Very interesting! I will see what more I can find on this document, and if it the Thomas S. Hardy I seek. These types of documents help me understand what type of person he may have been. I really want to find out why he moved to St. Landry from Prince George. It appears there are quite a few Hardys already settled in Louisiana. From what I am gathering from bits and pieces, he may have owned a sugar mill and several plots of land.
Thank you Marianee!