NEW ORLEANS. Mandat de Payement. Request for payment of 6 piastres for the salary of a Negro named George, who had been employed on a chain gang doing work for the town. Partially printed document accomplished by hand. New Orleans, 1 April, 1814
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. Here 6.00 piastres are to be paid to Mme Destrehan Clyma for the twenty-seven days that her slave George worked on the municipal chain gang. Signed by Mme Clyma and the Mayor, N. Girod.
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