The author wishes to thank the following individuals and institutions for their assistance in the completion of this study: James L. Isenogle, Superintendent, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park; A. Wilson Greene, Denise Vickers, Thomas Tankersly, Daniel Abeel, Michael Livingston, and Michael Strock, of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park; Melody Webb and Ted Birkedal, National Park Service Southwest Regional Office, Santa Fe; Edwin C. Bearss, Chief Historian, National Park Service, Washington, D.C.; Betsy Swanson, Santa Fe; Rose Lambert and the late Joseph C. Castle, Louisiana State Museum Library, New Orleans; Jane Stevens, Louisiana Collection, Tulane University Library; Historic New Orleans Collection; New Orleans Public Library; New Orleans Notarial Archives; Christopher Goodwin and Associates, Inc., Co., New Orleans; Special Collections, Tulane University Library; Louisiana Department of Archives and Manuscripts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; St. Bernard Parish courthouse, Chalmette, Louisiana; National Archives, Washington, D. C.; Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.; Historical society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas, Austin; Manuscripts Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington; The Filson Club, Louisville; Cincinnati Historical Society; Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland; Chicago Historical Society; U. S. Military Academy Library, West Point; New-York Historical Society; New York Public Library; Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Tennessee State Library and Archives; Nashville; Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; Denver Public Library; and the University of Colorado Libraries, Boulder.
A special word of appreciation is due my colleagues at the Denver Service CenterMichael Bureman, John C. Paige, and Louis Torresfor their assistance in the timely completion of this project. Thanks, too, to Jill-Karen Yakubik, who provided the chapter on settlement and occupation of the Chalmette property.
To all these people, institutions, and organizations I extend my sincere gratitude.
Last Updated: 05-Sep-2004