Aspasia, a free woman of color vs. Francois Chouteau, Pierre Menard
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1. That if they find from the testimony that the matter
of the plaintiff was a negro woman legally held
in slavery before & at & after the date of the ordinance passed by the Congress of the United StatesUnited States on the 13th. Day of July 1787. entitled . âAn ordinance for the
government of the Territory of the United StatesUnited States northwest
of the river OhioOhio" at the village of KaskaskiaKaskaskia
in the late northwestern territory & the plaintiff
was born of such mother subsequent to the passage
of the ordinance aforesaid, as the village of KaskaskiaKaskaskia
aforesaid she the plaintiff is not entitled
to her freedom, which instruction the court refused
to give, to which refused the Deft.by his
counsel excepts.

The deft by his counsel also moved the court to decide.

2. That if they find from the testimony that the