Mary, a woman of color vs. Francois Menard, Andre Landreville
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis

ss.

In the Circuit court

Deposition taken by virture of a notice
on the thirteenth day of November in the year eighteen hundred and twenty seven and by consent at the dwelling
house of Madame RocheblaveRocheblave between the hours of nine
oclock in the forenoon and five o clock in the afternoon of the
same day and to be read in evidence on the case now pending in the Circuit Court of the county of St. LouisSt Louis
in which MaryMary , a woman of color who has for her freedom
is plantiff and Andre LandrevilleAndre Laundreville who is impleaded with
FrancisFrancois Menard MenardFrancois Menard is defendent on the part of the plaintiff

Marie Louise LaChapell being duly sworn on her oath Saith
that she is acquainted with MaryMary the above named plantiff and
she knew her as the slave of the late Michel Bienvenu that she knew
her from her birth that she was born at KaskaskiaKaskaskia in the
state of IllinoisIllinois has known her ever since and still knows her
to be the same at whose birth the attended

Sworn to on the day and
year and at the place first above
mentioned the plantiff being present
and the defendent having appeared
and afterwards with

Before