Aspasia, a free woman of color vs. Francois Chouteau, Pierre Menard
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Mother of the said pltff was a negro woman
legally held in slavery before & at & after the passage of
the ordinance entitled âan ordinance for the
government of the Territory of the United StatesUnited States north west of the
river OhioOhioâpassed by the Congress of the UnitedUnited States
StatesUnited States on the 13th day of July in the year 1787.
by a French inhabitant of the village of KaskaskiaKaskaskia
in the northwestern territory & who was a citizen of
the same before the conquest of the country by VirginiaVirginia
& afterwards that the pltff was born at the village of KaskaskiaKaskaskia
aforesaid of such mother while so held in slavery.

By such French inhabitant though subsequent
to the date of the ordinance aforesaid, she, the
pltff in not entitled to her freedom which instruction
the court refused to give to which refusal
the Deft. by his counsel excepts & prays
that these his exceptions may be signed
sealed & made of part of the record which is one accordingly.

WillWill C.CarrCarr .

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