Pierre, a man of color v. Gabrial Chouteau
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PierrePierre (of color)
Gabriel ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau

In the St LouisSt Louis Circuit
Nov Term A D 1848

To the Hon A HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
Judge of Said Court,

The undersigned late sheriff
of the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis in the State of MissouriMissouri
would respectfully represent to your Honor. That when he
came into office he found the above cause pending in
this Court and by virtue of his office had the charge of
above named plaintiff at the April Term of this Court A D 1847 to wit on the 4th day of May 1848 an order was made for the Sheriff
to hire out said plaintiff under the regulation of the
Statutes of MissouriMissouri in such Case made and provided,
that in obdience to said order said plaintiff was hired
out at small wages untill about the first of April A D 1848, finding himself unable to hire out said
plaintiff any longer said plaintiff was by me delivered
over to the Jailer of the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis where he
still remains, at the charge of the said late Sheriff,
The present Sheriff haveing refused to take the charge &
control of said plaintiff.

Being of opinion that I cannot
legally any longer have the charge of plaintiff I would
therefore ask that an order may be made directing
the present Sheriff to take charge of said plaintiff and
do with him as the jail shall and that the late
Sheriff may no longer be encumbered with business property
belonging to his [ sucessor ]

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all of which is respectfully submitted

Sam, Conway Late Sheriff