Decree of Pierre Clement Laussat upholding the Code Noir

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The decree of colonial prefect Pierre Clement Laussat upheld the Black Code (Code Noir). Laussat decreed that the Code Noir promulgated at Versailles in March 1724 for the administration of justice, police, discipline, and commerce of African American slaves in the province and colony of Louisiana was in effect except for any provisions that contradicted the Constitution of the United States.
Creator Laussat, Pierre-Clement de (author)
Coverage 1803
Medium Document
Repository The Historic New Orleans Collection
Number 75-127-L
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