Louis Chouteau v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

CharlesCharles Roderman RodermanCharles Roderman ,
being duly sworn on his oath says, that
he is jailor of the County of S LouisCounty of S Louis, that
he entered upon the duties of his office
as jailor aforesaid on the 14th day of August 1858; & that the affiant then & there found
a man named Louis (of color) confined in
the jail & that the only authority by which
he was then & there & is so held, as appeared
& yet appears in the office of jailor, is
the following entry on the book, known as
the jail record book:

"LewisLewis Negro
"June 6th 1857 Committed by Sheriff
for Safe Keeping"

And affiant further states that he
has held & now holds the said Louis,
subject to the order of the Sheriff or
the order of the Court.