|Date||18 May 1848|
|Title||Grand Jury Report|
|Scope & Content||
Report of Grand Jury of May Term 1848
The Grand Jurors [?] for the parish of Bossier and the State of Louisiana at the May term of the district court of the said parish and state would respectfully submit the following report to the Judge of said court now in session.
That the varied and highly important duties assigned to us a body by the laws of the country have been investigated to the best of our abilities and we are much gratified to have it in our power to state that thus far no case of high crime or misdemeanor has come to our knowledge and that the few cases upon which we have been called to act are of light character.
No complaint has been offered against any of the many [?] of our roads and we are therefore induced to believe that the public highways of our parish are in good condition.
On the subject of our parish jail we are pleased to remark of the careful investigation of it. We are satisfied that it is fully sufficient for all the ordinary purposes for which it was erected.
And we regret to state that the same cannot be said of the other public buildings and particularly that of our courthouse. Its dilapidated condition, the want of almost every article necessary for the Honble [Honorable] court and its officers render it unfit for the high and important purposed for which it was designed. We are however, pleased to say that the present month the police of our parish have had the matter under consideration and that a committee of said body are instructed and empowered to make such improvements and fixtures as with hereafter render the house more serviceable and comfortable for the purposes it was intended.
The highly important subject of our late school law has also had our consideration. We much regret to say that but little or nothing has been done further than electing the parish superintendent whose report upon the subject is herewith annexed. All of which is most respectfully submitted.
State of Louisiana
Parish of Bossier
To the Honorable Grand Jury of the Parish of Bossier now in session:
Gentlemen, by reference to the 10 section of an act of the Legislature, to establish free public schools in the state of Louisiana - It will be seen that the apportionment of the school precincts will not be made until after the first day of November next and therefore, there has been no funds received by your parish superindendent and consequently no disbursement thereof.
With sentiments of due regard gentlemen I remain your humble servant
Parish Superintendent, Parish of Bossier, Louisiana
Bossier Parish Schools
Bossier Parish Courthouse
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