Pierre, a man of color v. Gabrial Chouteau
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Answers- The language of that Ordinance implies that he did.

To Cross- question 5- Is not the precise language of the 47th. article of
the capitulation, referred to in your examination
in Chief as follows:

âAct: XLVII- les negros et panis des deux sexes

âresteront en leur qualite d'esclares en la possession

"des Francais et Canadiens
a qui ils appartiennents;

âil leursera libre de les garder
a leur service dans

âde la Colonie, ou de les Vendre, et ils pourront aussi continuer a les

âfaire
elever dans la religion romains,â-

âAccordé, excepté ceux qui auront
étés faits
âPrisonniers.ââ

Answers- Yes.

Cross-Question 6- Do the articles of capitulation in question
contain any proviso or limitation as to slaves,
beyond the restriction as to prisoners, and did
the conquerors stipulate any thing as to the freedom
of the offspring of slaves.

Answers- The articles of capitulation contain no proviso
or limitation as to slaves, except as to prisoners nor
do the conquerors appear to have stipulated any
thing as to the offspring of slaves.-

To Cross-Question 7- In your examination in Chief you state that the
legal effect of the King's Proclamation of the 7th. of October 1763 was to carry with it the abolition
of slavery of every kind would you please
state whether it had that effect in
FloridaFlorida,
the
Grenadines, Domonica, S. Vincent, and Tobago,
which an therein mentioned, as well as the govern-
ment of QuebecQuebec?

Answers- In my answer to the lenth introquatory in Chief,
I stated, that the effect of the proclamation of 1763
was the abolition of slavery of every find
in the Colony
having

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having a reference to the Colony of Quebec, as the only
one in question. - I cannot say what effect this procla-
mation may have had in the Floridas and other
places mentioned in this Interrogatory, not being ac-
quainted with the then existing laws in those places-
but I do not think that this proclamation could
have had the effect to abolish slavery there, if it
was then legally established and recognized.

To Crop- Question 8- Assuming that this proclamation abolished
slavery in the Government of QuebecQuebec, was not the
proclamation revoked by the 14th GeorgeGeorge III. ch. 83,
see: 4
, and all and every the Ordinance and
Ordinances made under it annulled and madevoid?

Answers,- The British Statute 14th GeorgeGeorge III, ch. 83, s. 4, annulled
and made void all the provisions of the proclamation
of 7th October 1763, as to their subsequent operation,
in order to make way for a more efficient system
of Government, but this did not affect the rights
of Colonists who had become, and continued to be
British subjects under that proclamation, whereby
they became entitled to the full enjoyment of their
personal freedom, as much as to the air they
breathed.

To Cross- Question 9,- Are you aware of the existence of any
act of the parliament of Great BritainBritain subsequently
to the Kings Proclamation adverted to, and posterior in
date to the QuebecQuebec act (14 Geo: III cap. 83.) recog-
nizing slavery in the Province of culture, and regulating
the importation of slaves therein.

Answers.- The British Statute 30 GeorgeGeorge III, Chapter 27, which
I Presume is alluded to, was made for encouraging
a particular descriptionof persons, citizens and
subjects of the UnitedUnited States StatesUnited States and the territories and
and countires thereunto belonging, to settle with

their