Pierre, a man of color v. Gabrial Chouteau
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss.

Personally appeared before
me the undersigned in the city and county
of St.LouisSt Louis and State of MissouriMissouri, Lewis H.
Martin and WilliamWilliam H Kerrick who
being by me first duly sworn upon their
oath say that they one, the one the keeper and
the other the deputy keeper of St. LouisSt Louis vounty
jail, that PierrePierre a man of color has been
in said jail for about ten months
that there affiants have seen him almost
daily during that time, and have observed
his conduct, that in the opinion of
these affiants he is at times of unsound mind and
insane; and the saidKerrick states that he
believesfromwhat he has seen of said
PierrePierre and his conduct, that he believes him
to have been insane the whole time of
his incarceration; that said PierrePierre is the same
who is now suing for his freedom in the
StCircuit Court LouisCircuit Court Circuit CourtCircuit Court .

Lewis H Martin

Wm H. Kerrick

Subscribed & sworn to before
me this 17th February 1849

WilsonWilson Primm clk