Marguerite v. Pierre Chouteau Sr.
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Pierre ChouteauPierre Chouteau Senior
MargueriteMarguerite a coloredwoman
by her next friend PierrePierre

C. C. C. St LouisSt LouisJuly term 1825

And said PierrePierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau by his attorney
comes and defends the force and injury when
and says as to the assaultingill treating
and imprisoning the saidMargueriteMarguerite as in said
declaration mentioned that the saidMargueriteMarguerite ought
not to have or maintain her aforesaid action thereof
against him because he says that before and at all
the time when see in said declaration mentioned to
at St LouisSt Louisaforesaid the saidMargueriteMarguerite was a slave
in the lawfulpossession and service of said PierrePierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau
wherefore the said PierrePierre then and there detained and
still doth detain said MargueriteMarguerite in his service and
possession which and and the
assaultingbeatingill treating bruising&imprisoning
the said MargueriteMarguerite in said declaration mentioned
and this the same PierrePierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau is ready to verify
wherefore he praysjudgment if the said MargueriteMarguerite
ought to have or maintain her aforesaid action
against him

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