Before the United States Consul in the city of [blank], France, appeared Marie-Joséphine Caroline Duclos and her husband André Billaud. Mme. Billaud granted power of attorney to [blank] of New Orleans to dispose of any matrimonial, dotal, or community rights she might have to immovable property and slaves in the State of Louisiana. In private the Consul advised Mme Billaud of her legal rights under Louisiana law and of the consequences of her action. She reiterated her position and in the presence of her husband once again renounced her rights with finality. The participants and unnamed witnesses signed the document.