Pierre, a man of color v. Gabrial Chouteau
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case were Chief Justice MonkMonk , Justice PanetPanet
and JusticeOgdenOgden they an all dead. Chief Justice
MonkMonk was my uncle. John Reid, the DeputyClerk of
the Crown who signed the original writ of habiascorpus
was well known to me he died several years ago.
PerryPerry the attorney who out the writ, and
JacobJacob Kuhn KuhnJacob Kuhn the Gaoler to whom it was directed are
both dead, and so also are the three justices of the peace
named in the Gaoler's return to the said writ. I have
no knowledge of the JamesJames who appears to have
claimed the said RobinRobin aliasRobertRobert as his slave.
who appeared as Counsel for is, I
believe, still living at but very old and infirm.

(Cross examined by the
Defendant's counsel.)