Francois LaGrange vs. Bernard Pratt, Pierre Chouteau Jr.,John P. Cabanne, Bartholomew Berthold, B. Pratt & Co.
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FrancoisFrancois La Grange [ Francois La GrangeLagrange ]
PierrePierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau

The counsel for the plaintiff prays the
followers to the jury

1 that of this the jury shall be of opinion this the plaintiff
in the state of IllinoisIllinois with the person
who and who was a resident of said state
that this for the plaintiff
refused

2 That the right of the plaintiff to his freedom
is with to any a under
standing between the person who purchased and
bought him to IllinoisIllinois and any other person
refused

3 That is the jury shall be of this the
plaintiff from any lawfully a resident of
of the state IllinoisIllinois and in the therein of
a of this and plaintiff this shall a
given

4 that of the Jury shall be of opinion that the plaintiff
was said by by a wherein of the state of
MissouriMissouri to a of the state of IllinoisIllinois
and to said purchased
the sent and is between said purchaser and
person shall the of the plaintiff
same to his of residence in the state of IllinoisIllinois
refused, because no proved

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The court instructed the jury that if
they believed the plaintiff was bought
by Col Mernard for his own use &
to IllinoisIllinois& Reps there with the in
to make that his the slaves permanent
place of residence, they ought to
for the plf.