Theotiste alias Cathicthe v. Pierre Chouteau
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State of MissouriMissouri
CountyCounty St Louis of St. LouisCounty St Louis

Personally appeared before me the
undersigned a Justice of the Peace within and for
the County and State aforesaid Theotiste, alias [ Cathiche ]
a woman of colour, the same person who subscribed
the foregoing petition, who being sworn by me, upon
her oath saith: that the facts set forth in the foreg-
going petition by her subscribed, as stated upon
her own knowledge are true, and those stated upon
the information by hearsay of others, she verily believes
are true and can be proved, and further, that she
knows of no person who can prove the facts stated in
her petition, to whom she thinks she could safely
confide her intention of initiating a suit for her freedom,
without incurring the hazard of being deprived of the
opportunity of making this application, by being sent out
of the jurisdiction of this court..