Pierre, a man of color v. Gabrial Chouteau
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On Commission from the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis in the state of MissouriMissouri for the
addition of wisdom on behalf of the plaintiff,

PierrePierre (of colour) plaintiff
GabrielGabriel S Chouteau SGabriel S Chouteau .ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau Defendant.

I JohnJohn M SamuelSamuel MJohn M Cord,Esquire a
Circuit judge in and for the District of MontrealDistrict of Montreal
in CanadaCanada last do certify that in pursuance of
the within commission and notice, came before me
at his own house is the city of MontrealMontreal in
CanadaCanada East the Honorable JamesJames Reid ReidJames Reid and
at the Court house in the said City, the Honorable
Samual GaleGale , and SamuelSamuel WentworthWentworth Monk MonkWentworth Monk
Esquire who were by me respectively sworn and
examined and such examination reduced to writing
and subscribed by them respectively in my presence
and this depositions are now herewith returned
and I do further certify that immeditely after
the examination of the said witnessesFrederickFrederick Griffin
GriffinFrederick Griffin of the said city of MontrealMontrealcounselattending
to the execution of the said within commission on behalf
of the plaintiff, produced as evidance on behalf of
the plaintiff an exemplification duly authenticated
under the great seal of the ProvinceProvince of Canada of CanadaProvince of Canada, of
the Proclamationattended to in two of the aforesaid
depositions is the King's Proclamation of the seventh of October 1763, and a writtensigned by the
saidcounsel and by RobertRobert SMEsquire
Counselattending on behalf of the Defenadant touching
a certain act of the Parlaimant of GreatBritainBritain
therein mentioned and the saidexemplification and
within consent an also now herewithreturned

Given at the said City ofCity of Montreal MontrealCity of Montreal
this second day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six.

JJ S M Cord SJ S M Cord MJ S M Cord CordJ S M Cord Ct.J.