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|Title||Augustin Macarty order to pay, 1816 February 1|
|Creator||Macarty, Augustin Francois de, 1774-1844.|
Kuntz, Felix Herwig, 1890-1971.
Victor, Jean, flourished 1816.
New Orleans. Office of the Mayor.
|Physical Description||1 order to pay.|
|Biographical Information||Augustin Macarty (1774-1844) was a plantation owner and the mayor of New Orleans from 1815-1820. Born in New Orleans on January 10, 1774; he was the son of Augustin Guillaume de Macarty and Jeanne Chauvin, a direct descendant of Don Esteban Miró, the Spanish governor of Louisiana from 1785 to 1792. He lived with Céleste Perrault, a free woman of color; the couple had one son, Patrice (born 1799). Augustin died in New Orleans on October 16, 1844.; Felix Herwig Kuntz (1890-1971) was the son of Rosemonde Elizabeth and Emile Kuntz and the brother of Emile N. Kuntz. The family's wealth was from his grandfather's having been awarded a legendary diamond necklace by the Hapsburg Emperor Maximilian of Mexico for outstanding service in representing the interests of the Bank of Austria to Imperial Mexico before its 1867 fall. He used the sale of the diamonds to finance various land purchases throughout Southern Louisiana, notably in the Oil and Gas rich Terrebonne Parish. Kuntz, who ran a real estate firm, was an avid collector of documents, paintings and furniture during and after the Great Depression. The documents in the Rosemonde E. and Emile Kuntz collection were items that Kuntz collected for his own personal interest.|
|Description||Mandat de Payment (order to pay) $10 to Jean Victor, a free man of color, one month's city pension for the needy issued by Augustin Macarty, the Mayor of New Orleans. The Mayor of New Orleans issued these pay bills or cash vouchers to authorize the City Treasurer to remunerate individuals for services rendered to the City. The mandats were printed forms with pertinent data filled in. Each was signed by the Mayor and usually by the person to whom it was issued, or a designated representative. In French.|
African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century.
Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.
Macarty, Augustin Francois de, 1774-1844.
Municipal government--Louisiana--New Orleans.
|Geographic Focus||New Orleans (La.)|
|Digital Collection||Revealing an Unknown Past: Free People of Color in Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley|
|Repository||Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, La., http://larc.tulane.edu/|
|Part Of||Rosemonde E. and Emile Kuntz Collection, Manuscripts Number 600, Louisiana Research Collection, Tulane University.|
|Repository Collection Guide||http://specialcollections.tulane.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=787|
New Orleans Municipal Records, Manuscripts Number 16, Louisiana Research Collection, Tulane University.
John Minor Wisdom Collection, Manuscripts Number 230, Louisiana Research Collection, Tulane University.
|Call Number / Shelving Location||Manuscripts Number 600, Box 16, Folder 104|
|Cite As||Rosemonde E. and Emile Kuntz Collection, Manuscripts Number 600, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.|
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