Pierre, a man of color v. Gabrial Chouteau
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and MackinawMackinaw and this was the only
place where white people were to be found
between the two places - I never traveld
much in CanadaCanada - I rode 6 or 7 leagues
may be in a sleigh from QuebecQuebec before
I left that country - I went to School
a little and learned to write a little

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when we wintered up the Missriver we
wintered on the right hand side going
up on the river the people
who lived at PrairePrairieduChienChien at the time
I was there were all Canadians

MichelMichael says - I knew the
negro woman RoseRose - I know at Mr.
[ Choteaus ] in his yard - I never knew
her [ untill ] I saw in St LouisSt Louis - I was
born in QuebecQuebec and am 69 years of age
and lived there 17 years - I lived about
15 leagues from QuebecQuebec - I never lived in
QuebecQuebec but have been there often and have
traveled through the County often - Slavery
never existed there - I never knew any
thing about slaves in that Country - If
slavery had existed then I would have
known it certainly & it would have been
known by my ancestors - I lived for
6 years about 3leagues from MontrealMontreal
and then was no slavery at MontrealMontreal

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and I have never known any in CanadaCanada and I
have travled all over that County - I was often
at MontrealMontreal - I may be that I saw negros
these but there wereno slaves there - I left
MontrealMontreal and came to this Country - I have
never seen PrairePrairieduChienChien - I came to
St LouisSt Louis 47 years ago

CrossExamined

I cant read nor write - I am unable to
state the particular places through which I
have traveled in CanadaCanada - I was a sailor
and went up and down the river - I did not
know all the persons in CanadaCanada nor but a
very small portion of them - when I say that
there was no slavery in CanadaCanada, I mean that
I never knew any - I never traveled much
by land in that Country & was never on
the lakes

JacquesBoneau says I do not know
RoseRose - I know since I have been
here - I was born in CanadaCanada - I cant
say in what year I was born - I am
65 years old - I was going on 21 years
of age when I left CanadaCanada - I lived
at or near assumption until I left CanadaCanada
I was at MontrealMontreal but once MontrealMontreal
is 10 leagues from assumption so I have
heard - I never saw any negros there