Pierre, a man of color v. Gabrial Chouteau
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Deposition of awitness produced and sworn and
examined On the 31st day of January in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty four
between the hours of 8 of clock in the fornoon and
6 of the Clock of the afternoon of that day, at the
Office of . . in the Lawn of St. CharlesSt Charles
and Courty, of St St. Charles, before me
a Justice of the Peace within
and for the Countyaforesaid in a certain
cause now depending in the Circuit Court
of the county, of SaintSt Louis LouisSt Louis, in the state of
MissouriMissouribetween (PierrePierre alias PeterPeter ) a man
of Colour Plaintiff, and Gabriel S ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau
Defendant.

John being produced sworn
and examined on the part of the plaintiff
deposeth& saith, I have known the plaintiff
PierrePierre for a number of years, ever since he was a
small boy, he was in the possession or at the
house of Defendant GabrielGabriel S Chouteau S ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau
I saw a woman of colour at [ Priare ]DuCheinChein in
the year 1799 at the house of Mr Brigebois
which woman I was informed was [ brot ] from
CanadaCanada by, Mr ToddTodd a Trader belonging to
the N M Company of British[ Furr ] Traders
I have frequently saw the mother of Plaintiff
Called RoseRose , at the house of Defendant, but
I do not have of my own knowledge wheather
she was the same woman I saw at [ Priare ]
DuChienChien I have been frequently told by JosephJoseph Garvey
GarveyJoseph Garvey , that he was with ToddTodd when he
Came from CanadaCanada and that [ Brot ]
the woman I saw at [ Priari ]Chien

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from CanadaCanada, and that she was called RoseRose
and was the same woman I saw at the
house of , Defendant in St LouisSt Louis, and the same
woman RoseRose who was the mother of Sd
Plaintiff [ Pierr ] said JosephJoseph Garvey GarveyJoseph Garvey has been
dead about two months, I always believed him
to he a man of truth he frequently made
the same statement to me in to
that , and I have good reason to believe
and do believe, that he told me the truth