Sally v. Henry Chouteau
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To the Honorable Luke E. LawlessLuke E Lawless Judge of the
Circuit Count of St Louis County.

SallySally an infant mulatto girl of the age of
thirteen years by her next friend Samuel WilliSamuel Willi
respectfully represents, that on the fourteenth day of February eighteen hundred and eighteen, a certain
agreement in writing was made signed sealed and
executed by and between Marie Thereze Brazeau
widow of Joseph BrazeauJoseph Brazeau deceased of the one part
and BaptisteBaptiste Duchouquette and Marie ThereseMarie Therese his
wife of the other part, in which among other things
it is stated as follows, to wit; ``Whereas Joseph BrazeauJoseph Brazeau
by testamentary act, dated the fifth of May, one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight, proved and
approved the twenty sixth of November last and
deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
of St Louis County MissouriMissouri Territory, it is said & declared
by the ninth article of the said Testament as follows,
to wit; ``Ninthly, as to the surplus of all the property
which he will leave on the day of his decease, the
present testament fulfilled, he gives them to MarieMarie Brazeau
BrazeauMarie Brazeau his niece, in consideration of the attachment
which he has for her, and of that which she has always
shown him & of her good conduct, he gives & bequeaths
them to her in been gift, naming her to that effect
his universal legatee, to be disposed of by her as of
things to her properly belonging, after the
decease however of Marie Therese Brazeau my wife
to whom I have abandoned the enjoyment thereof
during her life time.'' And whereas the said MarieMarie Therese
ThereseMarie Therese widow of Joseph BrazeauJoseph Brazeau deceased does not
feel herself in a condition to render available the
property abandoned by the said Joseph BrazeauJoseph Brazeau
deceased, and is content to abandon the care & direction

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of the same to BaptisteBaptiste Duchouquette and to the said
Marie Thereze Brazeau niece of the said deceased &
wife of the said Bapstite Duchouquette, the universal
legatee named in the said ninth article of the said
testament the said Baptiste & Marie here present &
accepting, know all those who shall see these
presents that the said Marie ThereseMarie Therese widow of
Joseph BrazeauJoseph Brazeau deceased of the one part & the said
BaptisteBaptiste Duchouquette & Marie ThereseMarie Therese his wife of
the other part, have contracted and agreed as follows,
to wit: That the said Marie ThereseMarie Therese widow of the
said Joseph BrazeauJoseph Brazeau deceased, for and in consideration
of the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars, lawful
money of the United StatesUnited States which the said Baptiste &
Marie his wife, [ oligate ], promise & engage themselves
to pay each year to the said widow BrazeauBrazeau , during
her lifetime, the first payment of which shall commence
in one year from the date of these presents, and
also for and in consideration of the promises, claims
conventions & conditions hereinafter stipulated
and mentioned, which the said Baptiste & Marie
his wife promise, obligate & engage themselves to
fulfill, in all their extent, force & tenor, the said
widow of Joseph BrazeauJoseph Brazeau deceased, has
sold, ceded, quitclaimed relinquished, abandoned
& transferred, as in fact and by these presents, she
sells, cedes, quitclaims relinquishes, abandons &
transfers to the said BaptisteBaptiste Duchouquette and
Marie ThereseMarie Therese his wife, all the rights, titles, actions
pretensions properties which she has and
may have to the property left by the laid JosephJoseph Brazeau
BrazeauJoseph Brazeau deceased, and to the enjoyment of the said
property left to her by the said testament, during her
lifetime, with the exception of the reservation herein
after made, so that the said Baptiste & Marie