A Whistle Blower in Early American Louisiana

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Title

A Whistle Blower in Early American Louisiana

Subject

New Orleans, Navy Hospital, Slavery, Slave Labor

Description

The items in this collection pertain to a dispute over enslaved labor and personal financial gain from military service.

Creator

Heermann, Lewis
Patterson, Daniel T.
Morrell, Robert
Tanesse, Jacques
La Blache, Charles

Source

National Archives and Records Administration

Publisher

National Archives and Records Administration

Date

1815-1816

Contributor

Heermann, Lewis
Patterson, Daniel T.
Morrell, Robert
Tanesse, Jacques
La Blache, Charles

Rights

Unrestricted

Relation

[no text]

Format

Ink on paper

Language

English, French

Type

Letter, Survey, Plat Map

Identifier

[no text]

Coverage

New Orleans, Louisiana

Collection Items

Letter from Daniel T. Patterson to Benjamin W. Crowninshield
Daniel T. Patterson, Commander of the United States Navy forces stationed in New Orleans, wrote to the Secretary of the Navy in defense of Lewis Heermann.

Vue des Edifices de la propriete appartenant au Docteur Heermann, servant aujourdhui d&#039;hopital de la Marine des Etats-Unis.<br /><br />
View of the buildings of the property occupied by Doctor Heermann, serving at present as the United States Navy Hospital.
Jacques Tanesse, Surveyor of the City of New Orleans, produced this survey and architectural elevation at the request of Lewis Heermann. Heermann submitted it to the Secretary of the Navy.

Comparison of the old establishment &amp; of the present establishment for the purpose of a Naval Hospital
Heermann provides his written commentary on Jacques Tanesse's survey.

Receipt from Treasurer of the City of New Orleans to Dr. Lewis Heermann for ground rent on Lots 11 &amp; 12 in Faubourg Marigny
Charles La Blache, in his capacity as Treasurer of the City of New Orleans, issued this receipt for payment of property tax on two lots in the Faubourg Marigny.

Statement of the intrinsic value of the property formerly occupied as the Naval Hospital and the actual Capital vested in the same by the present owner Mr. Monton, late Landlord of the U.S.
Heermann included this statement of account in his January 19, 1816 letter to Secretary of the Navy Benjamin F. Crowninshield.

Letter from Lewis Heermann to Secretary of the Navy Benjamin F. Crowninshield
Heermann defends his actions against Morrell's accusations regarding the derivation of personal profit from military service.

Letter from Robert Morrell to Benjamin F. Crowninshield, with Account
In this letter, Robert Morrell elaborates on the charges he leveled against Dr. Lewis Heermann in two earlier letters and provides a financial account to justify the charges.

Letter from Lewis Heermann to Benjamin Crowninshield
Heermann probably wrote this letter to the Secretary of the Navy shortly after learning of the accustations against him. Heermann defends his conduct and asserts that he has not violated his duty.
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