Pierre, a man of color v. Gabrial Chouteau
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incline to trade with the said Indians do take out a Licence for carrying on such trade from the Governor or
Commander in Chief of any of our Colonies respectively where such person shall reside and also give
security of observe such Regulations as We shall at any time think fit by ourselves ..... or Com-
missaries to be appointed for this purpose to direct and appoint for the benefit of the said Trade and
We do hereby authorize, enjoin and require the Governors and Commanders in Chief of all our Colonies
respectively as well those under our immediate Government as those under the Government and
direction of Proprietaries to grant such hences without fee or reward taking especial Care to insert
therein a condition that such licence shall be void and the security fortifeed on Case the PersonPerson to whom
the same is granted shall refuse or neglect to observe such Regulations as We shall think proper to
prescribe as aforesaid and we do further expressly enjoin all officers whatever as well
in the and direction of
aforesaid for the use of the said Indians, to seize and apprehend all persons whatever who standing
charged with Treasons, Misprison's of Treasons, Murders or other Felonies or Misdemeanors shall fly from
Justice and take refuge in the said Territory and to send them under a proper guard to the Colony
where the Crime was Committed of which they shall stand accused in order to take their trial for the

Given at our Court at St. James's
the 7th day of October 1763 in the third
year of our Reign.

God save the KingKing "

All which We have commanded to be exemplified.

In Testimony Whereof We have caused these our
Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of our said Province to be hereunto affixed. Witness our
Right Trusty and Well Beloved LieutenantLieutenant General The Right Honorable Charles Murray Earl
Cathcart of Cathcart in the County of Renfrew, K. C. B. Administrator of the Government of our ProvinceProvince of Canada
of CanadaProvince of Canada and Commander four Forces in British North AmericaAmerica, &c &c &c at MontrealMontreal this
thirtieth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight-hundred and forty six and in the
Ninth year of Our Reign.

By Command.