1874 Coushatta Louisiana Massacre Legal Document

1874 Coushatta Louisiana Massacre Legal Document

Description: 1874 Coushatta Louisiana Massacre Legal Document.

In August 1874, six Republicans were forced from office in Coushatta, then assassinated before they could leave the state. Victims included the brother and three brothers-in-law of the Republican State Senator Marshall H. Twitchell. Also killed were five to twenty freedmen who had been escorting the Republicans and were witnesses to the assassinations. The events became known as the Coushatta Massacre and contributed to the Republican governor's requesting more Federal troops from U.S. President U.S. Grant to help control the state.

The second page has several signatures of the people involved in this agreement

United States of America

District of Louisiana

Know all men by these presents that we Luther B. Lowe, as principal and Samuel Parson, Joseph C. Keyser and Hugh McKenna as Surities do hereby acknowledge ourselves to owe and to be indebted to the United States in the just and full sum of Five Thousand Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made we jointly and severly bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and adminstrators and assigns firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated at Natchitoches, in the District aforesaid this 9the day of November
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