Diego Arnandez, resident of the Iberville district, stated that he did not have sufficient land to endow his children and petitioned the Governor to grant him title to a parcel of land measuring ten arpents frontage and forty arpents depth, situated in the Royal lands on the right bank of the Mississippi above Bayou Plaquemine. Arnandez requested that the ten arpents be measured from the southern boundary line, which was adjacent to the property of Amant Hebert. There follow a number of endorsements made by various government officials. On 1799 January 29 Francisco Rivas, [Commandant of the Iberville district], transmitted the petition to the Governor with the certification that the land was unclaimed and that no impediment to granting title existed. On 1802 April 1, the [Intendant] Juan Ventura Morales referred the matter to the Comptroller General [of the Royal Treasury in New Orleans], Gilberto Leonard, who on 1802 May 18 gave his consent that the grant be made, subject to a proper survey conducted by the Surveyor General. Morales, before Carlos Ximenes, [Secretary of the Intendancy], on May 19 added his authorization. Later, Manuel Serrano, [Assesor of the Intendancy], requested that the Commandant of the Royal Treasury ascertain the ages of the applicant's children.