirty-two arpents of land mentioned in his proces-verbal of July 22nd, 1763; all purchasers being summoned to be present at the operation of the surveying, distribution and delivery of the said parcels of land, were present either in person or by their legal representatives.
The above information is derived from the proces-verbal of survey by Devezin, at the City Hall, and of his plan of survey, a copy of which I take pleasure in submitting to you. The proces-verbal of survey or subdivision was approved by the adjudicatees on December 22nd, 1763, and homologated by La Frénière, Attorney-General, and by the Superior Council of the Province of Louisiana, on April 24th, 1764, as shown at pages 53 and 55 of the American State papers, Vol. II, Public Lands in New Orleans (Gales and Seaton's Edition).
It may be of interest for you to know that lots Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 above described passed successively through the hands of various purchasers and were transformed from plantations to faubourgs as the City of New Orleans advanced in population.
FAUBOURGS. The lots Nos. 1 and 2 and part of 3 immediately adjoining the upper limits of the city, were owned by Bertrand Gravier and John Gravier, and formed “Faubourg St. Marie,” which was subdivided into lots and squares as per plans of Trudeau in 1788 and 1796.
Part of No. 3 and lot No. 4, adjoining “Faubourg St. Marie," was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Sylvestre Delord Sarpy, and was named “Faubourg Delord;” the same was subdivided, in 1806, into squares and lots, to correspond with Faubourg St. Marie.
The Lot No. 5, adjoining Faubourg Delord, belonged to Thomas Saulet, and was called “Faubourg Saulet;” in 1810
it was laid out into squares and lots, to correspond with Faubourgs Ste. Marie and Delord.
The lot No. 6, owned by Pierre Robin de Logny, became Faubourg Lacourse, and was subdivided into squares and lots in 1826, to correspond with Faubourgs Ste. Marie, Delord and Saulet.
The plantation adjoining Faubourg Lacourse belonged to Mme. Céleste Marigny, wife of Jacques François Enoul de Livaudais, and was called Faubourg Annunciation.
The Faubourgs Ste. Marie, Delord, Saulet, Lacourse and Annunciation, together with the Commons, or “terre commune," now constitute the First Municipal District of the City of New Orleans.
JESUIT FATHERS. Permit me here to indulge in a brief narrative of the history of the Society of Jesus, which was founded by IQNACE DE LOYOLA, with six associates, in 1534, in Paris, France, for the purpose of converting the infidels and of furnishing a militia to the Sovereign Pontiff. In 1540 Pope Paul III recognized the existence of the Society, with a General at its head, . elected for life, with domicile in Rome. The Society began to prosper; at the death of Loyola in 1556 the order numbered over 1000 members. It continued to increase rapidly until 1594, when Henry IV, King of France, caused their exile. In 1604 they were reinstated; from that time they became influential and powerful, until the time of the great failure of Father Antoine Lavalette, at the head of the Jesuit Missions, in the Carribee Islands, domiciled at Martinique. He was engaged in extensive commercial enterprises for the maintenance and support of his missions; the capture of some of his vessels by the English cruisers caused losses so severe and great to him that he became insolvent, with liabilities of over 5,000,000 livres; suits were brought and judgments obtained against him, and the judgment creditors proceeded to satisfy their claims against the entire Society of Jesus. The Superior of said Society contended that their order could not be held