|Date||20 Nov 1851|
|Title||Grand Jury Report|
|Scope & Content||
State of Louisiana
Parish of Bossier
To the Honorable Roland Jones, Judge of the District Court in and for the state and Parish aforesaid -
The Grand Jurors of said Parish, represent to your honor, that they have examined the Parish Jail and find it unsafe for the detentions of prisoners. They believe that it would be easy for any person on the outside to release prisoners confined therein. They report but one prisoner in jail and hereto all appearances and by his own representations comfortably situated. They further beg leave to report to your honor, that upon inquiry and examination they find that the Police Jury of the Parish has failed to designate the point at which the posting and marking of roads are to commence. In other respects, they have no complaint on that subject.
They would further report that they have examined the papers and vouchers of James Ford, superintendent of public schools of this Parish, up to and inclusive of the quarter ending 30th of June AD 1851, and find that he has faithfully discharged the duties of his office and that he has a small balance of the school fund now on hand. Said superintendent represents to the Grand Jury that he has drawn for the last quarterly dividend due Sept. 30th last, but has not as yet received the same.
JJ Bryan, Foreman of the Police Jury
Bryan, James Jackson
Bossier Parish Schools
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Lexicon sub-category||Documentary Artifact|