Marie, a mulatto girl v. Auguste Chouteau
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August Term 1818
August 26 th

"On Reading and filing the petition of the said MarieMarie by Margueritte her
mother, and on the motion of for said petitioner, the court directs
that an action of assault & Battery & False imprisonment be instated against
the said AugusteAuguste PPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau by the said MarieMarie , and that she be permitted
to have a reasonable liberty of attending her counsel and that she shall not
be taken nor removed out of the jurisdiction of the court nor be subjected
to any Severity on account of her application for freedom The court
assigns Mr Deyer as counsel to the said petitioner - which said
complaint together with all the papers belonging to the said same
with to the clerk of the circuit court of the county of St LouisSt Louis

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In whereof
and affixed the seal of the superior court aforesaid
at St LouisSt Louis this thirtieth day of March AD 1821