Charles Spaight Pasteur’s correspondence from Antigua (1850)

St. Johns, Antigua, February 21st 1850

Dear Father,

After a very boisterous and tedious passage of 15 days we arrived at this place after encountering two gales of wind from S.S. N. one on the 9th and 10th of February, when we had to lie low for two days and nights, but she behaved very well after throwing over part of our deck-load which we did on Sunday evening; and then we had head winds until within one or two days south of the Islands. Continue reading “Charles Spaight Pasteur’s correspondence from Antigua (1850)”

New Bern Pasteur Baptisms (1822-1839)

On Enquiry, it appears that the Parish registers, preceeding the year 1818, were consumed in the fire of the L. Benner’s house; who was a Vestryman, & with whom along with some other Church papers, they had been deposited. Continue reading “New Bern Pasteur Baptisms (1822-1839)”

New Bern District Court Records

The District Court was the precursor to District Superior Courts. The New Bern District covered Carteret, Craven, Beaufort, Hyde, Pitt, Dobbs, Jones, and Duplin. When Dobbs county was split and then abolished, the new counties were also in the New Bern District. Continue reading “New Bern District Court Records”

Abner Pasteur v. John Jones, et al. (New Bern, 1801)

ABNER PASTEUR v. JOHN JONES, et al.
[NO NUMBER IN ORIGINAL]
SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA
1 N.C. 393; 1801 N.C. LEXIS 14; 1 Cam. & Nor. 194
June, 1801, Decided

PRIOR HISTORY: [**1] This was a case in equity, brought in New Bern Superior Court, and referred for the opinion of the Judges upon the following statement of facts, viz: Continue reading “Abner Pasteur v. John Jones, et al. (New Bern, 1801)”

Francis J. Pasteur et al. vs. Lewis and Lynd (New Orleans, 1887)

FRANCIS J. PASTEUR ET AL. VS. R. N. LEWIS AND WM. LYND.
No. 9762.
SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA, NEW ORLEANS
38 La. Ann. 5; 1887 La. LEXIS 578
January, 1887, Decided

PRIOR HISTORY: [**1] APPEAL from the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. Houston, J.
DISPOSITION: Judgment affirmed with costs. Rehearing refused. Continue reading “Francis J. Pasteur et al. vs. Lewis and Lynd (New Orleans, 1887)”

William Johnston and wife v. Abner Pasteur (New Bern, 1803)

WILLIAM JOHNSTON and wife v. ABNER PASTEUR.
[NO NUMBER IN ORIGINAL]
SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA
1 N.C. 582; 1803 N.C. LEXIS 7; 1 Cam. & Nor. 464
June, 1803, Decided

PRIOR HISTORY: [**1] This was an action of detinue, brought in New Bern Superior Court to recover a negro. On the trial the jury found a verdict for the plaintiff, subject to the opinion of this court on this point, “whether husband can be joined in detinue for the property of the feme detained before and at the time of the marriage.” Continue reading “William Johnston and wife v. Abner Pasteur (New Bern, 1803)”

Jan David Pasteur (1753-1804), Dutch naturalist

Jan David Pasteur, born 23 May 1753 in Leyden, died 9 January 1804, held important positions of state after the revolution of 1795. This did not stop him from becoming one of the country’s most prolific writers. He also translated more than 80 works, Cook’s travels, among them. Continue reading “Jan David Pasteur (1753-1804), Dutch naturalist”