Pierre, a man of color v. Gabrial Chouteau
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Deposition of Pierre MenardPierre Menard of KaskaskiaKaskaskia a witness
produced sworn and examined at the dwelling house of said PierrePierre Menard
MenardPierre Menard in the Town of KaskaskiaKaskaskia in County ofCounty of Randolph RandolphCounty of Randolph
and state of IllinoisIllinois before me DwightDwight Hunt HuntDwight Hunt a Justice of
the Peace within and for the said Town of KaskaskiaKaskaskia in
a certain cause now pending in the St Louis CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court in the State of MissouriMissouri between PierrePierre plain-
tiff and Gabriel S. ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau defendant on the part of
the Defendant

Pierre MenardPierre Menard of lawful age being produced sworn and
examined on the part of the Defendant deposith and
says-

I reside in the town of KaskaskiaKaskaskia, I left
CanadaCanada in August seventeen hundred and eighty six - If the time I left the Province ofProvince of Canada
CanadaProvince of Canada, and previous thereto, there was in the
province negroes and mulattaes who were held and
known as slaves- they were generally employed
about the house and treated as the house slave
in the slave states of the united states. They
were recognised as the property of their masters
and subject to be sold and disposed of- I do not recollect
any particular instance in which they were sold

PierrePierre Menard MenardPierre Menard