United States v. Aske nawa, Aske na wa (the young man)
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To the sheriff of the district of St LouisSt Louis

Whereas a notice under the hand and seal of
A McNiar sheriff of the District of St LouisSt Louis, dated the
third of Junelast past, hath been given to me one of
the judges in and over the territory of LouisianaLouisiana, by
which it appears that a certain Indian of the Macoutan
named Askena wa or the young man has been
committed in the goal of the District of StSt Louis LouisSt Louis
and remains and remains under the Custody of
said sheriff on a charge made upon oath of
having committed the crime of murder in said district
on a certain Indian women and in as much as I
am induced to belivethat the honorable John-
Coburnpresiding judge of thegeneral court of this
Territory is absent from the same therefore I have
assigned to my self the attendance of a court of
oyer and terminer and general jail delivery in the
district of StSt Louis LouisSt Louis,, and I hereby command the
the sheriff of said district to do and perform all and
those things which the law in such case
prescribes for the holding of a court of oyer and
terminer and general jail delivery in the afore-
said district, whose sitting shall commence on
monday the twelfth of the month of August next
ensuing in Testimonywhereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal at my Chamber in St LouisSt Louis
Territory of LouisianaLouisiana the fourth day of JulyA.D 1811 and of the independence of the United StatesUnited States the the thirty sixth

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