Mary vs. Francois Menard and Andre Laundreville
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court

depositions taken by virtue of notice
on the thirteenth day of November with Year eighteen hundred and twenty seven (and by consent) at the
house of Madame between the hours of nine
o clock in the forenoon and five o clock in the afternoon of the
same day and to be read inevidence on the case
nonpending in the circuit court of the county of St. LouisSt Louis,
in whichMaryMary a woman of color who for her freedom
is plaintiff and AndreAndre Laundreville LaundrevilleAndre Laundreville who is with
FrancoisFrancois Menard MenardFrancois Menard is defendant, on the part of the plaintiff

MarieMarie Louise LouiseMarie Louise being duly swornon her oath saith
that she is acquainted with MarieMarie the above named plaintiff that
she knew her as the slave of the late MichelMichael thatshe knew
her from her birth that she was born at KaskaskiaKaskaskia in the
StateIllinois ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois - has known her ever since and still knows her
to be the the same at whose birth sheattended

sworn to on the day and
year and at the place first above mentioned, the plaintiff being present
and the defendant having
and afterwards withdrawn

Before

G. G.

Marie Louise her
Mark