Marie, a mulatto girl v. Auguste Chouteau
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Auguste ChouteauAugust Chouteau
vs
MarieMarie (a mulatto girl

In the Superior CourtSuperior Court NC
September Term 1819.

And the said AugusteAuguste P ChouteauPierre Chouteau by his
attorney comes and defends the force and injury when
and as to the trespass, assault & battery & imprisonment
in the declaration of the said MarieMarie
mentioned, says that the said MarieMarie ought
to be barred and precluded from having and
maintaining her action thereof against
him, because he says, that the said MarieMarie , on
the said First day of January in the year One thousand eight hundred and eighteen
and from thence hitherto was the lawful
slave of him the said AugusteAuguste , without
that the said MarieMarie was at the time aforesaid
a free person, as in her said declaration
is above supposed, and this he the said AugusteAuguste
is ready to certify - Wherefore .

J BartonJ Barton

for deft