Pelage v. Francois Valois and John P. Cabanne
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State of MissouriMissouri
CountyCounty St Louis of St. LouisCounty St Louis

Aexis Lebo makith oath
that he will having Pelage (a
girl of colour ) in the forgoing pe
tition named and that he also
will Francois ValoisFrancois Valois
in the same petition named and
that the said Francois ValoisFrancois Valois same
time in the year eighteen hundred
then or eleven to the best of their
affiants belief the said ValoisValois
removed from the town of St. LouisSt Louis
into the state of IllinoisIllinois taking
with him as his slave the said
pelagie and that the said ValoisValois
after said removed lived at
a place called the french
village in said State in the county
of St. Clair keeping and holding
the said Pelage there as his slave
for the space of about five years
when the said ValoisValois removed
back to the said town of St LouisSt Louis
bringing the said slave with
him and further this deponent
saith not

sworn to and
said before me in open
court oct 1st 1821

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

his AlexisAlexis

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