Pierre, a man of color v. Gabrial Chouteau
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I have no knowledge of the
question of the legality of slavery
in CanadaCanada were being in
a Court of law in this Country.

The foregoing deposition being
read to the deponent he
therein declaring the cause to
Contain the truth & hath signed.


I JohnJohn Samuel Mc Cord SamuelJohn Samuel Mc Cord McJohn Samuel Mc Cord CordJohn Samuel Mc Cord Esquire one of the
Circuit Judges of & for the District ofDistrict of Montreal MontrealDistrict of Montreal
in the ProvinceProvince of Canada of CanadaProvince of Canada do hereby certify
that CharlesCharles WilliamWilliam ,
Deponent who signs â
whose place of residence is MontrealMontreal in the
said Province was by me sworn to testify
the whole truth of his knowledge touchingthe
matter in controversy in the cause aforesaid;
that the Deponent was examined and his
examination reduceed to writing and subscribed
by the said Deponant in my
presence on the eleventh day of april eighteen hundred and forty six between
the hours of eight O'Clock in the forenoon
and six O'Clock in the afternoon at the
office of R. . in the said CityCity of Montreal
ofCity of Montreal MontrealCity of Montreal.

Given & certified this eleventh day of April 1846.

J.S. M. Cord CtJ