NEW ORLEANS. O'REILLY, ALEJANDRO. 1722-1794. Don Alexandre O'Reilly ... Capitaine-Général & Gouverneur de la Province de la Louisianne. Sur se qui Nous a été representé qu'une des principales causes du désordre qui regne en cette Ville, vient de la multiplicité des Auberges, Billards & Cabarets que plusieurs personnes de sont ingérées d'établir inpunément sans y être autorités; & considerant que la plûpart de ceux qui exercent ces Professions sont sans aveu & sans Domicile qui puissent repondre de leurs actions, & qu'ils employent clandestinement une infinité de pratiques illicites pour parvenir à satisfaire leur cupidité.... [New Orleans: Denis Braud, September, 1769.]

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Lot 243
NEW ORLEANS.
O'REILLY, ALEJANDRO. 1722-1794.
Don Alexandre O'Reilly ... Capitaine-Général & Gouverneur de la Province de la Louisianne. Sur se qui Nous a été representé qu'une des principales causes du désordre qui regne en cette Ville, vient de la multiplicité des Auberges, Billards & Cabarets que plusieurs personnes de sont ingérées d'établir inpunément sans y être autorités; & considerant que la plûpart de ceux qui exercent ces Professions sont sans aveu & sans Domicile qui puissent repondre de leurs actions, & qu'ils employent clandestinement une infinité de pratiques illicites pour parvenir à satisfaire leur cupidité.... [New Orleans: Denis Braud, September, 1769.]

Sold for US$ 35,000 inc. premium
NEW ORLEANS.
O'REILLY, ALEJANDRO. 1722-1794. Don Alexandre O'Reilly ... Capitaine-Général & Gouverneur de la Province de la Louisianne. Sur se qui Nous a été representé qu'une des principales causes du désordre qui regne en cette Ville, vient de la multiplicité des Auberges, Billards & Cabarets que plusieurs personnes de sont ingérées d'établir inpunément sans y être autorités; & considerant que la plûpart de ceux qui exercent ces Professions sont sans aveu & sans Domicile qui puissent repondre de leurs actions, & qu'ils employent clandestinement une infinité de pratiques illicites pour parvenir à satisfaire leur cupidité.... [New Orleans: Denis Braud, September, 1769.]
Printed broadside, 396 x 206 mm. SIGNED ("Ô Reilly") as Governor of Louisiana. Woodcut seal at head. Creased, with dampstain, small tear from lower right corner, laid down on board. Framed.

EXTREMELY RARE 1769 BROADSIDE REGULATING THE NUMBER OF BARS, POOL HALLS AND CABARETS IN THE YOUNG CITY OF NEW ORLEANS. This is only the third broadside edict to be printed in New Orleans immediately after O'Reilly arrived in the city and took formal possession of Louisiana in August, 1769. It "tends to show that New Orleans has not changed so much in three half-centuries, [and] points out that one of the principal causes of disorder in the city is the large number of inns, billiard halls, and cabarets then in operation" (McMurtrie). The copy at the Louisiana State Museum is also signed by O'Reilly.
Jumonville New Orleans 16; McMurtrie New Orleans 11.
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